After convening our panel of experts we can now announce...

April's Leader of the Month is:

Calum Wallace

Calum Wallace "My meeting with Calum happened by chance, as an acquaintance of a mutual good friend of ours meant we had stumbled upon each other in Snowdonia. A series of events led to Calum eventually accompanying me on several QMDs in preparation for my Summer ML assessment, which I am thoroughly glad and grateful for such serendipity.

As the days lead on, it was clear Calum was an ideal hill companion and mentor. Having just passed his Winter ML, he knew the qualities assessors were looking for, sharing his own knowledge and gave constructive and thoughtful feedback. His long term role as a DofE trainer manifested his adept soft skills, a fine balance between rigour and a forgiving nature which is necessary for any teacher that inspired confidence in my abilities.

Calum is a professional and a role model. Spending time in his poise, he has a caring and considerate nature for those others on the hill as well as the hill itself. It was clear he has a passion for the mountains and wants to share that with others. Calum is a paragon for an aspiring ML candidate as well to all hilllwalkers in general."

Calum holds the Single Pitch Award, Mountain Leader Summer and Mountain Leader Winter awards. He has also recently attended Foundation Coach training. He works as a freelance outdoor instructor all over the UK and also has a BSc Hons. in Outdoor Education with Environmental Education. He was nominated by Toby Leckie.

Find out more about Calum

Leader of the Month

Each month's winner receives a year's free membership of the Mountain Training Association and a Sherpa technical fleece.

To nominate someone for Leader of the Month, email nicola@mountain-training.org and explain, in 200 words or less, why you think they deserve to win. 'Leaders' can be anyone with a Mountain Training award.

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