|Getting to Know the ridge (North End)||05/05/2019||1.00|
|Getting to Know the ridge (South End)||04/05/2019||1.00|
|AMI Safety Seminar||04/05/2019||1.00|
Tom has based himself in Fort William for the winter season for the last 5 years. He has gained significant experience working and climbing in Scotland and he is in the Lake District for the Summer when not working away on expeditions. As well as being a friend I employ Tom as a freelance instructor to work for Vertical Events Ltd and Adventure Challenge Ltd. He is a professional, capable and competent instructor and I am comfortable entrusting him to work on various mountain challenge events across Scotland, The Lakes and North Wales. Tom mentored me through my Winter ML and MIA and he has gained significant skill and experience working as an MIC trainee / MIA / Winter ML. He can be out teaching / working in winter for 10-15 days in a row and is still keen to get out climbing on free days. Tom is committed to furthering his learning and gaining professional development wherever possible. He is a fantastic instructor, knowledgeable, patient, calm and understanding and he inspires trust and confidence. I am sure he will see the MIC as a stepping stone to be able to further develop as an instructor and expand his scope of teaching. I would highly recommend Tom as both an instructor and climber and always look forward to working and climbing with him. Alan Barnes - AMI. Managing Director, Vertical Events Ltd. Managing Director, Adventure Challenge Ltd. Training Officer, Keswick Mountain Rescue.