With over 25 years experience as an International Mountain Leader, Alan has provided worldwide training and adventures delivered through Bigfoot Services Limited which was established in 2003 and operated until March 31st 2021 when Alan went in to semi-retirement......
Alan delivered 50 Mountain Training courses before relinquishing his providership to deliver such courses.
Alan holds the Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader Awards.
NNAS Bronze, Silver, Gold and the Tutor Award are being run by Helen Menhinick of Menhinick Outdoors Limited.
Alan will assist with some Mountain Skills courses being delivered by Menhinick Outdoors limited.
Alan will continue to deliver the following courses in conjunction with Menhinick Outdoors Limited: UIAA Mountain Skills - RGS Certificated Off Site Safety Management (OSSM) - REC First Aid
Alan has travelled extensively throughout his life and has lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Dubai, Singapore and Indonesia.
For almost 25 years Alan was employed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, initially as a Warden and then Area Manager.
Alan's earlier employment was in the oil industry with BP Tankers and Conoco. For the last ten years however, he has been working in Indonesia for up to 12 weeks annually as a Lead Auditor for ISO Implementation Standards for major offshore engineering projects.
Any future oil related activities in Indonesia will be less frequent and on more of a casual basis - a 5 day ISO advisory visit was made in November 2022.
January 2023 saw Alan and Helen Menhinick travel to the Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco to train local Berber mountain guides. This will be repeated in January 2024.
The November 2023 trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4150m) was completed to everyone's satisfaction.
Contact: Alan M Ward 10 Water Avens Close, Waters Edge, Cardiff, CF3 0RG, UK Tel. +44 (0)7967 569058 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org