Staff Bios

Name: Jordan Cawar – Instructor

About: Jordan is adventurous at heart and loves nothing more than being challenged vertically. Whether that’s at the base camp of an epic mountain or the bottom of a huge cliff, Jordan has reached the summit countless times and can’t wait for his next daring adventure! A man about gear with all the idea, Jordan is a good source of advice for what to take to the wilds of the Alps, and wonderful valleys of the Lake District! He can mostly be found under his beanie, which we’re not certain comes off…

Aspirations: Jordan aspires to gain even more experience in the outdoors with ambitions to further his knowledge of winter mountaineering, and multi-pitch ascents.

Awards held: Rock Climbing Instructor, Mountain Leader and Outdoor Leadership BA Hons

Name: Adam Strickland – Centre Manager

About: Most will recognise Adam from previous adventures and visits to the climbing wall and out on Ambleside Adventure days

With an enthusiastic attitude to climbing and his love to get others started in the sport, he offers an energetic, cheerful and nosiy introduction, some have even said ‘unforgettable’, however we apologise in advance for the poor jokes.

With over 10 years’ experience on mountains, caves and cliffs, Adam inspires confidence in even the most fearful of those wanting to try our sport. He can mostly be found in our centre running our popular sessions, in the ghyll or atop a mountain surrounded by lots of smiling faces.

Aspirations: To climb grade 3 winter by the end of the year, get to the top of more Scottish mountains, and eventually get married.

Awards held: Single Pitch Award, Moutain Leader Summer

Name: Ben Field – Instructor

About: Rocket fuel in human form. The newest memeber of the Ambleside Climbing Wall and Ambleside Adventure team.

Ben can be found running our; grass roots Mini- Monkey sessions, playing Sensei to our Vertical Ninja’s or Coach Carter to Team Ambleside. When not in the wall Ben is out with Ambleside Adventure delighting guests with the wonders the Lake Distrct has to offer.

And there is brains behind the …..erm…, Ben is currently studying for his masters in Outdoor and Experiential Learning at the University of Cumbria.

Aspirations: To gain Rock Climbing Instructor Award, complete the masters without losing too much hair and to guide and instruct others in the Lakes, the UK and beyond

Awards held: Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor (trained)