July 23rd, 2016
When I trained as a First Aid instructor I approached Alan to shadow his courses. Like many people in the outdoor and mountaineering community, I knew Alan to be one of the best First Aid trainers in the country. He has a detailed knowledge of everything first aid related backed up by his solid skills as a presenter and communicator. His vast experience as an expedition leader gives everything a special relevance for those working in the outdoors.
Alan works very hard to stay current in his own field and to expand his own professional knowledge.
To pass my own first aid teaching assessment I tried to meet the high standards that Alan has shown me and I think a large part of my own practice will draw upon the best practice that he’s shown me.
British Association of International Mountain Leaders