|Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor||05/11/2019|
|Single Pitch Award||26/02/2011|
|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|
|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|
|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!.