Neil started climbing and hillwalking twenty years ago. His passion for these activities has taken him to some incredible locations around the UK, Europe and Africa. He has spent eight years working as an outdoor instructor in England, Wales and Scotland. This has involved teaching people how to go trad climbing, sport climbing, bouldering, scrambling, hillwalking and gorge walking. He enjoys passing on his enthusiasm for these activities to other people.
He holds the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award, the Mountain Leader (Summer) Award, the Rock Climbing Instructor Award, a valid first aid certificate, an enhanced DBS certificate and a Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition Assessor certificate. He is insured to deliver activities that are within the remit of his qualifications. He is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council.
In his spare time he enjoys going rock climbing, winter climbing, scrambling, bouldering, mountain biking and hillwalking.