About Us

Pete Cunningham and Julie Bowlby - The principals of Adventure Learning


Pete Cunningham

Pete Cunningham has over 20 years experience within the first aid and outdoor industry. In the past he has delivered  REC (Rescue Emergency Care) and  ITC (ITC first aid)  courses but now delivers all his courses through Active Aid  He has been involved in  Staveley First Responders and has also been involved in mountain rescue teams in the past.   In addition to this Pete has a Certificate of Education and is a qualified JNC Youth and Community Worker . He is also a retired member (due to arthritis) of Association of Mountaineering Instructors. He personally holds Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Award, The Mountaineering Instructor Award, Mountaineering Instructor's Certificate and is a local cave leader  (lapsed) as well as a  BCU Level three  Canoe Instructor and a Kayak Instructor . Also recently become a BASI Adaptive Ski instructor. When he is not working he enjoys paragliding and hanging out with his 11year old son Oli



Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham has over 15 years experience as an outdoor educator. Julie is a qualified teacher having taught at Radry Comprehensive in the early nineties. She is holder of the  Mountain Instructor Award, Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Award, a BCU Asp 5 coach in Canoeing and Level 3 Inland and Sea Kayaking,  a member of Association of Mountaineering Instructors as well as being a keen rock climber and mountaineer.
Her main love is overseas expeditions and she has organised kayaking, trekking, climbing, skiing and mountaineering expeditions to Africa, South America, Europe and the Himalayas.