Adventure Activity Associates will give careful advice focused on real world solutions.
Our advice is based on hands on experience in running successful businesses, operating regulatory, representative and membership organisations, establishing regimes and cultures of risk management and, not least, providing adventure experiences across the world.
We have a detailed understanding of the provision of adventure activities in the commercial, voluntary, local authority and charity sectors. Organisationally, we have a level of experience of change management, implementation and strategic planning that transcends what might be expected from our initial backgrounds in adventure activity.
Some of the topics on which we have given valued advice include:
• How best to match structure to function in local authority outdoor education
• Devising a mountaineering development strategy for a National Governing Body
• How to run an adventure operation that exceeds all regulatory requirements yet remains adventurous
• Balancing whole service budget constraints against the need to meet priority educational goals
• A structural review of a national adventure charity
• A review of the provision of volunteer led journeys in wild country
• A trans national review of mountain training
• Simple outdoor safety guidance for outdoor learning in Scotland
• Research into activity and incident levels in Northern Ireland
• Strategic reviews of county council outdoor provision
Our clients say:
“Adventure Activity Associates have given first class service, support and advice to us in establishing an ambitious, whole school programme of adventure education. Their guidance, which extends from strategic support to specific technical advice, has always been considered, thoughtful and fully aware of the big picture. Their access to a network of the right people is impressive!”
David Exeter, Director of Outdoor Learning, Macmillan Academy
"We have been engaged in an ambitious all Ireland review of mountain training. Adventure Activity Associates have given clear, practical and pragmatic advice which has helped us to navigate difficult ground to a vantage point from where we have a clear view of the future.”
Stuart Garland, Chief Officer, Mountaineering Council of Ireland