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Emma Harrison 157892

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 157892

Renewal Date 02/02/2025

The Star Bunkhouse | Guided Walks | Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Ambassador | Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Uplands Volunteer
Neuro Diversity Online Training Event 11/04/2024 0.50
Outdoors Authors Webinar-Nia Lloyd Knott (Wild Swimming Walks), Mike Raine (Mountain Leader-A Practical Manual) and Harrison Ward aka The Fell Foodie 22/11/2023 0.25
Making Menopause Matter - 1023 18/10/2023 0.25
Raptors of the mountains and uplands 09/08/2023 0.50
Conservation and restoration of the UK's mountains and uplands 10/05/2023 0.50

I own and run the award-winning The Star Bunkhouse, Bwlch on the western edge of the Black Mountains overlooking the Brecon Beacons. I am a Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Ambassador, Mountain & Moorland Ambassador, Dark Skies Ambassador & Fforest Fawr Geopark Ambassador. I am also an Uplands Volunteer for the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority helping with tasks such as footpath maintenance, peat restoration and other environmental projects.
I use my Mountain Leader award (along with MTA's CPD programme) to be the best guide I can be when taking bunkhouse guests on guided walks or providing expedition training. If time allows, I occasionally freelance as a guide or marshal (past clients include Black Mountain Activities, Explorers Connect, Might Contain Nuts, Mountain & River Activities, Treads & Trails, Welsh Mountain Walks & Wild Trails Wales), and lead walks on a voluntary basis for charity groups (e.g. Welsh Women Walking, Forces Wives Challenge) and walking festivals - Crickhowell, Monmouthshire & Forest Of Dean and Talgarth.
I help organise an annual walking & mountain biking challenge called 'Bwlch With Altitude', and I am very proud to have the opportunity to be filmed for BBC1 Wales, leading Derek Brockway, presenter of 'Weatherman Walking', on a guided walk in the Black Mountains (Series 10, Episode 2).
I would probably be described as a quietly competent, softly spoken & gentle mountain guide. I particularly enjoy working with adult groups who love the outdoors but don't have the skills or confidence to go off the beaten track by themselves.