Help and support services to the outdoor community

Jim is the co-owner of Bigfoot Adventures and has a wealth and depth of experience working in the outdoor industry as a leader, coach, organiser and advisor.

As a leader on the rivers, lochs and mountains.

Always happy to be out with groups be it single day adventures or multi day expeditions at home and abroad.

Relevant Qualifications - Winter Mountain Leader, 5 star Open Canoe, 5 star Inland Kayak, SRA Raft Guide trainer, Scottish Cycling MBLA award, D of E Gold assessor.

As a coach on the rivers, lochs and mountain bike trails

Developing and improving personal skills, preparing for assessment or giving your confidence that little lift. Off road biking in all its forms and boats in all their versatility have been at the heart of my outdoor life.

Relevant Qualifications - Go Bike Level 5 Instructor, City and Guilds bike mechanic, Open Canoe Level 5 coach, Inland Kayak Level 5 coach, SRA Raft guide trainer.

As an outdoor event organiser

From hotel based team building to multi day team challenge events I can help you with your ideas, programs and execution. I have previously written and delivered outdoor courses in behavioural safety, leadership/teamwork and ran large corporate challenge events.

Relevant Experience - Continuous delivery of Global Santa Fe worldwide safety programme over 2 year period. Wood Group Graduate Induction and ADTI graduate selection 10 years, Bigfoot Challenge (corporate team challenge) 7 years.

As a technical adviser

Schools and outdoor centres are often required to have their outdoor activities and programmes endorsed by a technical adviser. I can review your processes and procedures, provide up to date industry advice, deliver staff training or simply be the qualified person on your D of E expedition.

Relevant Experience - 10 years Centre manager at the Boultenstone Outdoor Centre, 29 years manager of Bigfoot Adventures Ltd.