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Anthony Eccles 136191
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Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Course Director Member

Membership Number 136191

Renewal Date 07/04/2025

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 24673

Renewal Date 01/07/2024

For nearly 20 years I have climbed all over the UK and Europe, including the French Alps and Polish Tatra and various trips to Spain for sport climbing. In that time, I have been introducing and instructing people in the sport for at least the last 10 years, starting with when I was at university to now, as a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing instructor. In addition to my outdoor qualifications, I am a qualified teacher of Geography and Science who likes to share knowledge about the mountainous environment. Whether you are looking to learn Multipitch climbing; a guided walk up Tryfan; instruction on map reading or want to learn about the geology of Snowdon, you can be assured of an informative and safe day in the mountains
If you have a particular adventure in mind, feel free to contact me directly.
Problem Solving and Rescues (0424) 16/04/2024 Details
AMI CPD - Working on Raven and the other Langdale Crags 16/04/2024 Details
Working on Idwal Slabs 16/04/2024 Details
Teaching Single and Multi-Pitch Climbing (0424) 17/04/2024 Details
Teaching climbing in the Moelwynion 17/04/2024 Details
12. MWIS workshop Saturday PM 06/01/2024 0.50
09. Rab Gear Half Day workshop AM 06/01/2024 0.50
ABC Conference AMI CPD 14/09/2023 1.00
Navigating Inclusion in the Outdoors: Diversity Equals Growth (16 Dec at 8pm) - A Business Imperative 16/12/2021 0.50
Working the Idwal Slabs 23/09/2021 1.00
AMI Technical Experts workshop 24/05/2021 1.00
19. Bolting Workshop 23/05/2021 1.00
9. Big Wall Workshop 22/05/2021 1.00
Fundamentals of Tyrolean Rigging 01/12/2019 1.00
Mountaineering Day 15/06/2019 1.00
Introduction to Sea Level Traversing 18/08/2018 1.00
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 19/11/2017 1.00
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 18/11/2017 1.00
FREE Night Navigation Practise in North Wales 04/01/2017 0.50
FREE Night Navigation Practise in North Wales 05/11/2016 0.50
Short Roping Training for Trainees 16/01/2016 1.00
Expedition Leadership 01/11/2015 1.00
Outlook Expeditions - Leader Team Training (2 days) 15/05/2015 1.00
Mountain Rescue - Team training event (evening) 11/05/2015 0.25
Mountain Rescue - Team training event (half day) 26/04/2015 0.50
Climbing for All 25/04/2015 1.00
Mountain Rescue - Team training event (evening) 15/04/2015 0.25
North Wales Regional - Dmm Factory Tour 06/06/2014 0.50
North Wales Regional Teaching Navigaion 21/08/2013 0.25
North Wales Regional simple problem solving when personal climbing 24/07/2013 0.25

I am a qualified Summer ML and SPA and a Geography/Science teacher. It has taken a lot of indecisiveness and time to get where I am but I am glad I pursued what is shaping up to be a fantastic career choice.
I started exploring the Outdoors while at university where I joined the Mountaineering club which I eventually became the President of. After only a few climbing trips I was hooked. I didn't think there was a career in outdoor activities at that point and I had already decided I wanted to be a Teacher (like most Geography undergraduates).
It wasn't until after university, while working in retail, that I started the process of becoming a freelancer by completing the SPA. I got a little bit of work using it but only at indoor climbing centres (can you see the irony?). I decided that the ML award was the most natural progression in to the outdoor office but living in the city wasn't conducive to obtaining it.
So, I moved to North Wales, completed my teaching degree and booked my ML assessment, passed first time and I was working with my own group the week after. This year I'm leading my first overseas expedition to Jordan.
It is a good profession but you have to work just as hard getting work as a freelancer as you do actually working. This is balanced by the fact I am my own boss and I decide when I work and, most importantly, when I do, I'm in the outdoors, or rather I'm out of the indoors!.

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