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Emma Harrison 157892

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 157892

Renewal Date 02/02/2024

The Star Bunkhouse | Guided Walks | Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Ambassador | Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Uplands Volunteer
Conservation and restoration of the UK's mountains and uplands 10/05/2023 0.50
South Wales Area Night Navigation 20/10/2022 0.50
Glacial Landscapes of the Brecon Beacons 04/09/2021 1.00
online webinar (any approved provider) (Any approved provider ) 10/02/2021 0.25
Environmental workshop - 1/2 day (Any approved provider) 05/12/2020 0.50
Winter Skills Lecture Series (BMC / MCofS) 03/12/2020 0.25
Met Office Mountain Weather - 6 - Online 10/11/2020 1.00
Mountain & Moorland Upland Awareness Training 28/11/2018 1.00
Mountain and Moorland birds 13/06/2018 1.00
Any approved provider - Environmental workshop - I day 10/05/2018 1.00
Any - Personal Skills Course (1/2 day) 04/01/2018 0.50
Limestone, Caves and South Wales Geology 18/08/2017 0.50
Teaching Navigation 12/05/2017 1.00
Story Telling Workshop 03/02/2017 1.00
Mountain and Moorland Birds 11/05/2016 1.00
DofE Award - Expedition Assessor Accreditation Course 19/02/2016 1.00
Night Navigation 11/12/2015 0.50
DofE Award - Expedition Supervisor Training Course 09/12/2015 1.00
Archaeological sites in the upland environment 13/03/2015 1.00
Any - Small Business / Marketing Course 10/01/2014 0.50

I own and run the award-winning The Star Bunkhouse, Bwlch on the western edge of the Black Mountains overlooking the Brecon Beacons. I am a Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Ambassador, Mountain & Moorland Ambassador, Dark Skies Ambassador & Fforest Fawr Geopark Ambassador. I am also an Uplands Volunteer for the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority helping with tasks such as footpath maintenance, peat restoration and other environmental projects.
I use my Mountain Leader award (along with MTA's CPD programme) to be the best guide I can be when taking bunkhouse guests on guided walks or providing expedition training. If time allows, I occasionally freelance as a guide or marshal (past clients include Black Mountain Activities, Explorers Connect, Might Contain Nuts, Mountain & River Activities, Treads & Trails, Welsh Mountain Walks & Wild Trails Wales), and lead walks on a voluntary basis for charity groups (e.g. Welsh Women Walking, Forces Wives Challenge) and walking festivals - Crickhowell, Monmouthshire & Forest Of Dean and Talgarth.
I help organise an annual walking & mountain biking challenge called 'Bwlch With Altitude', and I am very proud to have the opportunity to be filmed for BBC1 Wales, leading Derek Brockway, presenter of 'Weatherman Walking', on a guided walk in the Black Mountains (Series 10, Episode 2).
I would probably be described as a quietly competent, softly spoken & gentle mountain guide. I particularly enjoy working with adult groups who love the outdoors but don't have the skills or confidence to go off the beaten track by themselves.