|Problem Solving and Improvised Rescue||14/09/2021||1.00|
|Taking People (guided) Climbing||13/09/2021||1.00|
|Intro to Night Nav||06/12/2019||0.50|
|Hill & Mountain Skills and Rock Skills provider and course tutor induction - MTC and MTE||29/11/2019||1.00|
|FREE intro to mountain running||26/10/2019||0.50|
I grew up in care and through social services in an environment where the outdoors was not something that i think any of use really knew about however i always had passion for being outdoors and soon as I could I left the care system and joined the Army. Since spending some time in the forces and leaving in 2012 i have always had a real love for the mountains. After spending some time away working over seas I took a job in Jaguar land rove which lasted 8 hours after realising very quickly that I did not want to be stuck in an office environment where the culture, passion and ethics just did not fit in with me.
It was 2 days before I left that job that i had booked on to a Hill and Mountain skills course and I guess really for me where it all kicked off after doing the course at the end I asked John cousins who was moderating the course " How do I do what you lads are doing " From that point forward I have been on an amazing journey 3 days after the course i moved to central Scotland where worked at Cotswolds outdoors spending 3 days in the shop and 3 days out on the mountains gaining my QMDS 12 months later I sat and passed my ML assessment.
During that consolidation i started to climb and meet some amazing people who where just as up for some big days as I was. As soon as I had done my ML assessment I booked to do the MCI training. The course provided me with some great feed back made me look at being in the mountains every differently and enhanced pschye for being in the mountains.
Since then I have been lucky to climb, walk and run all other the country and the alp. My hope is that in 2021 I will be able to sit my assessement and pass the MCI award
I frst came accross Jack when he took part in a Mountain Skills course that we (Lupine Adventure Co-op) were running. Following this course the intructor recommended him as an assistant who was looking to gain experience working towards his ML and SPA. He later assisted on a 2-day navigation training course that I delivered. During this course I found him to be attentive to the needs of clients as well as competent in personal navigatoin and hill skills. He is personable, quick to help out and shows an aptitude for group management in the mountains and an awareness of the differing needs within the group. More recently, since gaining his SPA, Jack has become a freelancer for Lupine Adventure.
Jack is very passionate and switched on when it comes to working in the outdoors. He has a good knowledge of climbing and also climbs to a good standard I have climbed with him in the UK and the alps. I have worked with him on the hill he is always safe, knowledgeable and has the clients best interest's in mind. He has good knowledge of mountaineering rope work, navigational skills are to a high level and has good experience working with different types for groups.
Jack is a good friend of mine who I have not only worked with but done a lot of personal climbing together all over the United Kingdom. I have seen Jack manage many different situations with regards to working with groups, these being with both young children all the way through to adults, therefore I can definitely say he has very high standards and is able to build a good rapport with client groups. Jack is also very competent in delivering both single pitch rock climbing sessions and also abseil sessions, he delivers a clear and concise safety brief and ensures safety is at the forefront of his deliverance. Jack's communication with groups is also to a high standard with a good combination of keeping groups motivated and ensure they get the absolute most out of the activity. As mentioned, I have done a vast majority of personal rock climbing with jack, including Am Buchaille in North West Scotland, rock climbing Squareface on Bheinn a Bhuird in December to climbing on the high crags of the Lake District. Jack climbs at a very good standard and is always up for an adventure, which works well with both of us! I believe that Jack will exceed very well in his journey becoming and MIA and hopefully to carry his skill lever through winter to become a MIC!