David Matthews – Owner

David Matthews runs Aspire Adventure Activities. David is a qualified teacher having a BEd degree in Outdoor Education and has been involved in working with groups through outdoor activities for 25 years.Before that David worked as a youth worker, college lecturer, residential childcare officer and residential outdoor activities instructor for South Glamorgan LEA.

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Dave instructing and having fun

David has personally climbed and mountaineered for 25 years in various parts of Britain, Europe, Africa and the USA.  He has caved extensively in England and Wale and brings a wealth of experience to his instructing.

All the outdoor events that he runs are specifically designed to meet the requirements of each individual and the group. This ensures that each participant gains the most from the event.

David’s unique combination of experience, maturity and enthusiasm helps to ensure that the events offered are both memorable and rewarding.

He has devised events for individuals, families, young people and organisations in the public, private and voluntary/charity sectors.

David Matthews Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education Degree in Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies.
  • Mountain Leader Award ( summer )
  • Single Pitch Supervisors Award.
  • Local Cave Leaders/Mines Award Level 1 (Derbyshire and South Wales areas).
  • Local cave Leaders Level 2 Training
  • Current First Aid Certificate