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Brendan Whelan 51823
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Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Course Director Member

Membership Number 51823

Renewal Date 27/08/2022

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 762

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Male

Phone 00353876657790

Email brenwhelan@gmail.com

Website www.donegalclimbing.com

After working in the outdoor industry for 30 years I continue to up-skill myself in order to remain at the cutting edge of climbing and coaching. During that time I’ve amassed considerable experience climbing and working in many countries including Ireland, Russia, China, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, South America, Canada, Fiji, Bali, Borneo and Europe, including Austria, England, Iceland, Finland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Spain, Corsica and Switzerland.
Qualifications:
Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (WMCI) completed in 2003.
International Mountain Leader Award holder (IML) completed in 2002.
Failte Ireland – Local & Regional Guide (2018)
Bren’s CV:
PhD Researcher at Ulster University, Risk in Adventure Tourism.
Level 6, Certificate in Health & Safety Representation, IT Sligo.
Level 9, MSc – International Business, Ulster University (2020) 1:1
Level 8, BA (Hons) – Adventure Education & Facilitation, University of Chichester (2019) – 2:1
Wild Sea Europe – Tour Guide Training & Assessment (2019)
Failte Ireland, Local Expert Training (2019)
LYIT, Level 7, Tourism Concepts (2018)
LYIT, Level 6, Failte Ireland – Local & Regional Guide (2018)
MTUK – Foundation Climbing Coach Award – (2015)
CYQ – Level 2 Personal Fitness Trainer – (2015)
Trail Cycling Leader Award Training – (2014)
Safe Guarding Children in Sport – (2014)
BMC Climbing Fundamentals 2 – (2014)
BMC Climbing Fundamentals 1 – (2014)
MTUK Foundation Climbing Coach Award Training – (2014)
HNC Diploma – Sport, Health, Exercise & Fitness – (2014) – with Distinction
Navigating Inclusion in the Outdoors: Diversity Equals Growth (16 Dec at 8pm) - A Business Imperative 16/12/2021 0.50
Chris Walker Memorial Trust - Avalanche Awareness Training 08/12/2021 1.00
Course Directors & Staff Workshop 03/12/2021 1.00
Swift water and flood water rescue technician 27/06/2021 1.00
ABC online Seminar - Floor walking 01/06/2021 0.50
First Aid Trainer course 30/05/2021 1.00
UK Legislation Myth Busting Session 18/05/2021 0.50
Learning From Experience - Safety Seminar 05/05/2021 1.00
ABC online Seminar - Floor walking 23/03/2021 0.50
Climbing Wall Seminar 17/02/2021 1.00
Geology Workshop 04/02/2021 1.00
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course Half Day 17/01/2021 0.50
MTE/MTC Course Directors & Staff update and CPD 23/11/2020 1.00
Learning From Experience - Safety Seminar 11/11/2020 1.00
Mountain Training - Course Directors & Staff Workshop 07/12/2018 1.00
Any - Advanced First Aid (beyond basic 16 hours course) 01/09/2018 1.00
Any approved provider - Geology Workshop 01/05/2018 1.00
Mountain Rescue - Team training event (full day) 14/04/2018 1.00
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 21/01/2018 1.00
Any approved provider - Environmental workshop - 1/2 day 04/01/2018 0.50
LNT Ireland / Centre of outdoor ethics / Nevis Landscape Partnership - Leave no trace - Awareness Course 16/12/2016 1.00
Climbing 23/11/2014 1.00
Climbing 22/11/2014 1.00
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 21/11/2014 1.00
Leave no trace - Trainers course 18/07/2014 2.00

Bren Whelan has spent nearly thirty years rock climbing, hill walking, mountaineering and skiing throughout the World. He has climbed and worked in many countries including the four corners of Ireland, Russia, China, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, South America, Canada, Fiji, Bali, Borneo and Europe, including Austria, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Spain, Corsica and Switzerland. Bren is a full Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC) completed in 2003, Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) completed in 1997 and International Mountain Leader Award holder (IML) completed in 2002. Bren is the former Director of Mountaineering at Tiglin, Ireland’s National Mountain Centre and is an associate instructor at both Glenmore Lodge and Tollymore Mountain Centre (Scotland and Northern Ireland’s National Mountain Centres). He is also a former mountaineering editor of Outsider, Ireland’s Outdoor Magazine. Bren has also written for the Irish Mountain Log, Trail Magazine UK and the AMI Instructors magazine. His mountaineering and landscape photography has been published on the front and inside pages of the Irish Times, Derry Journal, Irish News, Belfast & North West Telegraphs. Bren is a fully insured and approved provider of BOS (The Irish Mountain Training Board & Mountaineering Ireland) training and assessment courses, plus a provider of a full hill walking, rock climbing and mountain guiding service in Ireland & Scotland.
Bren’s CV:
PhD Researcher at Ulster University. Area 'Risk in adventure activity tourism'
Level 9 MSc International Business
Level 8 Degree BSc Hons - Adventure Education & Facilitation

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