Meet The Team: Jill Pinkerton
I'm Jill (aka Jilly Milly) and I've been part of the NAV4 Team for a couple years now. As well as being involved in every aspect that NAV4 deliver, I add the skorts and pink to the team!
I like to think of myself as an 'all rounder outdoorsy lass', who loves adventures no matter how big or small. My favourite place is Nepal and I am always inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary; "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
Throughout my travels I have acquired a substantial amount of high altitude mountaineering experience. I've successfully climbed many big mountains around the world and have shared the (literally) breath-taking experience of standing high on Everest Northside.
Alongside my adventures I've been working in the outdoors with adults and young people for over 24 years now. I've facilitated residential and personal development courses and I've led holidays, treks and expeditions worldwide.
To date my qualifications include (in no particular order): BA Degree Youth & Community Work, NVQ Assessor and Verifier, NLP Practitioner, Summer Mountain Leader, Outdoor First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene, UK Athletes Coach Licence Leadership in Running Fitness and RYA Windsurfing Instructor. I am currently training towards my Winter Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award qualifications.
I love being part of the NAV4 crew and thoroughly enjoy working on NAV4 events. Seeing folk push themselves and the big smiles that come with that is a buzz. Sometimes its the simplest things... one of my favourite NAV4 memories is marshalling for 5 cold, wet hours dressed in a Mrs Santa apron dancing around with Stuart at Swartbridge checkpoint greeting the runners as they came through during the TDH.
My favourite NAV4 event is the Ullswater Way as its open to all abilities of walkers and runners which always makes for a great crowd. I hope to see you there!