Paul James MCI & WMCI (Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor )

Paul James holds the Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor qualification, formerly the MIC.  He is a full member of AMI and a registered member of the Mountain Instructors Community. He is also and an approved Duke of Edinburgh’s award assessor. Paul has personal and instructing experience throughout the UK. Having grown up in Derbyshire he holds a particular love for the Gritstone climbing in the Peak District. He currently lives in Wales in the summer and heads north in the winter to enjoy all that Scotland has on offer.

He started his instructing at a young age, as a black belt in Karate he was a Karate Sensei (instructor) in his late teens. After finishing university Paul moved onto climbing instruction working at Nottingham's climbing wall. Since then he has spent a period of time working at Plas y Brenin, furthering his qualifications and gaining experience in climbing, mountain walking, canoeing, kayaking and skiing. For the last five years Paul has been working freelance at a variety of centres in Wales and the Peak District, including Arthog OEC, Marle Hall OEC, Ogwen Cottage OPC, Llanrug OEC, Glenmore Lodge, Reaseheath College and Outlook Expeditions as well as a variety of private companies offering climbing and mountaineering courses.

Paul has a patient approach to his teaching and carefully plans his day to make sure you will have an enjoyable learning experience.

Find out what Paul has been climbing recently HERE>>

From time to time we will have other like minded instructors working on courses for us.

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