James Bruton

  • I am an instructor at Plas y Brenin, working across the Mountain Biking, Paddlesports and Mountaineering departments. I love the variety in my work, and spending time with diverse, motivated clients makes my job great.
  • I also work with our Fast Track Instructor Pro course, allowing me to coach and mentor the next generation of outdoor coaches and instructors.


  • Like most of us at Plas y Brenin, my holidays are spent doing what I do for work but different! Any time hanging out and sharing experiences with like-minded people means a good trip. A few highlights include my first descent of the Rio Santa Tomas in Peru (a self-supported multi-day kayak expedition) and racing at the Mega Avalanche 2017 (the biggest downhill race in Europe). I met loads of great people, the tracks are amazing, and there’s nothing quite like sprinting off the line with 250 other riders!


  • My goals include surviving another season of racing the UK Gravity Enduro Season and returning to the Mega Avalanche to improve upon last year’s result.