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9 Friars Garth, Abbeytown, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 4SG




I’m a freelance outdoor instructor who has worked mainly in Scotland and North Wales. I have experience with guiding, instruction, and personal development for a variety of different types of group. When I’m not working you will find me at the crags, on the rivers and lakes throughout the world. Trips have included Greenland, Chile, Morocco and throughout europe.

Awards and Qualifications

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  • Mountain Instructor Award                
  • Winter Mountain Leader        
  • Foundation Climbing Coach (Trained)
  • Mountain Instructor Certificate (Trained) 
  • BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach in Paddlesport
  • 4* Open Canoe Leader
  • 3* White Water Kayak
  • White Water Safety and Rescue
  • BASP First Aid Certificate (with AED)
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • D1 Minibus Driver Licence.

Key Experiences

Work Experience

October 2015 - Present          Freelance Outdoor Instructor

I currently freelance for a variety of employers and deliver my own courses. This has included:

March 2015 - October 2015         Activities Instructor,  The Torridon, NW Highlands

August 2014 - March 2015         Freelance Outdoor Instructor,  Scotland and North Wales

May 2014 - August 2014         Instructional Staff,  Plas y Brenin, North Wales

May 2013 - May 2014                 Centre Assistant,  Plas y Brenin, North Wales

December 2007 - May 2013         Ecommerce Manager,  Snow and Rock Sports Group

(sites: http://www.snowandrock.com http://www.cyclesurgery.com http://www.runnersneed.com)

July-August 2012
                 Volunteer Instructor,  Calvert Trust Kielder, Lake District

June 2011                         Volunteer Assistant,  Shearwater Adventure, Lake District

Additional Information


References are available on request.