Cardiff based International Mountain Leader Alan Ward is out of lockdown now and visited Cardiff Airport (CWL) yesterday with his grandchildren to look at British Airways BoEing 747-400 aircraft which are parked there following news that BA will no longer operate these aircraft. Alan returns to work as a Mountain Training on September 7 with a Mountain Skills Course in Snowdonia. With planned retirement on March 31, his diary is increasingly filling up as people require mountain training before he retires….


Cardiff based International Mountain Leader Alan Ward is in lockdown in Cardiff whilst he should be providing mountain training in the Brecon Beacons National Park and have summitted the highest mountain on the Indonesian island of Sumatra in May. We asked him how he was occupying himself during these challenging times.   I returned home from Indonesia in February just as the Covid-19 pandemic was starting to change the world. People in airports were continuing to go about their normal…