About This Guide

Ian have been kayaking from a young age and began coaching since 16 in his home town of Portsmouth.  Ian js a BCU Level 2 Coach and have completed the ISKGA Advanced Guides Course with Sea Kayaking Cornwall.  He has recently  settled in Cornwall after many years exploring the globe which included 10 years working in the Antarctic for the British Antarctic Survey and a winter with Sir Ran Fiennes on the Coldest Journey Expedition.

Freelance guide working with Sea Kayaking Cornwall

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5* trainingISKGA Advanced leadership5 star trained and awaiting assessment, my personal skills have been honed in the amazing waters to be found around the cornish coastline while guiding with Sea Kayaking Cornwall
Advanced Planning
BCU OWNTP
Advanced Skills
BCU 5* trainedISKGA Advanced skillsA competent expedition kayaker, having spent many years on various expeditions around the globe. Most recently found on Sir Ranulph Fiennes Coldest Journey Expedition, while not kayaking as it was a bit cold, the lessons learnt from the Antarctic cross over into my paddling.
Coaching
Coaching from the age of 16 with a naval cadet unit in my home town of Portsmouth, starting as a white water paddling and transferring those skills into my current format with Sea Kayaking Cornwall

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
BCU 4*
Coastal Planning
BCU CNTP
Coastal Skills
BCU 4*
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Remote Emergency Care Level 3 Award. 6 day sea kayaking wilderness 1st aid award
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
ISKGA IM
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
ISKGA sea Survival
VHF license
Yes

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