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Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 1321

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 22759

Renewal Date 01/04/2022

Membership BAIML

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 339/05

Renewal Date 31/12/2021

I have been actively climbing for over 20 years and have remained current throughout. I enjoy climbing in all its forms from bouldering through to mountaineering and altitude work and have put up over 60 first ascents in the UK. I love coaching movement and seeing progression but equally enjoy seeing people excited whilst being "out there" on a big route. I currently provide Mountain Leader, Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor, Rock Climbing Instructor, Lowland Leader, Hill/Mountain Skills, Hill and Moorland Leader and the Expedition Module for Mountain Training. I offer Technical Advice for Climbing and Coasteering Activities, Route setting and staff training as well as traditional classic guiding and expedition work.
I am available for Activities, Training or Consultancy for Climbing , Walking, Surfing, Kayaking or Coasteering . Please contact me with any details of your requirements for training, advice or courses.
I can provide all of Mountain Training England's awards as well as running Winter Skills courses and Spanish climbing trips. I am also happy to provide any refresher training for any of these awards.
Client Avalanche Rescue Training in 15 minutes 22/01/2021 0.25
High Altitude - Physiology & Medical Problems 14/11/2020 0.50
Environmental awareness in the British mountains; What is ‘Need to know; Nice to know’? - Mike Raine 08/07/2020 0.25
MTE/C Provider CPD: Listening Skills 22/06/2020 0.25
AMI CPD - Technical Adviser Workshop via Zoom 15/06/2020 1.00

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.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Other

Relationship

  • Colleague

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.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Winter walking
  • Winter climbing
  • Other

Relationship

  • Friend / partner
  • Colleague

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