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Bob Barton

Director of the Adventure Activity Associates(Director)

Education

  • Graduate of Cambridge University - Natural Sciences, including physics and mathematics
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education - Outdoor Education, UCNW Bangor
  • Dip RSA (Management) Lancaster University

Employment

  • Tutor, Brathay Hall Trust
  • Instructor, Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge
  • Principal, Outward Bound Eskdale
  • Safety Adviser Outward Bound Trust
  • Safety Consultant Outward Bound International
  • Director, European Avalanche School
  • Director Adventure Activities Associates Ltd.

Other Professional and Voluntary Experience

  • Responsible for safety audit for Outward Bound Trust and Outward Bound International.
  • Worked extensively as a mountain guide and instructor in Britain, the Alps and the Arctic, specialising in alpine mountaineering and ski-mountaineering
  • A Mountain Rescue Team Leader for 8 years and a former Chair of the United Kingdom Mountain Training Board - the co-ordinating body for mountain training and qualification
  • Member of Expedition Advisory Panel, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Outdoor Qualifications and Experience

  • International Mountain Guide (UIAGM / IFMGA / IVBV)
  • Mountain Instructor Certificate and Mountain Leader Award (Winter and Summer)
  • has been responsible for the training and assessment of candidates for the above awards
  • Qualified in both Nordic and Alpine skiing by British Association of Ski-Instructors
  • Mountain Bike Leader and Dinghy Instructor
  • First ascents on rock and ice in Britain, the Alps, the Arctic, Africa, the Andes and the Himalayas
  • Member of the Alpine Club and the Scottish Mountaineering Club

Publications

  • "A Chance In A Million?", a manual of Scottish Avalanches
  • "Outdoor Management Development - A Guide for Human Resource Specialists”.
  • "Risk Management as Opportunity” Conference paper, Royal Geographical Society
  • "Safety, Risk and Adventure in Outdoor Activities" published by Paul Chapman in 2006

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