|Avalanche Awareness Day||15/02/2019|
|Chris Walker Trust Avalanche Workshop||15/02/2019|
|MTA CPD Conference - Personal Scrambling||19/11/2017|
|MTA CPD Conference - Single to multipitch||18/11/2017|
|Teaching Core Winter Skills - MTA Winter Conference||29/01/2017|
John is an experienced mountaineer, Summer Mountain Leader (ML) and Single Pitch Award (SPA) holder who has been hillwalking, scrambling and climbing throughout the mountains of the UK his whole life.
Growing up in and around Glasgow, John first developed his love of the outdoors in the Scottish Highlands. Taking every opportunity to get out into the hills he has explored many of the wilder and remote corners of the Highlands, in all seasons, and has built up an intimate knowledge of the Scottish hills and glens as well as a keen interest in the ecology, geology and history of the natural environment.
He completed the Munros in 2013 (and is currently well on his way to a second round), has visited many Corbetts and Grahams, and in recent years has also explored many of the UK’s other significant peaks. John also enjoys getting his hands on rock and has completed many of the UK’s classic scrambles and is a keen rock climber.
John is passionate about passing on his knowledge and skills, and sharing his enthusiasm for the hills with others. This led him to qualify as a Summer ML in May 2014. Since then he has gained the SPA award and has a Winter ML Assessment coming up during the coming season. He also holds a current outdoor emergency first aid certificate and is a full member of the Mountain Training Association.