AMW_8840aBIGFOOT SERVICES LIMITED was established in 2003 to offer mountain skills and first aid training for the outdoors, all of which are ISO9001:2008 registered and assessed, by Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader. Other services include bespoke treks and expeditions to a wide variety of interesting and challenging locations across the globe.



WANDERLUST 2006 & 2012 Top Guide Awards – one of ten worldwide finalists (Alan Ward – IML).

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION 2014 “Heart Hero” award for CPR training in Wales

OTHER SKILLS NEBOSH + IEMA qualified IOSH and IEMA training courses available.


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Dear Alan

A long overdue email - apologies - to you, the man who undoubtedly saved my life
A friend was staying with me; I am fond of the Beach Tree and thought it a good idea to treat ourselves to lunch but unexpectedly events took a turn for the worse.
We both noticed your family and remarked, to each other how happy you looked on the occasion of your daughter`s 40th birthday.
We then started tucking in to our lunch interspersed with much chatter only for one mouthful to go down the wrong way, resulting in initial coughing, followed by choking and then UNABLE TO BREATH AT ALL and apparently I  went red in the face.l.
I rushed from the table in the direction of the staff, in the hope they were familiar with these circumstances; they proceeded to bang me on the back but to no avail - I knew I was dying and.It was the most dreadful experience. I then vaguely heard someone call "Alan".The next thing you proceeded to do stomach thrusts, the food blockage was no more, and I could breath again.
I was indeed most fortunate that someone with your training happened to be close at hand.
Apparently my face went from red to white and I took a little while to recover but am none the worse for the experience - a pair of very sore ribs being a small price to pay.
I will never forget that day and the part you played.I wish you a wonderful new year and  THANK YOU.

Yours sincerely


8th January 2018

Previous Clients

  • Atlantic College
  • Audley Travel
  • Bikepark Wales
  • Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cardiff International White Water
  • Cardiff Metropolitan Universary
  • Charity Challenge
  • Crickhowell High School
  • Diageo
  • Dolygaer OEC (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)
  • Forestry Commission
  • Glasbury House OEC (London Borough of Redbridge)
  • Hafar Marine – Singapore
  • Hafar Daya Konstruksi – Indonesia
  • Himalayan Kingdoms
  • Jagged Globe
  • Marie Curie
  • National Trust
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Pendarren House OEC (Haringey Council)
  • Plas Pencelli OEC (Wiltshire County Council)
  • Raleigh International
  • Ramblers Worldwide Holidays
  • Rohan Designs Limited
  • Rhonnda Cynon Taff Council
  • Skyline Events
  • Storey Arms OEC (Cardiff Council)
  • Tata Llanelli
  • The Mountain Company
  • The Times
  • Tigergeo Limited
  • Trewern OEC (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham)
  • University of South Wales
  • Walks Worldwide
  • Woodlands OEC (Oxfordshire County Council)