'Bureaucracy is the reason for the decline in school trips". A statement often quoted. But it is a myth that there is a decline in school visits...It's competent people not paperwork that make visits safer' - Ian Park ex-Chairman Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel 'Every man and woman who is involved in the development or education of young people - however slightly - should be chained to one of the Barns of Bynack and not released until they have read this book cover to cover' - Alan Bantick wildlife conservationist lecturer photographer and guide 'Bob Barton's balanced and well though out book will help anyone involved with the planning and management of outdoor activities for young people. Bob explores the issues that need to be considered when developing and implementing outdoor policies and procedures in an interesting and though provoking style drawing on his wealth of outdoor experience' - Peter Westgarth Chief Executive The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 'This book fills a gap which sorely needed filling.
Bob Barton is safety adviser to the Outward Bound Trust, a post that includes responsibility for all safety reviews and acting as secretary to the Risk Management Committee, chaired by Chris Bonington.
Bob started to climb while at school and graduated in science from Cambridge University. After a short period as a physics teacher he felt the call of the hills and moved to work as a tutor at Brathay Hall, an organisation that shares with Outward Bound® much of its ethos concerning personal development through the outdoors.