Hello I'm
David Hormigo 100844

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Course Director Member

Membership Number 100844

Renewal Date 27/08/2022

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 1250

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Membership BAIML

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 416/06

Renewal Date 31/12/2021

Phone 07736 978 906

Email hormigod@gmail.com

NNAS Tutor Award 07/04/2021 1.00
MTE/MTC Online Course Directors & Staff Workshop 11/01/2021 1.00
Environmental awareness in the British mountains; What is ‘Need to know; Nice to know’? - Mike Raine 08/07/2020 0.25
AMI CPD Technical Adviser Workshop via Zoom 06/07/2020 1.00
MTE/C Provider CPD: Listening Skills 22/06/2020 0.25

Hello! I'm a Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, based on the edge of the Peak District. As such, my work is varied and massively rewarding! I spend a fair bit of time working on the local Grit and Limestone, helping people become better and more independent climbers. For 20 years I have been leading walks and running navigation courses, not taking for granted the inspiring landscapes I call my office. I value being able to finish a days work in the Peak District and return to my family, but enjoy getting around the UK from my central base. If I had to pick what I enjoy doing the most each year, it would be guiding steep ice throughout Norway in the winter, and working on the Cuillin Ridge in the Spring and Summer.
I work as a Mountain Training Course Director for the Hill and Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader Qualifications, and have been involved in the training and support of climbing instructors for various organisations. As such I offer staff training and technical advice to various high ropes courses and climbing walls, supporting better provision for a range of client groups.
I have a wide angle lensed view of our industry, and have worked in technical industrial fields as well as recreational. I am an IRATA L2 technician, and bring together knowledge from a range of applications to run an Abseil Events company alongside my Mountaineering Instruction. I'm often found on the top of buildings and man made structures meeting the vision of demanding clients.
I have been a Committee member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors for a number of terms, representing and supporting fellow Mountaineering Instructors in co-opted and elected roles.
I’m also a Cave Leader, Paddlesport Coach and MTB leader. And I do enjoy a good road bike ride when I get a chance. But don't hold that against me...

I have known David for over ten years working at a Local Education Authority Outdoor Education Centre (Hagg Farm in Derbyshire) where David has worked with school groups on residential courses and on Mountain and Hill and Moorland Leader Training and Assessment courses. More recently David has worked on my own Mountain Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader courses where he has done a great job delivering high quality training and assessment courses. David has a great awareness of teaching strategies and has always delivered a clear, fun, information-filled day for clients which extends their skills and gives them a good platform to move forwards with their mountaineering. I have always had the impression that David is keen to develop his own knowledge of different work venues and is constantly fine-tuning his teaching to deliver the best client experience possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending David as a reliable, capable and inspiring instructor with a great focus on customers and depth of knowledge and experience.


  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing


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