MTN Safety is run by Zac Poulton, an experienced safety consultant, mountain instructor and expedition guide based in the English Lake District. He is a Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (formerly MIC), the highest mountaineering qualification in the UK and is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the Alpine Club. He has a background in Sport & Exercise Science and is medically trained as a WEMSI Wilderness First Responder.
Working as an expedition guide Zac has safely led a total of 27 people above 8000m including a successful ascent of the North Ridge of Everest. Other notable ascents have included an early ascent of Baruntse (7201m), the 2nd British ascent of Himlung Himal (7126m), multiple ascents of Antarctica's Mt Vinson, a ski traverse of Greenland's Liverpool Land, a ski expedition to the South Pole, made a solo ascent of Ama Dablam and guided 5 of the 7 Summits. He also spent 4 years working as the Logistics & Operations Manager for one of the UK's leading expedition & mountain training companies and is currently one of the Fell Top Assessors for the Lake District National Park. His qualifications include:
All MTN Safety staff have appropriate professional mountain, rope access, caving, canyon, mountain rescue or water/swift water rescue based qualifications, full insurance and an advanced first aid award.
We have worked with, amongst others:
BBC 1 | BBC Natural History Unit | BBC North East & Cumbria | BBC North West | BBC Radio 3 | BBC Radio 4 | BBC Radio Cumbria | CBBC | Discovery Channel | Ember Films | Fieldcraft Studios | ITV | ITV Border | More 4 | Ourea Events | Secret Compass | Shiver Productions | Sport Relief | Terry Abrahams | The North Face | Threshold Sports | True North Productions | Warner Music UK | Windfall Films.