Mark Vallance’s Thesis

Mark Vallance is one of the key volunteers for the BMC, he is involved with many facets of their work, and was interested in the report on coaching by the NSG, so turn up to ask a few questions at the coaching forum held at the BMC AGM, of which I was a member of the panel along with Brian Griffiths, Andy Say, John Cousins and Johnny Garside.

Anyway after the meeting Mark showed me his undergrad thesis, interestingly it had a quote from a coaching book popular in the 1960’s which the report had quoted from as well. However more interesting than that was his thesis was on instructing mountaineering and rock climbing. From which I have shown some of the lovely hand drawn diagrams. Who said coaching was a modern idea?

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