Barry Howard: Qualifications, Awards & Accreditations etc..


Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed.) Eaton Hall College of Education

Bachelor of Education Hons. (B.Ed. [Hons.]) Univ. Nottingham

Masters (MA) in Cartography Univ. Bucaresti

Chartered Geographer (C.Geog) with the RGS

Mountain Leader. (MLTE) Plas y Brenin 

First Aid. HSE FAW. Continuously 1986-2018

First Aid AED Operator & Oxygen 2009-2018

'Heartstart' Instructor

Mountain First Aid Qual. Plas y Brenin from 1986-2018 & Refreshers


Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. 1974

Associate Fellow Royal Meteorological Society 2011

Churchill Fellow [Churchill Fellowship Silver Medal: February 2002 for ‘Safety Research in Adventure Training, & School Educational Visits’]

University of Nottingham Scholarship to Universities of Bucharest and Cluj

Outdoor Education Champion’ for determined and productive delivery in promoting excellence. Inst. for Outdoor Learning

A ‘National Example of Good Practice in Outdoor Education’ proposed to Ofsted by The British Sports Trust.

Highly praised by Ofsted & (formerly) 'National Strategies' 1997-2014.


Mountaineering & undertaking remote area wilderness work across the whole of the UK and northern Europe, and sub Arctic and polar regions, professionally since 1972, by passion since 1968.

Qualified graduate teacher for 40 years, 30 of which has been heading up Geography and Outdoor Education departments in secondary education.

Have travelled 70,000 kms across the whole of remotest Scandinavia: Arctic Norway, northern Sweden and Finland, across Iceland (almost 30 expeditions and journeys), and across Greenland east to west by dog-sledge; have completed the north-south longitudinal 2,649 mile journey -solo - from Lindesnes in southern Norway to the North Cape and then the complete east-west transect of mainland Scandinavia from Raja Juseppi on the Russian border to the Norwegian coast at Alesund. Book published.

Have instructed wilderness and urban survival and mountaincraft to 100,000 adults and youth.

Manager of Asheldham residential centre for 23 years.

I have logged 710 days safe solo work in remote wilderness areas since 2002 (as at Dec 31st 2017).

Since 1986 I have been a qualified first aider and qualified advanced wilderness first aid medic having dealt with multiple fatalities, trauma, and remote medical emergencies - some of these solo.

I earn my living also as an investigative historical-geographer decoding present landscapes to bring alive the past; I have written and published the first definitive history of the Dengie peninsula, centered on the hamlet of Asheldham, from the last Anglian ice advance to the end of Middle Ages.

Experienced - and recognised by National Strategies - curriculum development skills at integrating outdoor learning into Key Stage 2....across more than 130 schools since 2006.


The Royal Geographical Society (Fellow)

The Royal Meteorological Society (Assoc. Fellow)

British Mountaineering Council

Mountain Training Association (Full MTA Member)

John Muir Assoc.


Wilderness Medical Assoc..

College of Emergency Medicine



An Associate at 'CJ Learning Ltd.' specialising in outdoor education as an Education Consultant.

Eight years working freelance for the MOD as a Survival Instructor

Manager, The Asheldham Centre

Mountain Leader (Winter) Training. Glenmore Lodge

Former BELA Course Director & Regional Moderator 1995 - 2004

Written in national media on outdoor education: 'The Times Educational Supplement', & 'Daily Telegraph'

Regularly broadcast on BBC radio

Former adviser to government on educational visits safety

Managing EVNAR : the Educational Visits National Accident Register 1970-2010

1341 (Thundersley) Squadron  Air Training Corps RAF Cadets:    Fieldcraft Training Officer. (Formerly with 2432 Sqn)




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