Case Study – Emma

Make the 2020s your decade of discovery.

We can help you discover your dream.  We can help you discover yourself.

This is Emma’s story………………………………………….

“Since graduating university five years ago, I have been working through outdoor instructor qualifications …… and as a Mountain Leader I have been working primarily with school groups on outdoor trips or Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. The work is exceptionally rewarding and highly enjoyable. However, for some time I have felt ready to take the next step in my career, towards becoming a Mountaineering Instructor.”



“Completing this course (Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Training) has been such a great process.  It has equipped me with new knowledge and confidence as a recreational climber and as an MCI candidate. So now the journey of consolidation begins, over the next year I will take willing friends and volunteers out as “mock clients” where I’ll practice and gain feedback on my teaching and guiding skills and hopefully not get too many rope tangles!”  Emma


Emma’s course report

Emma is now preparing for her assessment, which will take place in August 2020.


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We look forward to updating this page once she has completed her assessment.

With our help you can discover something for you – in the mountains, in the water, on the slopes, indeed anywhere in the Highlands and beyond.

We are delighted to have struck up a partnership with Glenmore Lodge to offer enhanced grants for outdoor skills training.  Download an application form – and get started!  Apply anytime, for any of the courses available at Glenmore Lodge.                  We strongly advise you to read our criteria before applying.

See how others have discovered themselves and their dreams with grants from The Neil Mackenzie Trust and courses at Glenmore Lodge:


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