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Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 24491

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Membership BAIML

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 985/16

Renewal Date 31/12/2021

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 87734

Renewal Date 07/12/2021

UK Legislation Myth Busting Session 18/05/2021 0.50
Fundamentals of Tyrolean Rigging 21/11/2020 1.00
Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor 11/03/2020 3.00
19. Mental Health First Aid 01/12/2019 1.00
10. Mountain Trail Running for IMLs 30/11/2019 1.00
5. ISO 31000 Risk Management and Travel Risk Management Workshop 29/11/2019 1.00
Developing Movement Skills and Decision Making - A Gaming Approach 28/11/2019 1.00
Coaching others to coach 16/08/2019 1.00
Short Roping 14/05/2019 2.00
Geology - Mountain landscapes & rock types 18/03/2019 0.25
Geology - mountain building 06/03/2019 0.25
Teaching Leading Indoors for MIA's and trainee MIA's 30/11/2018 1.00
Self reflection - Sunday AM 11/11/2018 0.50
Trust based coaching - Sunday PM 11/11/2018 0.50
Questioning skills - Saturday AM 10/11/2018 0.50
Feedback - Saturday PM 10/11/2018 0.50
Teaching Leading on Single Pitch Crag 24/04/2018 1.00
MIC Trainee Workshop 03/02/2018 2.00
Chris Walker Trust Avalanche Workshop 26/01/2018 1.00
Northern corries workshop 05/01/2018 1.00
Working on Ben Nevis 18/12/2017 1.00
IML Hazards (Steep Ground and Water) Sunday Full Day 03/12/2017 1.00
Avalanche Awareness including the use of Transceiver, Shovel and Probe (TSP)- Saturday Full Day 02/12/2017 1.00
Climbing Wall Problem Solving 24/11/2017 1.00
​‘Keeping​ ​Dry,​ ​Staying​ ​Warm’ - Exploring the core concepts of how garments keep you warm and dry 21/11/2017 1.00
Designing the perfect day! - how to structure a multi pitch rock climbing day 07/07/2017 1.00
Gold Assessment workshop 17/06/2017 1.00
Cave rigging and rescue techniques – adding to the toolbox 15/06/2017 1.00
NNAS Tutor Award 24/05/2017 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
Teaching Indoor Leading for Mountaineering Instructors 19/04/2017 1.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Assessment Course (min. 2 days in length) 13/03/2017 2.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 06/02/2017 2.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 09/01/2017 2.00
Coaching Climbing Movement 04/12/2016 1.00
The Mountain Leader, the Mountaineering Instructor and the Environment 16/11/2016 2.00
Educational body - Web based training/e-learning module 10/10/2016 0.50
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Assessment Course (min. 2 days in length) 29/08/2016 2.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 02/11/2015 2.00
AMI - AMI Full Member CPD 05/09/2015 1.00
The Flora and Fauna of Mountain Habitats 05/09/2015 1.00
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 02/04/2015 1.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 27/03/2015 2.00
BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 2 26/03/2015 1.00
BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 1 25/03/2015 1.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 24/03/2015 2.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 23/03/2015 2.00
AMI - AMI Trainee Workshop 10/08/2014 0.00
AMI - AMI Trainee Workshop 09/08/2014 0.00
AMI - AMI Trainee Workshop 08/06/2014 0.00
Mountain Training - Award Scheme Training Course 27/07/2013 2.00
MTA Conference 2013 01/03/2013 2.00

