Jon was born in North Vancouver but raised in the UK. He spent over 20 years with the British RAF, working in the Physical Education Branch, specialising in Adventurous Training and Parachute Jumping Instruction. Gaining instructional qualifications in a wide spectrum of outdoor activities, he went on to lead expeditions all over the world. On retiring from the RAF Jon returned to Canada and chose Rossland as his base, his dream location. Jon has helped out from time to time over the past three years but this will be Jon's first full season with BRC. Jon's has now completed the CSGA2 and CAA2 In the summer Jon trades in his ski's for ropes, climbing shoes and his mountain bike. Jon's summer is spent in the UK where he can be found teaching in the mountains, climbing or riding....however, winter is his favourite season!