Hello I'm
Michael Dunlop 168074

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 168074

Renewal Date 01/04/2024

I am a director of Orbis Outdoor Adventures Ltd provider of outdoor adventure activities and training. I also freelance for several companies and centres working on DofE training and expeditioning, climbing, rope courses, team building, mountain walks, large scale charity events and delivery of private guiding.
Currently I hold CWA, CWAA, FCA and MLs.
Visit the website for further details www.orbisoutdooradventures.co.uk or email me on mick@orbisoutdooradventures.co.uk
Neuro Diversity in the outdoors 19/12/2021 1.00
Environmental Learning 12/11/2021 1.00
Peer-to-peer MTA day walk - Langdale taking in Crinkle Crags 27/07/2020 1.00
MTA webinar: History of vegetation in hills and mountains since the last glaciation 11/06/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Ecology for leaders series (Part 4) - Sources of information to help plan your day on the hill 04/06/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Ecology for leaders series (Part 3) 28/05/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Ecology for leaders series (Part 2) 21/05/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Ecology for leaders series (Part 1) 14/05/2020 0.25
Waterproofing kit - top tips & latest innovations - Mike Vassar, Nikwax 06/05/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: Transformational Leadership (INSPIRE model) 05/05/2020 0.25
MTA webinar: The environment & ways to make fun & interactive experiences with clients 30/04/2020 0.25
Developing Teaching and Learning Skills 03/03/2020 1.00
MTA Technical Adviser Insight Workshop 07/12/2019 0.50
NNAS Tutor Award 08/03/2019 1.00
Teaching Navigation 08/03/2019 1.00
Met Office Mountain Weather 28/02/2019 1.00
IOL Midlands 16/02/2019 1.00
MTA mentor training 08/06/2018 1.00
MTA - MTA CPD Workshop 25/04/2018 1.00
Contour Masterclass 07/10/2017 1.00
Geology - mountain building 06/07/2017 0.25
Mountain weather 05/05/2017 0.50
West Midland Region Social Climbing Evening 06/02/2017 0.50
Staffordshire Search and Rescue day, Plus MTA West Mids Christmas Meal 03/12/2016 0.50
Navigation and Poor Visibility Navigation 26/11/2016 1.00
FREE Night Navigation Practise in North Wales 05/11/2016 0.50
Any - Personal Skills Course (min. 1 day) 23/08/2016 1.00
Geology: An Introduction to Rocks and Landscape Interpretation 23/08/2016 1.00
MTA - MTA CPD Workshop 05/12/2015 1.00
West Midlands Christmas Navigation Event and Christmas Party! Afternoon Navigation challenges and coaching. Night navigation challenge (with a twist!) 05/12/2015 0.50
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 09/04/2014 1.00

Having started walking in around 1998 in the hills and mountains of the UK I now hold CWA, CWAA, FCA and ML summer. Additionally I am a DofE supervisor, Accredited Assessor at all levels and a NNAS Bronze and Silver Provider.
Having gained my awards I use them both for freelance work and volunteering in climbing centres and have been lucky enough to take part in large scale events and work with several companies delivering DofE Expeditions. Moving forward I intend to supply bespoke courses in team-building and guided days alongside climbing courses and NNAS training and assessment.
I find it hugely satisfying to be able to introduce people to either the outdoors or the world of climbing. Seeing peoples faces when they achieve something is worth all the hard work.