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Kieran Thompson 84786

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Course Director Member

Membership Number 84786

Renewal Date 01/05/2025

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 24776

Renewal Date 01/07/2024

Mountaineering Skills are common to many adventurous activities - I offer a wide range of both training in skills and guiding of adventurous activities. As a proud member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) I love sharing my passion for the mountains and climbing both with the people I come into contact with through work & personal adventures.
Find out more at www.MountaineeringSkills.com where I offer a mix of guiding, skills coaching/development and advice across a range of Mountaineering activities.
I also work for UHI Perth where I teach on a range of outdoor courses from SCQF Level 5 to 10 (Degree level).
MTS Decision Making and Leadership in the Outdoors 15/05/2024 1.00
How to create an Inclusive, Welcoming Environment for All Learners 06/12/2023 0.25
MTS All Provider, course director, tutor and staff seminar 28/10/2023 1.00
Navigating Inclusion in the Outdoors: The Power of Privilege (1 February at 8pm) - How to make a Difference 01/02/2022 0.50
AMI CPD 13/01/2022 1.00

Kieran has been mountaineering since the 1990's. In 1996 he climbed to Point Lenana of Mount Kenya (4,985m) and ascended Mont Blanc (4,808m) in 1998. In 2003 he graduated from Strathclyde University with a BA (Hons) Outdoor Education. In 2005 Kieran became an Accredited Practitioner (APIOL) and is now a Recognised Professional (POL) of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and he has been a mentor and assessor for the APIOL scheme. Since 2010 he has been an active member of his local Mountain Rescue Team. Kieran has always worked full time in Outdoor Education and has a passion for sharing the outdoors with others, passing on the skills and knowledge he has gained over the years.
Kieran holds the Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Award (MCI) which is the highest qualification for climbing and mountaineering in the UK in summer conditions. He also holds the Winter Mountain Leader Award and Mountain Snowsports Leader Award which qualifies him to lead groups in the winter mountains on foot and on ski.