The International Mountain Leader Award is the professional qualification for individuals who wish to lead trekking parties to all mountain areas except on glaciers, or where the techniques or equipment of alpinism are required.
The qualification is held by both Lindsay and Julia, the founders of Tracks and Trails.
The British Association of Snowsport Instructors is the British organisation which trains and qualifies snowsport instructors.
Only fully qualified BASI Nordic Ski Instructors or Teachers are employed to instruct clients of Tracks and Trails.
Tracks and Trails has been created by Lindsay Cannon and Julia Tregaskis-Allen as a gateway to independent tailor-made walking, mountain biking, Nordic walking, snowshoe and cross country ski holidays. We recognise that some of you would rather join a group and therefore also feature Scheduled Departures on our most popular trips.
Lindsay has spent over ten years exploring the Alps and has great enthusiasm for and knowledge of the mountain environment. When not in the Alps, Lindsay lives in the Highlands of Scotland and reports for BBC television and radio on a wide range of environmental and countryside issues. Her film work, which has seen her experience everything from ice climbing, to pot-holing, and kayaking, enjoys a worldwide audience. She is a fully qualified International Mountain Leader, BASI Nordic Ski Instructor, Nordic Walking Instructor, and Trail Cycle Leader.
Julia has worked in outdoor education and on expeditions worldwide from Africa to the Himalayas. She is passionate about a variety of sporting activities, regularly competing in running, triathlon and cross country ski races. Julia previously worked as a Personal Trainer in London; so if you feel that improving personal fitness is a major part of your mountain holiday, then Julia is ideally qualified to give advice on how to reach your goal. Julia is also a qualified International Mountain Leader, BASI Nordic Ski Instructor, Trail Cycle Leader and Nordic Walking Instructor.
We are both fortunate to have a job that we love and look forward to sharing time in the mountains with you. Our aim is to provide you with a professional, high quality service to ensure that you will return to Tracks and Trails.