Twenty- five years...

Twenty-five years – TWENTY-FIVE YEARS! How did that happen?

25 years of guiding, coaching, training, assessing, climbing, mountaineering, cycling, stretching, management development, project designing, technical advising, consulting…

25 years of visiting amazing places around Wales, the UK and the other side of the world…

…but most of all, 25 years of meeting great, like-minded individuals who love to be active and explore the outdoors and to develop their own skills and personal qualities

Thank you to everyone that I have met over the years!

Here are some of the special projects and events that are happening to celebrate this milestone…


Mentoring partnership

There have been many people over the years who have given me inspiration, teaching, support and encouragement, to allow me to be where I am today.

To celebrate manzoku’s 25th birthday, I felt that it was important to put some of those gifts back into the mix.

Working with The Outdoor Partnership, I have found a perfect partner to offer free mentoring to a selection of young people, just starting out on their careers in the outdoors.

The initial 6-month programme will include:

  • NGB award training
  • further experience in climbing and mountaineering
  • assisting on programmes
  • developing teaching/coaching skills and an identity as an instructor
  • provide networking opportunities

I hope that, through this scheme, I might be able to provide some level of inspiration, teaching, support and encouragement to the new kids on the block!

Supporting our local legends

In partnership with Llangorse Climbing Centre, we are seeking out and celebrating our Local Legends!

During the 2021-22 winter season, we put on a series of evening lectures (with food!) to showcase the exploits and adventures of outdoor people, local to the South Wales area.

These are people quietly ‘getting on with the job’ of enjoying the outdoors but achieving some quite amazing adventures.

The 2022-23 series is running from December to March – check out the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre’s website for more information and to book online.

The proceeds of these lectures go to our favourite Local Legends – Brecon Mountain Rescue Team – who look after us day in, day out.

I was happy to add my contribution earlier this year with a donation to celebrate manzoku’s twenty-fifth birthday.