July 12th: midway through a three week ISO assignment in the Java Sea. The fast crew boat is backing in to pick me up off an anchor handling supply vessel to take me ashore – cncentration needed for these night time ship to ship transfers! I’ve been working with some fantastic crews this week.Read More →

Manali-Leh Cycling Expedition The Manali to Leh cycle expedition is one of the best biking zones in the entire Northen India. Offering high altitude trails with mountain, crossing five high altitude motorable passes including one the world’s highest. Each one is unique in its own right. BaraLacha La, is one of the most winding, Naki La and Lachung La are like twin brothers standing tall next to one another, Rohtang Pass is the most unpredictable and moody of them all, and last but certainly not least is the toughest to cross, is Tanglang La. Not for the faint hearted, this is a once in aRead More →

SESAR EXPEDITION is run by my good friend Rigzin Tsewang and based in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. I’ve worked with Rigzin on a number of occasions and find him to be an extremely confident and professional outdoor activity provider. I can put those who are potentially interested in direct contact with Rigzin.Read More →

November 6th: Join this trek to raise funds for the charity of your choice or simply to enjoy the experience. The trip will be led by a qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader (Alan Ward) and fully comply with BS8848:2014 which is the British Standard for such trips. The trip is led by a qualified and experienced IML with proven experience of this route. Pre-trek weekend will be available which includes High Altitude First Aid training. 20% discount outdoor shopping voucher will be available. The trip is land only giving participants the opportunity to choose their own flights from their favourite airports. The trip isRead More →

Monday 26th March: A large group of quad bikes passed my group on Sarn Helen (Restricted Byway) and in a National Nature Reserve. They were led by one rider on a trail bike who I thought I’d seen on Saturday 23rd March with a large group of trail bikes. A local farmer has told me he thinks there is an off-road business based in Llandovery who are making money offering these tours on Sarn Helen which is a Resricted Byway. I reported these groups to the BBNPA over two years ago but it seems they are still in business.Read More →

I’ve got a busy but varied work programme in March: IOSH Managing Safely Course @ CIWW REC High Altitude First Aid Course (+ PAC): CPD for BAIML Members Two Introduction to Mountain Navigation courses free for WTBB members Mountain Training’s Hill & Moorland Leader Training Course REC Level 5 Travel & Expedition First Aid for aspiring or current Expedition Leaders An ISO Awareness/Training consultancy near LHR All of these courses can be run on a private basis for clients anywhere in the UK and even further afield. We ran an IOSH Managing Safely and REC AED course in Jakarta in January.Read More →