Expert sessions

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have been delivering online sessions for our approved course directors. The recordings of these sessions are publicly available two weeks after their live broadcast and will remain so until the end of October 2020. Enjoy!



Waterproofing kit - top tips & latest innovations

Mike Vassar, Nikwax





Accident prevention and risk management in our brave new world

Sophia Reed, Activities Industry Mutual (AIM)





Decision making processes

Bill Strachan, Glenmore Lodge





Gamifying training for kids

Jamie Vardy, NICAS/NIBAS Course Director





Outdoor Mental Health: Top Tips for talking about Mental Heath with customers & Why the outdoors is good for you (the evidence)

Neal Anderson, Institute for Outdoor Learning



Outdoor Mental Health Interventions - IOL Statement of Good Practice document

UK Coaching Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity online module



This Girl Can...Go Walking and Climbing - a Girlguiding perspective with women and girls from Girlguiding





Cicerone guidebooks; perspectives on the outdoor market post Covid 19

Joe Williams, Cicerone





Environmental awareness in the British mountains

Mike Raine





Repairing outdoor clothing

Martina Gilbert: Seamstress and Patagonia Worn Wear specialist







Still to come:

A Mixed Examination of Teaching Traditional Lead climbing in the UK with Loel Collins and Dave Evans, Plas y Brenin

Writing Great Blogs with Oli Reed, Trail magazine editor

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Mountain Training; understanding the opportunities with Alan Pashley, DofE North of England

Connections, Collaborations and Customers; engaging with the Youth Hostel Association with Mike Sabin, YHA

More than an Outdoor Experience with Ian Davidson from the The Outward Bound Trust

Digital navigation; past, present and future - Ordnance Survey with Tim Newman, Digital Product Manager, Ordnance Survey



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