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Climbing and mountaineering services from Alan Halewood MIC IML

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As a busy and experienced provider of NGBs and Technical Advice let me bring my expertise to your training, assessment or organisation. Having opened, managed and worked in climbing walls for 20 years and as an MScot FUNdamentals Trainer, NICAS Moderator and Mountain training Coaching Award provider I have a wealth of knowledge to bring to working in climbing situations.


NEW for 2019 the Rock Climbing Development Instructor- for more information please click here 

I proivide these National Governing Body Awards for Mountain Training Scotland. See below for details. 
For details of this higher award please contact me directly.
Foundation/Development Coach
I am one of only 2 providers of these Mountain Training Coaching Awards in Scotland. See below for details.
Technical Advice
I provide staff training and specialist advice to those managing artificial climbing structures. See below for details.
Climbing Wall Instructor
Rock Climbing Instructor
Climbing Wall Development Instructor

Ratios as required by MTS.

Price on application or as advertised on CMS

These NGB Training and Assessment Courses are run as a provider for Mountain Training Scotland. I offer various dates that are available on the Candidate Management System and also often put on courses on request. For details of how the courses run and requirements click the links:

  • The CLIMBING WALL INSTRUCTOR Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders.

  • The CLIMBING WALL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.

  • The ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR Award is all about supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags.

Technical Advice

Specialising in advice for those managing Artificial Climbing Structures activites 

I provide Technical Advice for a limited number of organisations and specialise in Articifical Climbing Structures. Having opened a major climbing wall, managed 2 large commercial walls, worked in walls for 20 years and as a provider of the CWA/CWLA, Coaching Awards, a Moderating Technical Expert for NICAS and a provider and trainer of providers for the MCofS FUNdamentals I have a huge experience to bring to bear on options for running a variety of different  climbing wall types. I can offer advice on Operating Procedures, Staff Training, PPE Inspection and other areas. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.

Foundation Coach Award
Development Coach Award

Ratios as required by MTUK.

Price on application or as advertised on CMS

The Mountain Training Coaching Awards represent an opportunity for those working at all levels in the climbing world to access training and assessment on their coaching ability. The Coaching Award Scheme is designed to develop the coaching skills of those working in indoor climbing walls, sport climbing and bouldering. Whether you'd like to coach the next climbing superstars, or simply create fun and engaging skills-based sessions, the Coaching Award Scheme is a great way to improve your climbing coaching skills. The scheme may also be of great interest and value to volunteer and professional leaders, Instructors and Guides. 

The FOUNDATION COACH AWARD is designed to enable coaches to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing. Foundation Coaches will usually be concerned with the stimulating delivery of a single session to a group of individuals.

The DEVELOPMENT COACH AWARD focuses on the development of climbers over a series of sessions. As a coach you will add to your existing coaching skills and learn how to deliver ‘climber centred coaching’ to individuals as part of a group.

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