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A podcast for hillwalkers and climbers about the people we share the hills with. Get to know some of the other users, managers, and owners of our uplands. Meet characters and personalities who live Outdoor Lives. This podcast is aimed at informing mountain leaders, hill and moorland leaders and mountaineering instructors, but it's hoped anyone who climbs or walks in the hills of the UK and Ireland might be interested too.
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Sarah believes passionately in the importantance of walking for all. Her business is based in a lowland area and she thinks the Lowland Leader could be more valued. “There are such a high percentage of the population that, if you have ‘hill’, ‘mountain’, ‘challenge’ or ‘hike’ in the title of anything, they won’t even consider it.” Sarah Price.…
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Staff Sergeant Nathan Jones is an Adventurous TrainingInstructor (ATI) in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC), Nathan is on a mission to transform people's lives through the power of the outdoors by connecting wannabe adventurers with professional guides and instructors through the Discover A Guide platform.…
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Rob is the current Chair of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). He is a keen climber, freelance mountaineering instructor and technical advisor based in the South Lakes. He offers offer Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI), Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) and Climbing Wall Development Instructor(CWDI) courses. He can provide guiding, and …
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David is a conservationist and naturalist, and this book isa story of nature, farming, conservation and reconciliation in the Welsh uplands. It is set on one particualr farm and we get to learn about that farm, the people who work there, their history and the story of their land. It's a great read. In this podcast we discuss some of the issuesraise…
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Shane is the Chief Executive Officer of Ourea events. OureaEvents are well known as the organisers of challenging running events such asthe Dragon’s Back Race and the Cape Wrath Trail Run. He is a seasoned eliterunner and extreme climber himself; he currently holds the record for thefastest unsupported round of the Lake District Classic Rock Routes…
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Alec works for the Eryri National Park and is the projectmanager for the Yr Wyddfa Plastic Free project. The project is about much more than just plastic. Listed to Alec explain what is going on, why it's important, how it's making a difference and how you can help. Can Snowdon become the world’s first ‘plastic free’ mountain?…
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The Snowdonia Society is a member-based conservation charity that works with local communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to help look after Snowdonia. Since 1967 the Snowdonia Society has worked tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.
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Mountain Leader, Nature Friendly Farmer, former Bannau Brycheiniog Ranger, former Yr Wyddfa Warden, Former Head Warden and Senior Manager at Eryri National Park; Helen Pye chats about her new role at the National Trust theland the Trust own, how it’s managed and a few other tangents besides.
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Former headteachers Fiona and Rob Nicholson have beenrunning Gwesty Plas Coch in Llanberis since 2019. Their vision was to develop Plas Coch as part of the outdoor community whilst themselves working hard to become part of their new home village community. Their knowledge of the Eryri mountains and lakes have helped them to establish themselves and…
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Phill has been an active mountaineer for over 40 years.During that time he has completed the Winter Mountain Climbing Instructor (WMCI) qualification and the British Mountain Guides scheme (IFMGA) which qualifies him for all aspects of mountaineering activities world wide. Phill is a qualified teacher and has worked for private and local Education …
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Pete Edwards owns and runs his own business, Prowess Climbing Coaching; helping climbers of all abilities and ages to not only improve their climbing grade but also their enjoyment of their climbing by helping improve technical, tactical and psychological skills. Prowess also provides coach education courses, including the BMC FUNdamentals of Climb…
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Mal Creasey has influenced thousands of mountain leaders, instructors and guides in a climbing career spanning over 60 years. He worked as the Technical Officer for Mountain Training England, as a Guide in the Alps and as amember of staff at Plas y Brenin. He was involved in the first two MIA (now MCI) courses, he’s an author, writer and is still a…
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Dewi Davies is the Project Manager for National Trust Cymru focussing on the Uwch Conwy catchment in the east of Eryri National Park. Dewi leads a team of people on the restoration of nature,predominantly peatland at the head of the river basin, but also working on rivers and their catchments to improve habitats by restoring natural processes and i…
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Paul Poole runs a range of mountain based training courses in north Wales. He's a very popular provider of the Mountain Leader Courses and the Rock Climbing Instrucotor courses. Paul also runs trips to Scotland, Morocco and Nepal. Listen in to find out more about him and the way he does things.
