Recently I enrolled in Alan’s Mountains Skill Course, and I can honestly say it was a fantastic experience, well organised and run at the right speed around the competencies of my fellow trainees. The classroom part was relevant to the hands on mountain part. The scenery was outstanding and the leadership of the group was spot on creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Ian Maris

FM Manager at McLaren

June, 2019


Thank you, Alan, for a brilliant Mountain Skills course. I learned so much over the 2 days, particularly around navigation. I hope I have the opportunity to sign up for another course with you in the near future!

Ellen Clancy

Health Professional

June, 2019


I undertook the Mountain Skills course with Alan in June 2019. The course was perfectly taught, to meet the requirements of all attendees, and I certainly feel that I have come away with both old skills renewed and new skills that I can be confident in implementing on the hills.
The balance between the theory and the practical felt right, and we had a day and a half out in the beautiful Brecon Beacons putting everything into practice in the sun, rain and hail!
Alan has a wonderful manner of imparting knowledge so that you barely feel that you are learning, but yet the information all sinks in and (so far) sticks!
A course I would thoroughly recommend for anyone thinking of spending some time exploring the hills and mountains!

Sion Roberts

Environmental Scientist at ABP

June, 2019

Frank Olding

The mountain skills course that Alan led this week was excellent. The presentations were clear and to the point and the fieldwork was challenging and brilliantly planned. We all learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves at the same time!

Frank Olding
Heritage Officer, Blaenau Gwent
May, 2014