Phil is actively involved in the outdoors having lived and worked in the area all his life. Employed as the first Ranger covering the whole of the Kincardine and Deeside area he went on to be the first Ranger employed by the NTS on their Mar Lodge Estate and has over twenty years experience in rangering throughout Britain, as a volunteer, and over ten years in the Cairngorms. Keen to encourage others to learn the basics for enjoying themselves safely in the outdoors a number of courses are offered. A proactive approach to safety allows him to network qualified leaders for all outdoor activities.
A qualified Mountain Leader, he has over 16 years active involvement in Mountain Rescue in the Deeside area. A Senior First Aid Instructor for Mountain Medicine, First Aid Matters/Alan Crichton Mountain Skills Ltd and the British Red Cross he has over 24 years First Aid experience. Practical experience includes attendance at A&E Dept, ARI and working with the Scottish Ambulance Service. EMT trained he has also completed ACLS and ATLS courses at Medical School, Aberdeen. He is an Associate Member of British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).
Having been involved with expeditions to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Himalayas he has a considerable amount of outdoor experience in remote, hostile environments.
With an increasing number of accidents occurring in the Scottish Mountains during summer and winter, Braemar Mountaincraft offer a number of courses and guiding service to let the novice build up skills and self confidence or the experienced learn or brush up on new techniques. Work can be undertaken with groups or individually.
A number of courses are offered and details of these are given below but remember we are a very approachable company that will discuss any request you may have. Accommodation can be organised and can range from Bunkhouse through to Outdoor Centres. Have a look at our links.