Biography

Fourth year in post, previously outdoor educator from 1983.

Based at the Ambleside campus, Ivan is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and demonstrating the wide range of equipment owned by our Outdoor Studies department.

Ivan's wealth of knowledge helps him to provide a huge amount of support and advice to our tutors and students.

Our outdoor store is packed with all the gear you'll need for a massive selection of outdoor activities.

As you'd expect from a campus in the heart of the Lake District, we've got a great selection of watersports kit.

There's a mixed fleet of sailing dinghys (Wayfarers, Lasers, Vagos, Picos, and Toppers), 20 open canoes, 40 whitewater kayaks and 15 sea kayaks. We're also well stocked with wetsuits, canoe cagoules, helmets, spraydecks and more.

If heading for the mountains is more your thing you'll want to get hold of our comprehensive collection of climbing gear - we've got enough ropes and racks for up to 30 people.

We're also fully equipped with axes, crampons and boots and everything else you'll need for winter mountaineering adventures.

Other kit we can offer includes top-quality mountain tents, sleeping bags, bushcraft equipment and Trangia stoves.