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Most of the
guided walks and navigation training days are run by Paul
hill walking in his teens in the Forest of Bowland in the north of
England, followed by rock climbing, caving, mountaineering and
skiing in the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Wales, Scotland and abroad .
He was a member of the Royal Marine Commandos from 1974 to 1980,
spending much of that time in 45 Commando, which at that time was a
dedicated Mountain and Arctic unit. During this time he qualified as
an Arctic Survival Instructor.
In 1980 Paul
went to live and work in Cumbria. He was a member of Penrith
Mountain Rescue Team for seventeen years, and also a member of the
Search and Rescue Dogs Association with a graded search dog.
In 1983 he passed his assessment for the Mountain Leader Award
(Summer). He also holds a current first aid certificate.
As well as
leading walks for Hillcraft Guided Walking, Paul also contributes
walks to the "Walking World
" website, and has written a guidebook
to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. He is also a member of the
Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG). When he isnít doing all that, he
walks for fun with his wife, Chris.
previous 40 years Paul has walked, climbed, run, caved or skied in
most of the mountain areas of the UK as well as Norway, France,
Italy, Spain and Austria.
When Paul is
not available, we may use associates with similar experience and
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