Alpine technical consultant

My technical expertise covers a range of Alpine feilds:

Search and Rescue –  alpine cliff rescue   ACR

I have been involved as a volunteer for quarter of a century in  Alpine cliff Rescue from  when I was based in Arthurs Pass, Christchurch, Mt Cook and for the last 15 years here in Wanaka, where I have spearheaded the development of one of New Zealand’s finest and well equipped ACR teams – LandSAR Wanaka ACR

search and rscue, alpine cliff rescuestroptraining feb 2015, alpine cliff rescueAlpinism and Ski does specialist mountain training for a number of organisations

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for the best and most comprehensive advice on the lastest , safety techniques for search and rescue, give me a call  – I have 30 years of SAR experience and knowledge which may be of help to you, your team or organisation.

Lake Hawea Contact Epic mountain bike race/event.

For the last 7 years I have been providing safety services as the course safety officer for this great event – this uses my SAR logistics, emergency management and co-ordiation skills and knowledge on a part of NZ that is remote for many of these competitors.

Assessor and trainer for the New Zealand mountain guides association.IFMGA logo

I have been  and am  a senior trainer and examiner for the NZMGA for Hard ice, Climbing guide and alpine trekking guide qualifications  program and  heavily involved in developing and consolidating the NZMGA guides training program and maintaining its international standards.

Icelandic Mountain Guides

For this Iconic Icelandic company,  I set up and developed a hard ice  guides qualification scheme and structure over the last 8 years and currently return to Iceland each June to assess their level Two hard ice guide courses. It is envisaged that this structure of qualifications will be adopted by the Icelandic hard ice and mountain guiding industry and is on track to be so.

icelandic mountain guides training

Icelandic guides training

SAR training in iceland

Search and rescue training in Iceland

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Currently I am engaged as a technical expert in Hard ice guiding and Alpine trekking guiding , contracted by  skills active. This utilizes my  quarter of a century involvment with west coast glacier guiding and understanding of alpine skills and standards necessary for the safe operation of guiding in the NZ alpine enviroment.