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Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 107839

Renewal Date 20/09/2022

I am a one man band who loves being in the mountains whether its walking, climbing or even camping on an expedition. I am owner of BERWYN MOUNTAINEERING and provide courses for Mountain Training: Hill & Mountain Skills, Rock Skills Introduction & Intermediate, Lowland Leader Award and the Expedition Skills Module as well as being a Outdoor Discovery Award (ODA) course provider for the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS). I also am a accredited Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor. Go to www.berwynmountaineering.com to find out more.
Hill & Mountain Skills Mountain Skills 21/01/2022 Details
Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment 19/02/2022 Details
Lowland Leader Assessment 22/02/2022 Details
Hill & Mountain Skills Mountain Skills 05/03/2022 Details
Lowland Leader Assessment 10/03/2022 Details
PPE Inspector Course 01/08/2021 2.00
NNAS Tutor Award 05/06/2021 1.00
MTA webinar: Overcoming skill fade (climbing leaders) 22/03/2021 0.25
MTA webinar: Working at a single pitch crag as a Rock Climbing Instructor 15/03/2021 0.25
ABCTT/NICAS/NIBAS Workshop or Seminar (full day) (ABCTT) 11/02/2021 1.00
Tier 1 Induction 11/02/2021 1.00
MTE/MTC Course Directors & Staff update and CPD 23/11/2020 1.00
Course Directors ONLY: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Mountain Training; understanding the opportunities - Alan Pashley, DofE North of England 29/07/2020 0.25
Course Directors ONLY: Writing great blogs - Oli Reed, Trail Magazine Editor 28/07/2020 0.25
Environmental awareness in the British mountains; What is ‘Need to know; Nice to know’? - Mike Raine 08/07/2020 0.25
Director & Staff Update Workshop for Walking Leadership and Skills schemes - MTC & MTE - ONLINE 02/07/2020 1.00
This Girl Can...Go Climbing and Walking - a Girlguiding perspective 24/06/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: The environment (hosted by Mike Raine) 23/06/2020 0.25
Outdoor Mental Health: Top Tips for talking about Mental Heath with customers & Why the outdoors is good for you (the evidence) 17/06/2020 0.25
Gamifying training for kids - Jamie Vardy, NICAS/NIBAS Course Director 10/06/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Thunderstorms (hosted by the Met Office) 29/05/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Teaching belaying 15/05/2020 0.25
Waterproofing kit - top tips & latest innovations - Mike Vassar, Nikwax 06/05/2020 0.25
Loving Lichens 28/10/2019 0.50
Mountain Training - Course Directors & Staff Workshop 22/11/2018 1.00
Mountain Training - Course Directors & Staff Workshop 21/11/2018 1.00
Rock Skills provider and course tutor induction - MTC and MTE - ALL Rock Skills providers and tutors 21/11/2018 1.00
MTA - MTA CPD Workshop (1/2 day) 20/11/2018 0.50
Bridging the gap between SPA and RCI 28/10/2018 1.00
MTA West Midlands 'End of the Summer' camp, climb and walk. 29/09/2018 1.00
Any - Advanced First Aid (beyond basic 16 hours course) 09/09/2018 1.00
Joint Services - Adventurous Training Course (if relevant to your award) 28/04/2018 1.00
MTA - West Mercia Search & Rescue CPD event 15/10/2017 0.50
Peak Region and North Wales Region twinning event part 2: The Rave at the Rectory 23/09/2017 1.00
FREE SPA refresher evening 14/06/2017 0.50
MTA - MTA CPD Workshop (1/2 day) 09/01/2017 0.50
Staffordshire Search and Rescue day, Plus MTA West Mids Christmas Meal 03/12/2016 0.50
Mountain Rescue - Team training event (half day) 26/06/2016 0.50
Any - Advanced First Aid (beyond basic 16 hours course) 23/03/2016 1.00
Mountain Training Approved Provider - Award Specific 'Refresher' Workshop 17/11/2015 1.00
Good Practice Safety Management Conference - Residential 14/11/2015 2.00
Mountain Training - Observing a Training or Assessment Course 31/10/2015 1.00
NNAS - Providers' Regional Training workshop 10/10/2015 1.00
Games, Activities and Coaching for climbing coaches and instructors 16/09/2015 0.50
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 05/09/2015 1.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 02/09/2015 2.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 31/05/2015 2.00
Joint Services - Adventurous Training Course (if relevant to your award) 29/05/2015 1.00
Outlook Expeditions - Leader Team Training (2 days) 16/05/2015 1.00
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 07/11/2014 1.00
South Wales Regional - Indoor climbing training 27/09/2014 1.00
DMM - Factory Tour 17/06/2014 0.50
Any outdoor industry employer - Employer's in-house training event (2 days or more) 17/04/2014 2.00
New Tutor Induction for Hill & Mountain Skills Scheme 16/01/2014 2.00
CPD 16/06/2013 1.00
Outlook Expeditions - Leader Team Training (2 days) 14/06/2013 1.00
Any outdoor industry employer - Employer's in-house training event (full day) 13/03/2011 1.00

