Jason Franks is a Mountain Training Association (MTA) Summer and Winter Mountain Leader.
He first found the mountains as an undergraduate in Bangor, North Wales during which time he extensively explored Wales. Since then he has walked and scrambled in the mountains throughout the UK, including ten years living in Scotland – this time as a postgraduate and Postdoc. He is familiar with all the mountain and moorland regions of the UK but most of his experience has been gained in Snowdonia and throughout the various regions in Scotland, especially in the Cairngorms in winter. And he has completed the 3 Peaks in 24 hours.
He also has mountaineering experience in Europe (Alps / Dolomites / Pyrenees / Carpathians) North African (Atlas including Jebel Toubkal 4,167 m) Iran (Mount Damavand 5,610 m) and East Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895).
He is a very experienced group leader and is qualified in outdoor first aid.