As one of the East Lothian Council’s Outdoor Learning Service’s Outdoor Education Teachers, Andy is responsible for providing adventurous activities that deliver the Curriculum for Excellence across all schools in East Lothian. This is through working directly with groups, mentoring teachers and community group leaders or delivering National Governing Award courses.
(Though he doesn’t look old enough) Andy has over forty years of mountaineering experience, he’s walked and climbed in every corner of Scotland; even being obsessive-compulsive enough to complete all 282 Munros in 2005. Overseas he’s trekked, climbed, biked and ski-toured in North America, Mexico, The Alps, Norway, New Zealand, Iceland, Nepal and China.
Andy works part-time at the Outdoor Learning Service and fills the rest of his time through his own company leading expeditions and delivering training. His summer overseas work normally includes leading treks in some of the most stunning areas of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps.
His perfect day out … “an early Spring day on a Scottish mountain; backcountry skiing, or a classic the rock-climb. Nothing beats a big mountain adventure in good company.”
MA Hons (Geography)
Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Mapping and Automated Cartography
PGDE (Secondary Geography)
Summer Mountain Leader (ML)
Winter Mountain Leader (WML)
International Mountain Leader (IML)
Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)
Snowsport Scotland Mountain Ski Leader (MSL)
British Canoe Union (UKCC) Coach
British Orienteering Federation (BOF) Coach
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Supervisor Assessor Course Director
National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) Centre Director
National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Tutor
Mountain Training Provider Director