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My guest today is Robbie Blackhall-Miles of Llanberis. Heis, amongst other things, a conservation scientist, ethno-ecologist, ecology lecturer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, writer, horticulturist, and the charity Plantlife’s Vascular Plant Officer for the National Heritage Lotteryfunded Natur am Byth project - a partnership project between Nat…
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Dan Lane, Operations Manager at RAW Adventures is a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, Chemistry Graduate, keen climber and proud dog owner. Dan is also a trustee of the Tom Furey Trust. In Dan's role he employs many walking leaders and climbing instructors, he organises major events and manages to climb in between. He works on ML courses and …
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James McHaffie is well known in climbing circles for his high-endascents of some of the hardest sport and trad rook climbs in the world. He has climbed over 200 routes of E7 and above. He has soled 100 Extremes in a day in the Lake District, he has completed all the climbs in Ken Wilson’s Extreme Rock book and he’s the ‘King of the Pass’ having cli…
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Sabine Nouvet is a project officer with the Celtic Rainforest Project. This 7-year LIFE project is funded by the European Commission Nature and Biodiversity Fund and Welsh Government Green Infrastructure Grant. It focuses on protecting and restoring 5 designated temperate rainforests across 40,000ha of Wales. As an Ecologist, Sabine has been workin…
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Guy Wilson is the founder of Pure Outdoor, based in the Peak District. An award winning Outdoor Training Centre and B Corp. Guy has been working as a mountaineering instructor and in business development at Pure Outdoor for over 15 years and loves spending all of his spare time in the hills. Guy is another example of people who make things happen a…
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Dr. Nathan Chrismas, Mountain Leader, climber and Lichenologist. Nathan is a keen outdoor person with a passion for the natural world. He’s a key member of the British Lichenological Society’s education team. Nathan has joined in with one or two of my workshops and his enthusiasm and natural way of introducing the world of lichens has proven fascin…
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Ned Feesey, Nature Trust Ranger and Farmer. Ned works for the National Trust in north Wales and he’s currently the Area Ranger for the Carneddau and Glyderau. Ned set up and led the National Trust’s footpath team from 2017 to this year. Ned, with his wife Teleri Fielden, runs a small nature friendly farm. The farm we visit on our Down on the Farm W…
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For this year's Christmas special I was very pleased to be joined by Nick Livesay, expect it all, with baubles on ! Nick Livesey lives and works in Snowdonia. He’s appeared on podcasts before and has an uplifting story. Many of you will know him from the cheery counter service he provided at the Moel Siabod Café, but what has he been doing since he…
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Lucy Wallace, Mountain Leader. Lucy is a Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader living and working on Aran. She is also the President of the Scottish Ramblers. She is a member of the Aran Mountain Rescue team. Lucy leads wildlife walks on Aran and travels to work as a Mountain Leader including to train and assess …
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John Cousins is the Chief Executive of Mountain training UK and Ireland. Mountain Training UK & Ireland administers six qualifications and is also the coordinating body for all of the national Mountain Training organisations of the UK and Ireland. John is an experienced leader and instructor himself, being a qualified British Mountain Guide and Mou…
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Rachael Crewesmith, mountaineering instructor, mountain bike leader, former hockey international and compere. Rachael has been heavily involved in the Women’s Trad Fest and the Women in Mountain Training Conference. She will be hosting a stage at the Kendal Film Festival. We talk about getting to be an instuctor, leader and coach and the importance…
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Dom Ferris founder and director of Trash Free Trails. Dom began thinking about doing something different back in 2017 whilst still working for Surfers Against Sewage. He wanted to be for something not against. He knew there were litter problems in our society with many businesses producing materials for us to waste. Rather than see poor littering h…
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Dr. Mark Avery is a former Conservation Director with the RSPB, a scientist and naturalist, he his passionate about birdlife. Mark is the author of Inglorious (2015) a hugely influential book which accused the driven grouse shooting industry of being completely unsustainable. He campaigns on conservation issues, he’s a blogger, writer and public sp…
