Des has been working in the outdoors for over 30 years. Qualified as a Mountaineering instructor and Winter Mountain Leader. Des is well travelled and has Instructed and coached all around the world with both civilian and military groups.

Des also enjoys all aspects of canoeing and kayaking, so long as there are quality cakes and some Tea involved.

Association of Mountaineering InstructorsMountain Training AssociationBritish CanoeingRoyal Yachting Association


Climbing & Mountaineering
BAIML - International Mountain Leader (IML)
Mountain Instructor Award (MIA)
MT - Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)
MT - Mountain Leader (ML)

Canoeing & Kayaking
BC - Level 3 Kayak Coach

Power Boats
RYA - Level 2 Power Boat

First Aid
Mountain First Aid (16hrs)