Ben is a Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader, and a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor. He is also a qualified teacher. He has been working in the outdoor industry for over 25 years and made the Lake District his home 15 years ago.
Having started out as a walker, then progressing to scrambling and climbing, Ben's navigation skills have always been important to him and he is now happy to be able to pass on his skills via the NNAS scheme, as well as training prospective Mountain Leaders.
The Lakes Mountaineer courses are run in south Cumbria - Bronze level in rolling countryside local to him, and for Silver will venture a little further afield to access appropriate terrain (both areas are easily accessible from the M6 - no more than 15 minutes away from the motorway) or also from Elterwater. near Ambleside.