My first taste of the mountains was doing Bronze DofE Award in the Black Mountains in South Wales in the 1970s. I don't mind admitting that I found it tough, and as I approached the finishing point on the Assessment expedition, I made a silent promise to myself that I really didn't need to repeat the experience. But a healthy bit of peer pressure had got me dragged into Silver. Then Gold. By then I was hooked, especially having had a taste of the ruggedness of Snowdonia in the process.
I joined the Army, and the opportunity to try rock-climbing came up. It seemed the obvious progression to me, and back then that was 'the' normal pathway into climbing and mountaineering. A variety of courses, meets run by the Army Mountaineering Association, and the opportunity to participate in expeditions to far-flung corners meant that by the time I left the Army in 2001 I had done a huge variety of mountain activities all over the UK, Europe and the world. I also completed the Summer and Winter ML awards at the start of the 1990s.
A change of career to an exclusively indoor line of work meant that I wasn't out and about as much as I once had been, but I continued to climb regularly from my new home in Yorkshire. This included some local gritstone climbing, but it was always the bigger mountains that attracted me and so I tended (and still do) to climb more in Snowdonia, the Lakes and Scotland in the winter. There were trips abroad too, of course - Norwegian ice, Mediterranean sports climbing, and Alpine mountaineering.
Now, I have made another career switch into professional mountaineering and climbing, enjoying sharing what has been my passion for over 30 years with those just starting out. Over a period of time I have qualified as both an International Mountain Leader and Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor, and the openings created by those awards are now the mainstay of my work.


My first taste of the mountains was doing Bronze DofE Award in the Black Mountains in South Wales in the 1970s. I don't mind admitting that I found it tough, and as I approached the finishing point on the Assessment expedition, I made a silent promise to myself that I really didn't need to repeat the experience. But a healthy bit of peer pressure had got me dragged into Silver. Then Gold. By then I was hooked, especially having had a taste of the ruggedness of Snowdonia in the process.
I joined the Army, and the opportunity to try rock-climbing came up. It seemed the obvious progression to me, and back then that was 'the' normal pathway into climbing and mountaineering. A variety of courses, meets run by the Army Mountaineering Association, and the opportunity to participate in expeditions to far-flung corners meant that by the time I left the Army in 2001 I had done a huge variety of mountain activities all over the UK, Europe and the world. I also completed the Summer and Winter ML awards at the start of the 1990s.
A change of career to an exclusively indoor line of work meant that I wasn't out and about as much as I once had been, but I continued to climb regularly from my new home in Yorkshire. This included some local gritstone climbing, but it was always the bigger mountains that attracted me and so I tended (and still do) to climb more in Snowdonia, the Lakes and Scotland in the winter. There were trips abroad too, of course - Norwegian ice, Mediterranean sports climbing, and Alpine mountaineering.
Now, I have made another career switch into professional mountaineering and climbing, enjoying sharing what has been my passion for over 30 years with those just starting out. Over a period of time I have completed both the MIA and IML awards and the openings created by those awards are now the mainstay of my work, including delivering NNAS courses. I am also progressing towards MIC and developing my climbing coaching skills through the coaching awards.


I joined Patrick Hickie on a traverse of the Haute Route on ski (from Chamonix - Zermatt). Despite being being in a guiding capacity, it was a pleasure to accompany Patrick on a tour that was conducted in some challenging weather conditions. Although I cannot directly comment on Patrick's technical climbing standard, I have no hesitation in providing a reference for the Mountaineering Instructor Scheme as a whole. From the first instance it was clear that Patrick was at home in the mountains, his self assured nature being an extremely positive attribute to the team in testing conditions. It was clear that Patrick had considerable experience of working with others in small groups and was happy to help on the more "mountaineering" sections of the route. Any coaching given to the party being well timed and appropriate, adding real value to the situation. Of course, this was all delivered in Patrick's calm and self assured style - an essential skill for any Mountaineering Instructor. It's very positive to hear of Patricks recent success with the MIA and I fully expect to see him as an MIC in the fullness of time. James Thacker - MIC and IFMGA Mountain Guide, 3rd September 2015

