Your safety is very important to us at Mountain River Crag.

Either in the classroom or out in the outdoors, we want to ensure you that we have taken the most stringent steps to ensure your safety on our courses. Our approach to this is designed to be as non invasive as possible, while maintaining full control and safe practice in our scenarios & classroom.

About the staff we employ:

All our full time staff & first aid instructors are fully trained and insured. Find out about the team here.

We employ freelance activity guides to help out with the practical elements & logistics of our first aid courses. All freelancers working for Mountain River Crag are required to hold up to date qualifications in their field, an appropriate level of first aid cover, and their own public liability insurance.

Participants are asked to accept a certain level of responsibility for their own personal safety by following instructions provided to them by our guides and being an active part of the team.

As a minimum we expect freelancers to hold these tickets relevant to their field.

River Guides:

- Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) OR WRT Pro
- BCU Level 2 Coach with Moderate water endorsement
- Minimum of a 16 Hour First Aid Ticket
- Follow staffing ratio guidelines.

Mountain Guides:

- Mountain Leader Qualification
- Minimum of a 16 Hour First Aid Ticket
- Follow staffing ratio guidelines.

Mountain Bike Guides:

- British Cycling MTB Leader Qualification - MIAS Level 2
- Minimum of a 16 Hour First Aid Ticket
- Follow staffing ratio guidelines.

Add these qualifications to a solid foundation of professionalism, wilderness survival skills, leadership, local knowledge and excellent communication and we are proud of the quality of our safety and guiding staff!

Back up equipment including spare paddles, walking poles & puncture repair kits are bought on all practical days and guides are trained in emergency repair strategies.

Industry standard first aid kits (not to mention all the extra gear we carry to practice with) are brought on every trip and guides are knowledgeable of contents and trained to administer first aid.

We always try to offer the best ratio of clients to guides & instructors as possible to give you the ultimate in safety and service.