David has been an active rock climber, alpinist and skier since the late 1960’s and lives in the Peak District, Derbyshire and Argentiere Mont Blanc. He qualified as a British Mountain Guide in 1977 and the following year was one of the ten British Mountain Guides to first receive the International Mountain Guides (UIAGM) carnet. Since then he has led twelve expeditions to the world’s great mountain ranges. In 1997 he became the inaugural Chair of the Mountain Guides Professional Standards Committee. In recent years, David has led a number of expeditions to Nepal and Tibet in support of charities for those with disabilities. Amongst these was the Macintyre ‘An Everest to Climb’ expedition where four mentally disabled mountaineers, together with Macintyre’s Patron The Duchess of York, reached the summit of Pokalde (5800m). In April 2004 he guided a group from Macintyre to the North Col of Mount Everest (7033m). David is also an educationalist and is currently Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Bolton and founder of the Adventure Learning Schools Charity. David was recently ranked as the 16th most influential educator in the world by the American based Global Gurus organization.
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