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.

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 …

WELLINGTON MF509
WELLINGTON MF509

Date of Crash: November 20th 1944 Event and Historical Information:On 20 November 1944, a Vickers Wellington MF509 assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit at Wellesbourne Mountford crashed on Carr…

VAMPIRE VZ106
VAMPIRE VZ106

Date of Crash: October 9th 1953 Event and Historical Information:On 9 October 1953, this Vampire VZ106 was assigned to 233 OCU was undertaking a training flight from RAF Pembrey. It crashed on the …

WELLINGTON BJ607
WELLINGTON BJ607

Date of Crash: September 25th, 1942 Event and Historical Information:On 25 September 1942, this Wellington was assigned to 12 Operation Training Unit (OTU) at Chipping Warden and was undertaking a …

THE WEEKS AHEAD
THE WEEKS AHEAD

September 14th/15th: NNAS Gold Training & Assessment on the Black Mountain /// September 17th: NNAS Tutor Award /// September 18th: NNAS Tutor Award /// September 29th – October 1st: HML …

RETURN TO WORK
RETURN TO WORK

September 1st sees a resumption of Mountain Training Courses by Alan Ward (IML) of Bigfoot Services limited. Course formats will be incorporating all COVID-19 guidelines from Mountain Training and …

MOUNTAIN TRAINING – Refamiliarization
MOUNTAIN TRAINING – Refamiliarization

A recommendation from Mountain Training “It’s important to build in a period of refamiliarization if you’ve not been hill walking or climbing much recently, regardless of how experienced you ar…

MATHO KANGRI(5960m) & NUN(7135m)
MATHO KANGRI(5960m) & NUN(7135m)

September 1st – 27th 2021: Climb two of the best peaks in Ladakh in 2021 · A chance to climb one of the less technically demanding 7000m+ peaks in the Indian Himalayas – Nun 7135m · Accl…

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