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About Me 

Chris grew up around the Chew Valley area  where he started climbing in his teens where he still spends most weekday evenings during the summer months. He has been working for Outdoor Activities Service and Alternative Adventure for over 6 years now.

He is a holder of the:-

MLTE Single Pitch Award, 

MLTE Summer Mountain Leader Walking, 

UKMTB Mountain Instructor Award - Training, 

SMLTB Winter Mountain Leader Walking - Training, 

BOF Coach Level 1

BCU Level 3 Coach Kayak, 

BCU Level 2 Coach Open Canoe, 

BCU UKCC Level 2 Coach

BCU Bell Boat Helm, 

BCU Aquatic First Aid level 1, 

BCU 4 Star Kayak,

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue course provider, 

BCU 4* Inland Kayak

BCU 4* Sea Kayak

BCU UKCC 4* Inland Kayak

GNAS Archery Leader Award, 

BSCA Mountain/ Offroad Leaders Award. 

TDLB D32/D33 assessor

Off Site Safety Management qualified

RYA Powerboat Level 2

ITC Frist Aid

MLTA Member

AIM - Trainee member

IfOL member 

Chris is in 2011 working towards his MIA and Winter ML assessments  so he now spends lots of weekends in the summer months climbing in Wales and the Lakes along with winter visits to Scotland.

Chris is a qualified teacher (Bsc(Hons) and PGCE) currently uses his Summer ML qualification to lead groups on DofE expeditions.

Chris, along with other OAS staff, attends seminars and training offered by professional bodies including BMC, MLTA, IfOL NICAS and in-house staff development days.