Way back in time before the onset of adulthood, with all its commitments & responsibilities, I enjoyed countless happy days heading off into the hills & countryside of Yorkshire with nothing more in my pockets than a return bus ticket, a squashed sandwich & a youthful sense for adventure!
Despite a 'few' years having passed since qualifying as anything like 'youthful', the sense of adventure and love for the outdoors never left me. In 2011 I was encouraged to join the Mountain Leader Training scheme & gained the Mountain Leader Award in April 2012.
As well as spending time in my local Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Lake District & Scotland, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed trips to the Nepalese Himalaya, Swiss Alps and Haute Route, Mallorca's Tramuntana, snow shoe expeditions in the Hardangervidda region of Norway, Tanzania's Mt Meru & Kilimanjaro (via the Western Breach) and the Toubkal Massif of Morocco's High Atlas.
During summer 2013 I made to trips to the Swiss Alps & the Atlas Mountains to continue adding to my mountain 'education', experience and to fill up the log book! I particularly enjoy the challenges of the mountains in winter and am looking forward to heading north of the border as soon as the snow arrives.
I completed the Winter Mountain Leader Award Training in March 2013 & look forward to ticking off the log book 'consolidation' routes throughout winter 2013/14.
I have also joined the International Mountain Leader Award Training scheme and completed the IML Summer training and Speed Navigation test in May 2013, I will be attending the IML Winter training in January 2014.
When not out walking mountains during the summer I have spent time climbing both in and outdoors and have now joined the MLT Single Pitch Award scheme.
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