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I first got into climbing at an early age when my Uncle took me on forays to Baggy Point and Portland. Then after a few other encounters with great people on fantastic routes got heavily into it. I have climbed and mountaineered all over the world ever since. I have a passion for all areas of climbing from bouldering to altitude trekking and love the solitude and camaraderie of the Mountains.
I am a provider for Mountain Training and run the Rock Climbing Instructor award (RCI), Climbing Wall Instructor award (CWI), Climbing Wall Development Instructor (CWDI), Rock Climbing Development Instructor (RCDI), Hill/Mountain skills (HMS), Lowland Leader (LoLA), Hill and Moorland Leader (HML), Mountain Leader courses (ML) and the Coaching Schemes (FdC and DC), I also work for the BMC and provide FUNdamental 1 to 3 courses. I also deliver MIAS courses and run level one and two Mountain Biking courses. I am also a keen surfer, snowboarder and photographer. I run many courses for many activities and as well as my climbing work I offer Technical Advice for Climbing, Surfing and Coasteering.
Mark is a technically very competent instructor and lecturer. I have worked with him on courses and have always been very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm. I am also aware of his work for AMI and that he is committed to both mountaineering/rock climbing and mountain training in all forms. I would not hesitate to ask Mark to work for or alongside me if the fortunate occasion arose.
I have known Mark for a number of years, both in a professional and a social capacity. We have spent many hours together, floating in the ocean (coasteering/surfing), dangling off cliffs and crags (including new routing in the Southwest), and exploring the British hills (i.e. wandering around the Cairngorm plateau in a whiteout). The fact that I am still willing to do so is testament to Mark's easy going and jovial manner. As a qualified Mountaineering Instructor and Mountain Leader, Mark's knowledge and personal experience is vast. Because of this. He is able to instil his love of the outdoors and wild places in others. Through his work within various educational establishments, he has inspired many young people to venture into the outdoors and pursue careers in the Outdoor Industry. Several have gone on to climb extensively around the world (including making an ascent of the North Tower of Paine), while others have become Glacier Guides in Iceland. His work in delivering NCFE programmes and mentoring NCFE candidates has given Mark the opportunity to hone his coaching skills. This, coupled with his coaching experience from other sports (surfing) and as a Provider for both Mountain Training courses, and the BMC FUNDamentals programme, I am certain that Mark will prove to be an excellent Climbing Coach.