October 23, 2018

The Team

Garland Mountaineering Team

Mark Garland

Mark Garland has been working in the outdoor Industry for over 25 years and now focusses mainly in the fields of training and development. Mark is a Provider of the full Mountain Training suite of awards as well as running BMC FUNdamentals courses, MIAS mountain biking and some watersport training. As well as delivering many courses, awards and training programmes, Mark also moderates programmes for Mountain Training, NICAS and NCFE an academic awarding body. These roles are to ensure quality in the delivery of other providers.

Mark acts as a Technical Advisor for a number of companies and provides training, site specific awards, qualifications and advice for centres, staff, coaches and sole traders.

Mark has worked on many Industry committee’s including

Qualifications include:

  • Mountaineering Instructor
  • International Mountain Leader
  • Winter Mountain Leader
  • Development Coach
  • Level 4 BSA Surf Coach
  • Level 3 BCU Kayak Coach
  • Cert Ed
  • Post Graduate in Development Training
  • Dip Sport Psychology

Simon Verspeak

Simon delivers Climbing and Walking courses and thrives in Scottish Winter. He is a seasoned alpinist and has completed first ascents in the greater ranges of over 7000 metres. He is on the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team and on the Rab test team. Watch out for bright colours.

Stephen Lang

Steve heads up walking courses and is an active member of the Dartmoor Rescue team. He has run expeditions all over the world to both hot and cold climes. Jokes are exceptional, just don’t ask him to sing or play the penny whistle.

Paul Roberts

Paul is an active allrounder and high achiever which some big ticks on boulders, sport routes and traditional routes and claims you can get a pizza oven in a van.

Jay Jackson

Jay delivers Climbing and Coaching courses and is particularly active on the sea cliffs, (if it’s over E2 he might even put his rock boots on, or at least do his shoe laces up). He is an accomplished coach and works with the GB development squad. He again has some impressive alpine stories, but don’t mention his boots on Les Drus.

Peter Greening

Pete (El Torro) delivers Climbing and Walking courses and has an impressive UK climbing tick list, (many solo including Cemetery Gates). He is also an accomplished alpinist and has been on some of the biggest hills in the world included Everest. AKA the Gruffalo.