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1993 to 2018 Celebrating 25 years of providing quality outdoor education.

Fun outdoor activities

Fun outdoor activities

Rock climbing, Nordic walking, Scrambling, guided walks and many more fun activities for individuals, families and groups.

Outdoor adventure qualifications

Outdoor adventure qualifications

Outdoor adventure qualifications (National Governing Body Awards) courses for all ages and abilities at venues around the UK.

Outdoor Skills Courses

Outdoor Skills Courses

Move up a gear and learn an outdoor adventure skill such as Caving, Archery, Navigation and GPS or Rock Climbing and Scrambling.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) we can support your Duke of Edinburgh's Award candidates' expedition training and assessment.

About me 

Chris Kirkham is a full time outdoor education instructor. He has dealt with groups of all ages and conveys information in a safe, professional manner with excellent inter personal skills. Coming from a previous military background Chris has a huge range of experience in leading groups within the mountainous and upland regions of the UK and Europe. Chris has been working for Outdoor Activities Service and Alternative Adventure for over 7 years now.

He is a qualified Defence handheld GPS instructor and has completed the Offsite Safety Management course.

MT Hill and Mountain Skills Tutor

MT Single Pitch Award, 

MT Summer Mountain Leader, 

UKMLT International Mountain Leader 

First Aid for Mountaineers and Instructors, 

SMBLA Trail Cycle Leader, 

SMLTB Winter Mountain Leader Walking - Training, 

GNSA Archery Leaders Award, 

RYA National Powerboat Certificate, 

NCA Local Cave Leadership Certificate Scheme - Level 1 and Level 2 Training.

MTA Member

IfOL member 

Chris along with other OAS Staff attends seminars and training offered by Professional bodies including BMC, MTA, IfOL, NICAS and in-house staff development days.