Tony started instructing in the outdoors as a volunteer, whilst working as a qualitative market researcher, first at agencies in London and then running his own business.
Soon after qualifying as a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (at Plas y Brenin), he was offered his first “professional” work (also at Plas y Brenin) and thus began a transition to becoming a full-time instructor.
Tony was Chair of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors from 2009-2011, a director of Mountain Training UK and Ireland 2014-2017 and is currently the Vice-Chair of Mountain Training England. He is one of the two permanent members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors’ (AMI) Professional Standards Committee.
His main work areas have been as technical advisor at centres and climbing walls, a provider of Mountain Training England courses, Scottish winter climbing instruction, and overseas trekking peaks expeditions leader (mainly Nepal).