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Graham Uney 56200
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Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 24688

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 56200

Renewal Date 07/01/2022

I run my own company, Graham Uney Mountaineering from a base in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. This gives me easy access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, and North York Moors, which surely gives me the best office in the world! I run guided mountain walks, scrambles and rock climbs, and offer a range of skills courses too - the Hill and Mountain Skills Scheme, and the Lowland Leader Award and Mountain Leader courses for Mountain Training. I also provider cpd workshops for Mountain Training Association members, and am a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
MTE/MTC Course Directors & Staff update and CPD 23/11/2020 1.00
MTA webinar: Training for NPMS volunteers - Heath and grassland (Part 2) 19/11/2020 0.25
Hill and Moorland Leader training course 19/08/2019 1.00
Hill and Moorland Leader training course 31/07/2019 1.00
Hill and Moorland Leader training course 20/05/2019 1.00

My walking career started early. I finished the Wainwrights in the Lake District just before my 18th birthday, and have also climbed all the Hewitts of England and Wales, some of them many times. I've also done most of the Munros, and about half the Corbetts.
I was lucky enough to be selected by Gore-Tex to take part in one of their annually sponsored ML Summer training courses held at Glenmore Lodge back in the 1990's. I've since worked extensively throughout all the mountain regions of the UK with companies such as Wilderness Scotland, North West Frontiers, Lomond Walking Holidays, Wild Ridge Adventure, and Shetland Walking and Wildlife. I now live in Cumbria where I run Graham Uney Mountaineering, offering guided mountain and environmental walks, as well as skills courses for walkers, including the Hill and Mountain Skills Scheme, Lowland Leader award and Mountain Leader award for Mountain Training, and cpd workshops for the Mountain Training Association. I use my ML Summer and Winter qualifications all year round, and am also a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) holder, and a Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (MCI) holder, so can offer rock climbing, scrambling and mountaineering courses too.
I just love being in the hills and moors, and get a great deal of satisfaction from teaching others skills so they can enjoy the outdoors safely too.

Graham has worked as a Single Pitch Supervisor for the last ten years in most of the main climbing areas of the UK, and has worked as a freelance for the Rock Climbing Company in Wales during 2014. I look forward to continuing to have Graham as part of the Rock Climbing Company team in the future.

Activity

  • Rock climbing

Relationship

  • Employee

Very knowledgeable and friendly person with a great leadership style.

Activity

  • Hill walking

Relationship

  • Done business together

Graham has accompanied me on both Mountain Leader Award and Single Pitch Award courses, and with my encouragement contributed very knowledgeably and meaningfully to those courses. It is clear that Graham has a wide range of experience of climbing and mountaineering throughout the UK and that he is mature, organised and upholds the standards expected of a professional instructor. I would have no hesitation in employing Graham, nor in recommending him to others as a very competent instructor. I have no doubt that he could progress through the higher Awards should he so desire and that he is and will be an asset to the profession.

Activity

  • Hill walking
  • Indoor climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • None of the above

Relationship

  • Colleague

Graham has recently assisted me on a Mountain Leader Summer Assessment in South Wales and North Wales. He was responsible for assessing small groups of up to four candidates on all aspects of the syllabus. He had a very professional approach to the assessment but always kept a sense of humour and showed a lot of respect for the candidates. The candidates all felt they had a fair assessment but also felt that their learning continued and a great deal of this was down to Graham's enthusiasm, attitude and mountain knowledge. I would not hesitate to work with Graham again and to recommend him to other providers looking for staff

Activity

  • Hill walking

Relationship

  • Employee
  • Done business together

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