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James Desmond 169036

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 169036

Renewal Date 25/05/2023

FLD - CUMBRIA’S RAINFORESTS: An introduction to a forgotten aspect of our natural heritage 10/09/2020 1.00
FREE intro to mountain running 26/10/2019 0.50
FREE FOLD workshop: Birds & habitats of the Lake District National Park 02/05/2018 1.00
LNT Ireland / Centre of outdoor ethics - Leave no trace - Trainers course 27/05/2017 2.00

I am an Expedition Planner and Mountain Leader with a wide-array of international adventure experience from Alpine Mountaineering to long-distance cycle touring and fell running.
Through gaining my mountian training awards I have been able to travel the world both in a planning and leading capacity. I have undertaken assessments and recces of treks in destinations such as Bolivia, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Nepal, Mongolia, Croatia and travelled on expeditions to Ecuador, Croatia, Norway, Thailand and Laos.
I have also planned school expeditions and trekking holidays to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Patagonia, Kilimanjaro, India, China and more. I strongly believe in the positive impact and uplift adventure travel can have on small communities in developing destinations around the world, along with the importance of protecting these unique environments we travel to.
In 2017 I founded The Grand Adventure Company - offering ethical trekking and adventure travel holidays around the world.