I first got into mountaineering when I was in the Army, but had always loved the outdoors even from an early age. I then joined the Army Cadet Force in 2001 & my friend in that organisation soon got me walking with the Adventure Training team. I did my Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) in 2002 & I will never forget the elation of being told that I had passed. I'm sure it kept me awake during the drive home as I kept repeating to myself that "I can lead groups!!!". However I was not content with leaving it there & was quickly pushing for my Summer Mountain Leader Award (ML). I passed this with relative ease as I had been out at least once a week to ensure I passed (as they say in the Army, train hard, fight easy). My next step is the Winter Mountain Leader Award (MLW). I became a Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) & I have also passed the Rock Climbing Instructor Award (RCI). With my Summer ML I have been lucky to work in some beautiful places both in the UK and abroad in Africa, India, Peru and many other places.
All in all, I can honestly say I love every minute of being in the hills (regardless of the weather) & the fact that I am an instructor means I can pass my knowledge & enthusiasm to other people. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction when I lead people up a mountain for the very first time in the hope that they too will catch the mountaineering bug. I'm also a provider for the Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills courses, Lowland Leader Award and the Expedition Skills Module as well as the new Rock Skills courses. I am also a Outdoor Discovery Award (ODA) Provider for the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)


I first got into mountaineering when I was in the Army, but had always loved the outdoors even from an early age. I then joined the Army Cadet Force in 2001 & my friend in that organisation soon got me walking with the Adventure Training team. I did my Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) in 2002 & I will never forget the elation of being told that I had passed. I'm sure it kept me awake during the drive home as I kept repeating to myself that "I can lead groups!!!". However I was not content with leaving it there & was quickly pushing for my Summer Mountain Leader Award (ML). I passed this with relative ease as I had been out at least once a week to ensure I passed (as they say in the Army, train hard, fight easy). My next step is the Winter Mountain Leader Award (MLW). I became a Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) & I have also passed the Rock Climbing Instructor Award (RCI). With my Summer ML I have been lucky to work in some beautiful places both in the UK and abroad in Africa, India, Peru and many other places.
All in all, I can honestly say I love every minute of being in the hills (regardless of the weather) & the fact that I am an instructor means I can pass my knowledge & enthusiasm to other people. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction when I lead people up a mountain for the very first time in the hope that they too will catch the mountaineering bug. I'm also a provider for the Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills courses, Lowland Leader Award and the Expedition Skills Module as well as the new Rock Skills courses. I am also a Outdoor Discovery Award (ODA) Provider for the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)


An enthusiastic person who has a continued interest in developing his knowledge base for the benefit of others.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing

Relationship

  • Colleague

Jason has been working in the mountain environment for a number of years now and I have worked alongside him several times a year for the last 6 years. He develops good working relationships with groups and is keen to pass on skills rather than simply lead people on a walk. He has developed a sound general sense of risk and tries to adjust his plans to take account of people's abilities and limitations.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Winter walking

Relationship

  • Colleague

I have worked with Jason on numerous occasions over the last 7 years. Most of this has been with children of secondary school age, with whom he is able to strike a good balance between being easy going and approachable, while being prepared to take on a more commanding role when appropriate. We have led groups together in the mountains, where again he has proved easy to work with as a colleague and effective as a group leader and instructor. He has developed a good understanding of the mountain environment and is both keen and engaging when sharing this understanding with others. From my experience of Jason, I would happily recommend his approval as a Mountain Training Approved Activity Provider. Martin Digby 7th October 2016

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Winter walking

Relationship

  • Colleague

Jason is an able provider who has delivered a variety of Hill Skills Courses for my students from Oswestry School. In all cases he has delivered an enjoyable for the students pitched at the right level, depending on his audience, whilst also meeting the course requirements. He has recently applied to become an MTAAP and I would endorse this application, stating that I feel he has the skills and manner appropriate for delivering in this role at the level indicated. This reference is for that application on the 20/10/16.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Winter walking

Relationship

  • Employee

Jason has been an enthusiast in the outdoors since I have known him, he is a keen mountaineer both summer and winter. We have been on several winter and summer expeditions together into the Scottish mountains, the Lake district and North Wales. Jason works well with school groups and has an ability to relate to any age group. He has an easy going nature but can also react to situations in a more authoritarian way when required. He has experience of working on 5 day mountaineering courses with the Army Cadet Force and CCF. He also has experience of supervising and training D of E groups. I know Jason has a love of the outdoors and believe he will pass that experience on to his groups in the future.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Winter walking

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague
  • Done business together

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