|Winter Mountain Leader||16/12/2019||2.00|
Richard is a mature young man who takes pride in his appearance and fitness, who relishes the challenges of the outdoor environment. His is focused on his professionalism and personal development. I worked with Richard as part of the Big Red Cats ski guides team where he consistently demonstrated that he was a great team player, however, the job entails a lot of responsibility and relies heavily on guides using their own initiative to problem solve quickly and ensure safety, which he did with ease. Spending summer walking & climbing with Richard I have seen his drive, passion and obvious talent develop. A great communicator, who can put people at ease with his good sense of humour, I can only see bright things in the future for him.
I have climbed and worked with Rich in the UK and abroad for several years. He has a sound knowledge of climbing and mountaineering and I'm confident the MCI process will develop these skills further as he progresses through the MCI programme. I have no hesitation in endorsing his application for the training.