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  • None of the above

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  • Other

I have known Patrick for two years now. I have been mentoring Patrick with regards to working as an MIC on completion of his MIC assessment. Patrick has observed our working practices and worked alongside our MIC instructors on numerous occasions. Patrick is dedicated to pursuing his goal to become MIC. He has certainly dedicated his personal and professional time to training towards this goal. Patrick is a mature, capable and experienced mountaineer with broad personal experience over many years. Patrick is a steady climber and conscientious regarding safety of partners and self. Coming to MIC assessment is often a difficult journey due to lack of winter ml experiential work and practical MIA mountain based work followed by MIC type work / experience after training courses . This can let candidates down. I believe Patrick has endeavoured to work through his weak areas and has concentrated on areas he feels less experienced in. As with all candidates there are areas that will improve with experience especially if they qualify and are able to then learn the trade to becoming a MIC. Patrick offers a dependable, safe and thoughtful attitude. I wish him luck in his ambitions and on his assessment.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing
  • Other

Relationship

  • Other

I have known Patrick for around a year. He is an experienced and competent Winter Climber. I’ve employed Patrick this Winter where he has excellent feedback from clients and colleagues alike.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing

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  • Colleague
  • Employee

I have been working this season with Patrick on winter mountaineering courses. He is a patient, calm and considered instructor and has been performing well with a variety of clients at a variety of venues in and around Glencoe. I have no doubt he will make an excellent WMCI

Activity

  • Indoor climbing
  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague

I have been working alongside Patrick for several weeks this winter and have been impressed with his professionalism and client care. Throughout the winter mountaineering courses he gave appropriate progressions and facilitated plenty of learning. He demonstrated good decision making in the winter mountains as well as musing the rope safely and effectively. I would have no hesitation in working alongside him in the future and think he will make an excellent WMCI.

Activity

  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague

I have worked with Patrick for a number of years on the Jagged Globe Winter programme. He is a safe, competent and knowledgeable Mountaineering Instructor. He cares deeply about delivering the very best day that conditions and abilities allow and is very well liked and respected by both clients and colleagues. He is constantly analysing his own decisions and teaching methods and regularly goes out of his way to observe other colleagues in order to improve his own performance. He is a patient and careful listener and is modest about his own extensive and far reaching personal experience. I would be happy to have friends and family in the care of Patrick and would without hesitation recommend him as a potential WMCI.

Activity

  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague

I met Patrick through working for Jagged Globe in Scotland. He freelances for them as do I. We have worked alongside each other on courses, and have got to know each other over the last few years. He works on the Jagged Globe Mountaineering Courses in Scotland as well as working on various Jagged Globe Expeditions. Patrick has a vast amount of mountaineering experience around the world and mountaineering + climbing experience in the UK. This experience comes across with his work in Scotland. He works very well with the clients - he is calm, professional and patient. He is able to teach and instruct in a very effective manner, able to differentiate his approach to the needs of each client. He never rushes the clients, or gets frustrated, and always seems to have infinite patience with them. Working in a team Patrick is professional and competent, and able to work in any staff team. He does not approach the team with an ego, agenda or arrogance - this is one of his strengths. Patrick could easily be the person who wrote "leave your ego at home". He is also the opposite of arrogant, being humble and modest. This definitely helps his decision making process and thinking towards safety. He has a healthy and large safety margin with his work in Scotland. Working towards his re-assessment Patrick has constantly been asking for constructive feedback from fellow staff, and he has been acting on comments or developmental areas. He has been keen to use any feedback to improve his professionalism and work with mountaineering, climbing and clients. Patrick is a pleasure to work with, and the clients all say the same. I have seen close up, and from afar how much effort, skill and attention he puts into his work and I have heard from the clients how much they have enjoyed and benefited from being with him.

Activity

  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague

I have seen Patrick develop hugely in the last few years as a highly Professional and knowledgeable Leader, guide and Coach. He has worked for Jagged Globe in both Winter Climbing and Expedition Leader roles. In the last 2 seasons Patrick has become a important part of our instructional team on the West Coast of Scotland, regularly climbing and mountaineering with a variety of clients. I observed him most recently guiding a client on The Curtain, Ben Nevis. I was impressed by his steadiness and confidence in some very difficult conditions. He will make an excellent Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor.

Activity

  • Winter climbing

Relationship

  • Colleague
  • Employee

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