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Richard Duckworth 179755

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 179755

Renewal Date 01/08/2025

I am a Summer Mountain Leader and have a passion for walking in the hills and mountains of the UK.
I have a wide and broad walking experience base, a true love for the hills and over 14 years walking experience in moorland, hill and mountain areas of the UK. I have walked several thousand miles in every UK National Park and regularly work as a freelance ML in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Pennines and Snowdonia. I particularly enjoy teaching navigation and sharing my environmental knowledge. I have been very fortunate to have been trained and assessed over the years by some of the best and most respected outdoor professionals in the UK.
I’m a full member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and Mountain Training Association (MTA). I am a registered Director and Course Provider for the Bronze and Silver NNAS Navigation Award Scheme and I hold the NNAS Navigation Tutor Award. I’m a trained DofE Expedition Supervisor, have a valid Outdoor First Aid Certificate, have full public liability insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.
I’m also active in fundraising for path repair projects across the UK and spend time leading ‘Walks for Health’ in my local borough and my local Youth Service supporting their DoE programme, both on a voluntary basis.
I hail from Essex but you’d never believe it from my Lancastrian accent! I live on the fringes of the Pennines and have 2 children with my long term partner.
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Lowland Leader Training 22/07/2024 Details
Mountain Leader Training 10/08/2024 Details
Rock Skills Introduction 18/08/2024 Details
Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment 27/08/2024 Details
Rock Skills Intermediate 28/08/2024 Details
Snowdon for Mountain Leaders 09/10/2020 1.00
Leadership and the Environment 01/07/2020 1.00
The mountains of Britain - A Geological Story (online event) 11/06/2020 0.25
Trees in Britain (online event) 04/06/2020 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
First Aid for Mental Health 11/10/2019 1.00
Working Helvellyn's Edges within remit as an ML 16/05/2019 1.00
FOLD Bird habitats of the Lake District - A guide of what to see and where 08/05/2019 1.00
1 day ML Refresher 06/03/2019 1.00
Exploring the Lakeland Environment 05/03/2019 1.00
Met Office Mountain Weather 28/02/2019 1.00
Mountain weather 11/09/2018 0.50
Teaching Navigation 03/08/2018 1.00
Mountain Leader ropework and steep ground refresher 25/03/2018 1.00
DofE Award - Expedition Supervisor Training Course 29/01/2018 1.00
NNAS - Gold Award 28/01/2018 1.00
Any - Personal Skills Course (min. 1 day) 26/01/2018 1.00
Any - Personal Skills Course (min. 1 day) 24/01/2018 1.00
Contour Masterclass 05/11/2017 1.00