Hello I'm
James Walton 1783

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 1783

Renewal Date 01/07/2023

Phone 07867 803106

Email jimwaltonmia@gmail.com

Website www.jimwaltonmia.com


I've been Walking, Scrambling and Climbing for over 20 years. I grew up just north of the Lake District in the heart of the Eden Valley and now live just outside the Peak District.

My Qualifications

I hold the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award (MCI) which is the highest summer based Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Qualification in the UK. I also hold the Winter Mountain Leader Award. I'm First Aid Qualified as well as being fully insured for all the activities I teach.

My Personal Experience

I am experienced in climbing in most areas of England (Lakes, Peak, Cornwall, Northumberland, Avon) Scotland and Wales in both Summer and Winter
I have also climbed in the Alps during the summer and winter as well as in the Antarctic. I have trekked in Norway, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Patagonia

Personal Life

I'm a husband and father to two children. I have a BEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University
I am an enthusiastic climbing book collector (over 200+ signed first editions) and bit of a geek when it comes to climbing literature in general. I'm also a true lover of Malt W
AMI CPD - Field-based Geology in Glencoe/Lochaber 29/03/2023 Details
AMI CPD - Field-based Geology in Glencoe/Lochaber 30/03/2023 Details
AMI Peer-led CPD - Getting The Best From Avon Gorge 31/03/2023 Details
Coaching Outdoor Climbing Movement 03/04/2023 Details
AMI CPD - Field-based Geology on Skye 04/04/2023 Details
11. High Ropes Rescue Training 23/04/2022 1.00
Navigating Inclusion in the Outdoors: Diversity Equals Growth (16 Dec at 8pm) - A Business Imperative 16/12/2021 0.50
Protect Our Winters - Carbon Literacy Training 29/11/2021 1.00
Fun with Jam - AMI Peer Lead CPD 10/11/2021 1.00
19. Bolting Workshop 23/05/2021 1.00
UK Legislation Myth Busting Session 18/05/2021 0.50
Working Langdale as a Mountaineering Instructor 24/04/2021 1.00
Diversity - barriers to access and how Mountaineering Instructors can influence change 24/03/2021 0.50
Short Roping Masterclass 24/10/2020 2.00
Technical Advisers Workshop (online) 12/05/2020 1.00
Coaching Leading at a Sports Climbing Venue 07/06/2019 1.00
Met Office Mountain Weather 09/05/2019 1.00
Plas y Brenin - Rope Matters Workshop 10/12/2018 1.00
Tyrolean Traverses - rigging and testing 16/05/2018 1.00
Teaching Leading on Single Pitch Crag 24/04/2018 1.00
Teaching Self Rescue for Single and Multi-Pitch Crags 01/04/2018 1.00
Single Pitch Award to Rock Climbing Instructor – Sharing thoughts on delivery… 23/03/2018 1.00
Now get out of that - Improvised rescues and more - Sunday - Full Day Workshop 21/01/2018 1.00
GPS - Saturday - Full Day Workshop 20/01/2018 1.00
Technical Advising Workshop - Climbing Walls 11/01/2018 0.50
Teaching Indoor Leading for Mountaineering Instructors 16/12/2017 1.00
Rope Matters -Daniel Gebel 05/12/2017 1.00
Navigation - A Different Approach and NNAS Registration 30/09/2017 1.00
Cave rigging and rescue techniques – adding to the toolbox 15/06/2017 1.00
BMC / MCofS / MI - FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 11/05/2017 1.00
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 workshop 11/05/2017 1.00
Role of the Technical Advisor 03/05/2017 0.50
Client Care - from the Himalayas to Higgar Tor 24/04/2017 0.50
The Story of Stanage 08/04/2017 1.00
Winter Weather - Half Day am 15/01/2017 0.50
AMI - AGM Workshop (full day) 14/01/2017 1.00
RAB Clothing - Full Day 14/01/2017 1.00
AMI - Self Reflection 18/12/2016 1.00
Mountain weather 07/12/2016 0.50
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 21/04/2016 2.00
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 12/04/2016 1.00
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 09/03/2016 1.00
RCofS Bleeding and Trauma certificate- Afternoon Workshop 17/01/2016 0.50
DMM Demo/Equipment Testing- Morning Workshop 17/01/2016 0.50
Working on Sea Cliffs 16/01/2016 1.00
Peak Region Night Navigation 24/11/2015 0.50

I’ve climbed many times with Jim particularly on rock. He is a competent and enthusiastic climber and instructor who regularly work with his MCI. He works part time as an instructor but takes pride staying current and up to date with good practice, and I’m always happy to employing him for MCI work. He has winter climbing experience which spans decades and relevant experience from alpine trips. His has climbed many Grade V Scottish winter classics. He also gives up a considerable amount sits on the BMC Technical Committee and has volunteered as the AMI Communications Officer for the last 4 years. I have no hesitation in recommending Jim to go forward for the WMCI scheme.


  • Rock climbing
  • Winter climbing


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