Freelance Mountain Leader

Becoming a Mountain Leader has opened the door to a new world of work as an outdoor professional. From my home in Lancashire I am well positioned to work in the hills and mountains across the UK.

Most of my work is on a freelance basis. I regularly work with a number of outdoor organisations who offer guided walks, challenge events & skills courses. I also support & run corporate events and team building days in the outdoors.

I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hills and will always bring a lot to any organisation that I work for. I’m always keen to go the extra mile with guests to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable day.

I am professional at all times when client facing and am excellent at interacting with guests, putting them at ease and answering any queries or questions. I prioritise client interaction which is a huge part of the role of a Mountain Leader. I am aware that each organisation has their own specific operating procedures and I will always be sure to work within employers guidelines for every event.

I have full ML kit and can offer spare items to those who may need it including maps & clothing.

I am a registered Director and Course Provider for the Bronze and Silver NNAS Navigation Award Scheme and I hold the NNAS Navigation Tutor Award. I’m a trained DofE Expedition Supervisor, have a valid Outdoor First Aid Certificate, have full public liability insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.

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Richard Duckworth ML working with other team members on route planning