I am a Mountain Leader which means that I can take you out walking in Summer conditions anywhere we fancy really! I won't take you scrambling (where you need your hands on the rock). All my routes are walking routes, sometimes on marked paths, sometimes off the beaten track.
I am a Climbing Foundation Coach which means that as well as being qualified to take you climbing, I've also been trained and assessed to coach your basic climbing techniques and skills. A little bit of quality coaching can help you improve enormously in a relatively short space of time and it can be really good fun too!
I am a Climbing Wall Instructor which means that I can take you climbing at a purpose built climbing wall or venue. Usually this will be indoors where it's also nice and warm and dry! An excellent learning environment.
I am a qualified teacher and have been working in a local secondary school teaching Maths for the last fifteen years.
I enjoy teaching and I take a great interest in the whole learning process whether I'm working with adults, young people or children. I've spent over twenty years teaching outdoor skills and navigation to a variety of age groups through, youth organisations and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
other qualifications and experience
It's nice to know who you're booking when you come decide you'd like to come on a guided work, course or workshop; hence this additional paragraph. All Mountain Bee Adventures activities are provided by myself.
I am a level 2 Fitness Instructor, qualified springtime 2019 but I don't work in a gym!
I have a valid First Aid certificate from a wonderful local provider here in Snowdonia (I'll send you their name if you'd like a recommendation for a good quality course).
I have an enhanced DBS certificate as I work frequently with young people and children.
I worked for many years as a paddlesport coach, but I'm entirely land-based these days as I no longer appreciate starting the day with cold and wet feet!
I have coached and/ or taught many sports in the past; Hockey, Netball, Athletics and Gymnastics to name a few.
I have completed the Outstanding Teacher Programme through my work in school which has greatly increased my depth of knowledge about teaching and learning processes.