John Mason MA MEd APIOL
John is one of the UK's most experienced Mountaineering Instructors, he is an MIC and trains and assesses MTE Mountain Leader, Walking Group Leader and Single Pitch (Climbing) Supervisor Award. He is a BCU Level 3 Coach in both Canoe and Inland Kayak and is a Foundation Safety and Rescue Test Examiner. In addition John holds qualifications in a wide range of other outdoor activities and is a technical expert for a number of Local Authority and Charitable sector organisations. He was a Mountain Rescue team member and deputy leader for twelve years.
John has been involved in a variety of programmes of professional development, He is an experienced NVQ assessor and has been training and assessing on the University of Cumbria Graduate Apprentice Scheme. He is also a Mentor and Assessor for APIOL and was the Regional Moderator for the Northern Region from 2005 -2010