Alpine technical consultant

My technical expertise covers a range of ALPINE disciplines:

Search and Rescue –  alpine cliff rescue   ACR

I have been involved as a volunteer for over a quarter of a century in  Alpine cliff Rescue from  when I was based in Arthurs Pass, Christchurch, Mt Cook and for the last 25 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 rescue, alpine cliff rescue stroptraining 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.

In 2020 I received the Queens Service Order( QSO) for services to search and rescue locally and nationally.

Lake Hawea Contact Epic mountain bike race/event safety officer

For  11 years I providied safety services as the course safety officer for this great event – this used 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 am currently the Training officer for the new Zealand Mountain Guides Association,  and 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  8 years. It was envisaged that this structure of qualifications will be adopted by the Icelandic hard ice and mountain guiding industry and has become so.

icelandic mountain guides training

Icelandic guides training

SAR training in iceland

Search and rescue training in Iceland