Hello I'm
Anthony Eccles 136191


Joined on 23 January 2007

Phone 07930 335629

Location Caernarfon Gwynedd GB

Email higher.climbing@gmail.com

Website www.higherclimbing.wales

BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 19/11/2017
BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 18/11/2017
FREE Night Navigation Practise in North Wales 04/01/2017
FREE Night Navigation Practise in North Wales 05/11/2016
Short Roping Training for Trainees 16/01/2016

I am a qualified Summer ML and SPA and a Geography/Science teacher. It has taken a lot of indecisiveness and time to get where I am but I am glad I pursued what is shaping up to be a fantastic career choice.
I started exploring the Outdoors while at university where I joined the Mountaineering club which I eventually became the President of. After only a few climbing trips I was hooked. I didn't think there was a career in outdoor activities at that point and I had already decided I wanted to be a Teacher (like most Geography undergraduates).
It wasn't until after university, while working in retail, that I started the process of becoming a freelancer by completing the SPA. I got a little bit of work using it but only at indoor climbing centres (can you see the irony?). I decided that the ML award was the most natural progression in to the outdoor office but living in the city wasn't conducive to obtaining it.
So, I moved to North Wales, completed my teaching degree and booked my ML assessment, passed first time and I was working with my own group the week after. This year I'm leading my first overseas expedition to Jordan.
It is a good profession but you have to work just as hard getting work as a freelancer as you do actually working. This is balanced by the fact I am my own boss and I decide when I work and, most importantly, when I do, I'm in the outdoors, or rather I'm out of the indoors!.

In addition to my outdoor qualifications, I am a qualified teacher of Geography and Science who likes to share knowledge about the mountainous environment. Whether you are looking for a guided walk up Tryfan, instruction on map reading or want to learn about the geology of Snowdon, you can be assured of an informative and safe day in the mountains.
Here's a list of some of the services I offer:
Charity mountain hikes, climbs and walks,
Welsh 3000's challenge,
National 3 peaks challenge,
Family rock climbing days,
Bespoke navigation training for all abilities,
Environmental guided walks - Mountain Geology, flora and fauna and glaciation,
GPS training.

If you have a particular adventure in mind, feel free to email or call me with any and all inquiries regarding the above or you can Tweet me @higherclimbing.

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