/ SPA provider recommendations please (Peak area)

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Jim Davy on 06 Jan 2013
Ta for reading...

I'm wanting to do my SPA this year, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations re: providers (I'd like to do training/assessment with the same organisation if poss).

If there are any providers reading this who have spaces on training courses in Feb/Mar this year, please drop me a msg!

Ta

Jim
The Ex-Engineer - on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to jeed: The good news is that pretty much all the providers do a decent job these days. There is also an excellent online training course search facility http://www.mountain-training.org/find-a-course

However, if you want a firm personal recommendation of instructors I know I can give you two:

Look at Peak Mountain Training - http://www.peakmountaintraining.co.uk/ - which is run by three exceptionally experienced instructors.

It is also worth contacting Paul Smith. As well as being a UKC regular (Paul at work) and author of several highly regarded books for instructors he is a very experienced CWA/SPA provider. He doesn't advertise widely but always runs several courses in the Peak each year. His contact details are on his website http://www.rockandwateradventures.co.uk/
Jim Davy on 06 Jan 2013
That's great, ta very much
Adam Hughes - on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to jeed: +1 for Paul smith trained and assesed with him great guy!
JoshOvki on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to Adam Hughes:

+2 for Paul Smith, I did my training with him, but haven't got around to doing my assessment yet.
andi turner - on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to jeed:

+3 for Paul Smith, he's really good and very on the ball.
kermit_uk - on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to jeed:

http://www.acclimbatize.co.uk/

very good guys I did my training with them. Teach a very rounded course with genuine real world useful information. Spot on!
Paul at work - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to all:

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. I'm trying to get a training course running over the weekend of the 2/3 February to suit Jim and 1 other person that is interested so far. Does anyone else wish to join them?
andi turner - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Paul at work: I do ;o) I have comp on the 2nd though, but happy to help on the 3rd.
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James Thacker - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to The Ex-Engineer: Thanks for the mention, Peak Mountain Training courses will start in the spring after the Scottish Winter and Ski Touring seasons...

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