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Jim Godfrey - Profile

Over the last twelve years, I have also worked in the outdoor industry and during this time I have developed my experience and qualifications.  I have also undertaken voluntary work in the outdoor sector for example, as a dedicated volunteer, and former Training Officer, of a Scottish Mountain Rescue Team.  I love working in the outdoor industry and now spend the majority of my working time doing what I enjoy most.

Jim Godfrey - Hiking, Trekking, Biking and Adventure activities throughout Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland and Europe

Qualifications

  • Accredited Practitioner Institute of Outdoor Learning (APIOL)
  • International Mountain Leader (IML)
  • Mountain Leader (Summer)
  • Mountain Leader (Winter)
  • Nordic Walking Coach
  • Trail Cycle Leader
  • WEMSI Wilderness First Responder
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Swiftwater First Responder
  • National Navigation Award (Gold)
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety

 

Experience

  • Leader of expeditions to Costa Rica (2011), Namibia/Botswana (2012), India (2013), Borneo (2013), Thailand/Cambodia (2013), Malaysia/Borneo (2014), Cambodia/Vietnam (2014), Madagascar (2015), Morocco (2015), India (2016) and Sri Lanka (2016).
  • Undertook reconnaissance visits (2016) to Borneo and Nicaragua to assess activities, and locations, for future expeditions.
  • Further expeditions planned (2016) to Ecuador/Galapagos and Nicaragua.
  • Leader of walking holidays to destinations including Portugal, Austria, France, Switzerland, Pyrenees, Southern Italy, Tuscany, Turkey, Vietnam.
  • Advisor to trekking company responsible for the alpine resort of Adelboden, Switzerland.
  • Working with schools to deliver assembly presentations, team development events and planning expedition itineraries.
  • Provider of training to help students prepare for future expeditions.
  • Overseeing expedition training weekends for multiple school groups and supervising other instructors.
  • Training groups of Duke of Edinburgh students and also undertaking assessments of Silver and Gold expeditions.
  • Delivering a range of outdoor training courses, guided walks and trips.
  • Former Member of a Mountain Rescue Team participating in training and regular call-outs.
  • Former Training Officer for a Mountain Rescue Team responsible for providing all team training.
  • Lecturer in Outdoor Pursuits responsible for delivering the course to HNC/HND students.

 

Personal Travel

In addition to the countries visited on expedition, I have also travelled extensively to many countries including Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Andorra, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Montenegro, South Africa, Swaziland, Canada, USA, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Thailand.  Some of these destinations were visited to ski, some to trek and some for the travel experience.