About Us

Robin

Robin originates from Mid Wales and has spent most of his life living and working in the outdoors. He has an HND in Sports Science and Outdoor Education and has worked as an outdoor education instructor, personal development facilitator, overseas expedition leader and first aid trainer since 1999.

Robin is a first aid trainer under the Rescue Emergency Care scheme and has helped to develop specialist courses for clients ranging from schools and television crews to large oil companies and overseas tour leaders. He has also written and delivered incident management courses for teaching staff and those working in the outdoor education industry.

Robin has been involved in event medical cover since the age of 16. The type of events have included walking, mountain biking, trotting races and auto-grass, often in very remote places. He has been a member of Brecon Mountain Rescue team since 2008. He is a qualified as a WEMSI Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician.

In 2013 Robin qualified as a paramedic and now works for the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Claire

Claire is a qualified teacher and has a B.Ed.(Hons) in Physical Education, Maths and Outdoor Education. Since leaving university in 1994 she has primarily worked as an outdoor education trainer, personal development facilitator and overseas expedition leader working with groups all over the UK and abroad. Claire has travelled extensively around the world and has led groups of young people on expeditions to countries such as Mongolia, Ecuador, Tibet and Ukraine. She is a qualified Mountain Leader and Canoe Coach and continues to freelance as an outdoor education instructor, mainly in the Brecon Beacons, but also all over the UK.

Claire's background in first aid began with life-guarding and then developed by gaining more water-based first aid qualifications involving boats, canoes and kayaks. Claire has been involved in providing medical cover on events since 2002. Event types have included mountain biking, walking, adventure racing and bog snorkelling! She has been a member of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team since 2008 and is a qualified Casualty Carer. She is also a qualified Mountain Rescue Dog Handler with the South Wales Search and Rescue Dogs Association. Claire is a Rescue Emergency Care first aid trainer and also has an OCR Level 3 qualification in Off-Site Safety Management.

Taz

Taz was born in 2006 and is a cross between a Chocolate Labrador and a Collie. Taz has a very active life and loves going to work with Claire when she is doing freelance outdoor work, especially if it's Hill Walking or Open Canoeing. Her other favourite hobbies are playing with tennis balls and swimming in rivers.

She sometimes comes along to first aid training courses where she particularly likes to help out with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. She is also often to be seen as an assistant first aider on Events and is often a welcome distraction to casualties while we are treating minor injuries at the Event Venue.

Taz has been qualified as a Mountain Rescue Search Dog since 2009. She is currently one of only 5 qualified dogs in the SARDA South Wales team (and the only one living in Mid Wales).