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Phone 02920 369 280

Location Cardiff Cardiff GB

Email alanmward@gmail.com

Website www.bigfootservices.co.uk

HML - Training 17/10/2019 Details
HML - Assessment 23/10/2019 Details
HML - Assessment 27/11/2019 Details
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NNAS AGM 03/11/2018
REC AGM 24/09/2018
Any - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People course 25/05/2018
Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader provider and course director induction - MTE and MTC 16/11/2017
Any - First aid (more than normal 2 day requirement) 27/09/2017

My love of the mountains began as a young Scout in Wales whilst still at school in Brecon. Cader Idris was my first big mountain and even today, it remains a firm favourite.
Shunning university I joined BP Tankers as a Navigator but continued climbing mountains whilst on leave from six month trips on oil tankers trading worldwide.
After getting married, I left the sea and we lived in Brecon before becoming expatriates in the Middle East and SE Asia for ten years. Every home leave would give me a few mountain days and on returning home in 1988, the Mountain Leader Award seemed the obvious choice for me and I duly achieved this.
Employment loomed with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in a much sought after Warden appointment responsible for access and conservation management in the Black Mountains in the east of the National Park. My work programme was quite varied but holding the ML, meant I assisted with management of the Guided Walks programme and also worked with our Education Team.
During my time with the BBNPA, I gained my EML (now IML) and Mountain Leader (W) awards - all in work time and at work expense which was a great bonus for me and AALA approved my in-house role as Technical Adviser.
During my years in Brecon I became a Trek Leader and then, Expedition Leader for several major UK adventure travel companies. I have been fortunate to lead trips to most of the world's great mountain destinations but now I've used up my allocated space......................

Alan Ward - Bigfoot Services Limited
International Mountain Leader
Winter Mountain Leader
Summer Mountain Leader
Mountain & HSE First Aid Trainer - Rescue Emergency Care (REC)
Mountain & HSE First Aid Trainer - Remote Emergency Care (REC)
First Aid Trainer - British Heart Foundation (BHF - ELS)
Trek/Expedition Leader - The Mountain Company
Trek/Expedition Leader - Casterbridge Tours
Countryside Leader Award (CLA) Provider
National Navigation Award Scheme (Bronze/Silver/Gold) Provider
Ambassador - Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
MIDAS - Minibus Certificate
OCR - L3 Certificate in Off-Site Safety Management
LANTRA - "Professional" Off Road Driving Certificate
LANTRA - All Terrain Driving Certificate
IOSH - Managing Safely
NEBOSH - Occupational Health & Safety
IEMA - Environmental Management
AWARDS:
Wanderlust Travel Magazine's Top Guide Award Competition - one of ten worldwide finalists in 2006 and 2012

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