Mike is a qualified teacher, Mountain Instructor and International Mountain Leader with 45 years of personal experience of trekking, climbing and mountaineering worldwide, and has built a career around managing risk in the outdoors and teaching others those skills.
Having spent 25 years as a teacher and lecturer of PE, Sports Science and Outdoor Education, Mike then began working for Mountain Training England, managing the providers of Mountain Training schemes.
For the next 15 years, Mike was Manager and Director of Jagged Globe/Adventureworks and Outlook Expeditions – companies that organised mountaineering and trekking expeditions for adults and school groups worldwide – from Everest to the jungles of Borneo.
Currently, Mike works as an Education Visits Advisor to schools across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham, an Inspector for various accreditation schemes and consultant providing advice, training and guidance for bodies working in the outdoors. Mike is Chair of Mountain Training Cymru and the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee, and a member of the UK Adventure Industry Group that is currently working with the Health and Safety Executive to develop an industry-led accreditation to replace the Adventurous Activity Licensing Scheme.