Caving is a great activity where you get the chance to experience an environment that many people never will.

By taking part in one of our caving activities, you will find yourself in amazing caves and small windy passages, squeezing through holes and climbing up waterfalls.

You will be supplied with all the equipment you need for your underground exploration, and a highly experienced instructor who can explain how this amazing place came to be.

Meet Jules:

Jules is our technical adviser for all our roped activities. He is also the course director for all the mountain leader courses.

Jules Barrett

“Jules Barrett is a mountaineering and caving instructor who combines running a local education authority outdoor centre in the Peak District with directing Mountain Training courses on behalf of the Anderton Centre.

Jules aims to deliver the highest quality leadership training in a fun and relaxed environment; by running great courses which showcase best practice amongst the outdoor community this should flow through the work that trainees do throughout their career.

Jules has directed over 80 Mountain Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader courses and remains as enthusiastic about the role as ever.

Along with skills courses and guided climbing/caving Jules also provides technical advice to organisations involved in outdoor education around climbing, hill walking and caving activities.

Jules is a keen climber with winter ascents of alpine north faces like the Aiguille du Midi and Droites on his climbing CV. He has significant caving experience in the UK and abroad and runs caving courses at all levels.

A keen fell-runner, Jules is one of a small group who have completed all three major UK 24-hour rounds (Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Round).

If you would like to book on a Mountain Leader or Hill and Mooreland Leader course, contact 01257 484220.


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