Very enthusiastic and considerate instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed myself over the 3 days. I didn’t feel overloaded with info – i.e. its been done in an easy to understand way – thanks. Hayley Berkley
Excellent course and run very well, instructor was very enthusiastic, would recommend to anyone who is involved in mountain rescue or paddles. Christyne Judge
The instructor turned a very apprehensive person into a very confident person in a water situation. David Shepherd
Excellent course, very well lead. Roy Lake
Having done this course previously (with another provider) I found this course more interesting, relevant and thoroughly enjoyable – thanks. David Coxon
Fabulous course, excellent safe tuition. Achieved much more than I thought I might or could! Jeff Carroll
Penrith Mountain Rescue Team have sent several members on the Bank Side ‘Train the Trainer’ one day course. We have found the level of instruction and advice to be excellent and well suited to our particular needs. It has enabled us to run our own ‘in house’ training (though following national guidelines) to equip PMRT members with the skills to work safely and effectively around the water margin. Trevor Milton, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team
Not sure if this was by accident or design but having a different instructor on alternate days really provided a broad perspective of experience and school of thought. I’ve been on training courses where aspects were over complicated and difficult to grasp. By breaking it down to the bare bones and building from a strong foundation I feel confident that I could recreate and rebuild the scenarios under pressure.
One of the most spatially, situationally and emotionally aware person I have ever met. Incredibly good at imparting many years of experience, I would want to be trained by Howard again in a heartbeat.