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Amanda Anderson is the Director of the Moorland Association. Amanda steers the Moorland Association’s management of heather moorland, boosting populations of important birds, animals and plants. She liaises with Government and key national bodies. With a master’s degree in aquaculture, honours’ degree in zoology, plus a further degree in post-16 ed…
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Dave is a Bushcrafter. He runs The Coastal Wanderer a small company which aims to introduce people to bushcrafting and foraging.Bushcraft can elicit a bit of a mixed response from many of us in the outdoor community. It does seem to cover quite a wide range of activities. We have all seen some very bad practice around fire lighting and so called wi…
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Elfyn was the Access and Conservation officer for the BMC in Wales. Elfyn hails from Blaenau Ffestiniog, he’s a walker, climber, mountaineer and qualified mountain leader. He volunteers with the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team. He’s a qualified countryside manager who has worked for the Pembrokeshire National Park and as the National Trust Land Mana…
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Steve and Helen run a business offering First Aid and other training courses for mountain leaders. Steve and Helen are very experienced mountain rescuers, search dog handlers, they have walked the Munros and most of the Corbetts too. They are both recipients of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for services to Mountain Rescue.…
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Russ is a climber and mountaineer who was a member of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team for twenty years serving as chairman for two years before retiring from the team. He’s climbed in the Scottish winter and the Alps as well as the greater ranges of Greenland, Alaska and Patagonia. He says that whilst sitting in a hotel room once, playing wit…
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Pete Barron is the John Muir Trust Property Manager for the Glenridding Estate. He’s the man that manages Helvellyn. Pete worked for the Lake District National Park as a ranger for 23 years on everything from upland management and path maintenance to raptor protection, supervising volunteers and community engagement. He is now charged with looking …
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In this episode Mike Raine, Nature of Snowdonia, chats to Carey Davies editor of TGO. Carey has made a successful career as an outdoor journalist. He has written for many outdoor publications and the Guardian newspaper. He has also had a stint as the BMC's Hillwalking officer. Carey remains a keen and committed hillwalker.…
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The Carneddau is a special and varied landscape. A partnership of organisations is delivering a scheme to help people discover, record, care for and celebrate the Carneddau with the help of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Marian oversees the programme of 24 projects that make up the Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme, supportin…
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Dewi Davies is the National Trust’s Project Manger for the Upper Conwy Catchment Project -a landscape scale project to improve the quality of the environment and heritage of the Upper Conwy catchment. Dewi comes from a background of working in the uplands on land management, access and conservation. He has also worked for Snowdonia National Park as…
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Franco is the managing director of Pesda Press which he founded and has steered to becoming one of the most respected specialist outdoor publishing houses with a fleet of sea kayak, canoe, climbing and canyoning guidebooks alongside specialist instructional manuals and the visionary Nature of Snowdonia; the ‘ML’s bible’.He worked for many years as …
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30 year old Teleri is a new entrant farmer who, despite not growing up on a farm, has always wanted to be in agriculture - announcing to her Mum at the age of four that she wanted to be a 'lady farmer'!Teleri has recently began a 10 year tenancy on a 100acre farm in Nantmor, Beddgelert with her fiancé Ned (who also isn’t from a farming background!)…
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Barbara is an ecologist and climber who was, until a few years ago, the Upland Ecologist for Wales involved in researching and advising on the ecology, conservation and management of the Welsh uplands. Her main interest is in arctic-alpine vegetation and she is the expert on the Snowdon Lily. Cwm Idwal is a special place for arctic-alpines and it w…
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