Emma Warren

I was part of the Army Cadets from 1995-2000, before completing the Ten Tors Bronze in 1997. Shortly after, I also completed a Silver Duke of Endiburgh’s Award, before being introduced to Plas y Brenin in 1999 with an Introduction to Rock Climbing course. I took part in a World Challenge trip to India and spent the following gap-year travelling from London to Hong Kong overland, leading my first climb on a new route in Iran. In the next decade, I completed a BSC in Outdoor and Environmental Education at Liverpool John Moores University, and led 16 trips for World Challenge to India, Nepal, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Morocco, Madagascar, and Vietnam. After getting my Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications, I instructed at Venture Trust, and was part of the Hot Rock trip from South Africa to Jordan. By 2011 I was employed in the Plas y Brenin Instructor Scheme. I got my Winter Mountain Leader qualification and did a PGCE in Geography at Aberystwyth University shortly after, and instructed/taught at Plas Dol y Moch. Since then, I have achieved my Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, International Mountain Leader, and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor awards.