Scroll down to see the Corporate Social Responsibility projects achieved since Bigfoot Services Limited launched their CSR Policy in 2018.

The policy is primarily intended to benefit mountain guides in the developing world. Achievements in Indonesia include delivery of UIAA Mountain Skills, RGS Off Site Safety Management and REC High Altitude First Aid. In Morocco, REC First Aid training was delivered to mountain guides based in Imlil and special thanks go to the Kasbah du Toubkal for hosting this week long event.

It is hoped that something similar can be achieved with the Ladakh Mountain Guides Association in March 2021 if a suitable corporate sponsor can be found to help with expenses although the training will be offered free of charge by Bigfoot Services Limited.

Scroll down even further to read some testimonials received about these CSR achievements.

NNAS TUTOR AWARD
NNAS TUTOR AWARD

Our final NNAS Tutor Award courses at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre are: January 8th// February 19th// March 26th// March 27th//

ADDITIONAL HML COURSES
ADDITIONAL HML COURSES

HML Assessment: December 2nd/3rd/4th HML Training: December 15th/16th/17th – this is the last HML Training course offered by Bigfoot Services Limited due to retirement on March 31st.

REC (L5) Travel + Expedition First Aid Course
REC (L5) Travel + Expedition First Aid Course

November 14th/15th at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre – there is one place remaining on this course which will have a maximum of 4 candidates and comply with REC COVID-19 Guidelines.

BACK TO THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS……
BACK TO THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS……

December 1st – 4th: 2020 This 2.5 day course is based on the UIAA course I deliver in Indonesia and Morocco. It is intended to offer the opportunity for those wishing to learn new skills or as an …

A WEEKEND HML TRAINING COURSE IN NOVEMBER
A WEEKEND HML TRAINING COURSE IN NOVEMBER

A weekend HML Training Course if it’s of interest? Mountain Training have approved this course which will run over three Saturdays in November, COVID-19 permitting……. November 7th, 21st and …

AVRO ANSON L9149
AVRO ANSON L9149

This crash site was visited during an HML Assessment on Wednesday 7th October. Event and Historical Information:On 17 January 1939, Avro Anson L9149 was being used for navigation and observers trai…

LIBERATOR PB4 Y1 38753
LIBERATOR PB4 Y1 38753

This crash site was visited during an HML Assessment on Wednesday 7th October. Event and Historical Information:This aircraft was used by the US Navy for anti-submarine and reconnaissance duties. O…

EXPEDITION SKILLS
EXPEDITION SKILLS

October 13th – 15th: Aran Fawddwy (905m) + Aran Benllyn (885m) in the Snowdonia National Park The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It’s an opportunity to…

WELLINGTON R1465
WELLINGTON R1465

Date of Crash: July 6th, 1942 Event and Historical Information:This Wellington was built by Vickers at Chester and assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Wellesbourne Mountford. It was b…

LANCASTER W4929
LANCASTER W4929

Date of Crash: September 5th 1943 Event and Historical Information:On 5 September 1943, this Lancaster was undertaking a cross-country night flying exercise from Winthorpe when it crashed north of …

CSR TRAINING DELIVERED TO MOROCCAN MOUNTAIN GUIDES

Alan ran a commercial winter ascent of Mt Toubkal early in 2018 for his clients from our Kasbah du Toubkal.

He then offered to run a 3 day Mountain First Aid course for our guides and also a 1 day course for the Kasbah du Toubkal staff. I personally attended the 1 day course. I have done many 2 and 1 day First Aid courses in my time but I can honestly say Alan’s was the best and he is a very competent and likeable trainer which means he is a successful trainer.

Alan delivered this training free of charge as his CSR commitment to help with the training and development of local mountain guides on a worldwide basis.

Mike McHugo
Kasbah du Toubkal
November, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Many thanks to Alan from Bigfoot Services Limited for his great idea of arranging the donation of CPR manikins from the British Heart Foundation to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, and for sorting everything out. The team used the two new manikins at training this week, when a technical exercise outside the Base was interrupted by a report of two cardiac arrests inside our vehicle bay. Team members were diverted to deal with this ’emergency’, and continued CPR until virtual ambulances arrived. Both ‘casualties’ survived 😉 The exercise highlighted the importance of everyone knowing their CPR and the importance of regular training, so this kind donation is of huge benefit to the team. Thank you!

Kate Gilliver
Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team
January, 2016

Mark Chambers

Alan recently led a hike in the Brecon Beacons that we had organised for charity, he did this completely free-of-charge in support of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice (even refusing a gift we offered him!) and displayed a great deal of knowledge in the guidance he offered. You can read more about the walk at www.hindhead-giving.com.

 

I would recommend Alan to anyone who wants the assurance of an experienced Mountain Leader.

Mark Chambers
Marketing co-ordinator
March, 2015

Lucy Vincent

Alan is leader of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heartstart Programme in South Wales and recently won the Outstanding Contribution to Community Resuscitation Award at the 2014 BHF Cymru Supporters Conference.
As a vastly experienced first aid trainer, Alan became leader of our Heartstart programme in South Wales after previously working for us as a Mountain Challenges Technical Advisor and later a Heartstart volunteer. He is now responsible for delivering emergency life support training courses across Wales – including our Heartstart Schools Programme which aims to equip both teachers and young people with all the necessary skills and knowledge they need to help someone in a life threatening emergency and keep them alive until professional help arrives. Alan is a true ambassador for BHF Cymru.

Lucy Vincent
Communications Officer, BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
July, 2014