Bert Park, Operations Director.
Bert is a retired teacher who previously served for 24 years in the armed forces working on helicopters, he has been actively involved in outdoor education for over 30 years and coordinated DofE for 6 years for a school in Suffolk. Bert holds a Mountain Leader (Winter) qualification and is currently completing his International Mountain Leader qualification.
Bert has extensive experience of leading expeditions both in the UK (for DofE) and overseas. He has led expeditions to Madagascar, Peru, Venezuala, Vietnam, Cambodia, Zambia, South Africa, Equador & the Galapagos Islands, Norway, and Morocco. He recently completed the Tour du Mont Blanc, and the Wainright coast to coast walk with his wife, Rika.
Bert is our AAP Manager and holds overall responsibility for all DofE based Expeditions. He signs off Freelance Staff and provides CLA training and assessment courses. He deals with Insurance, risk assessments and is the link to AALA. He is passionate about young people learning through outdoor experiences.
Bert is also a Bushcraft Instructor and is working towards his Level 4 Bushcraft and Survival Instructors qualification. He is a keen scuba diver and has achieved his PADI Rescue Diver. He lives in Suffolk with his Jack Russel Terriers, competes at orienteering, trail marathons, mountain marathons and partners his wife in Ballroom dancing competitions.