Kip has been with Avalon since its launch in 1996. Unable to keep away, he came and went several times before returning full time in 2011.

He brings to Avalon a long history of work in both adventure tourism and rope access (occasionally simultaneously). As Kip puts it, he’s had “a diverse and challenging career with a common focus of safety management in diverse environments.”

What Kip enjoys most about Avalon is the diversity it offers: “Rope access is a solution to many different access issues so every day is different, with a constant stream of new challenges.”

While Kip’s has been a career on rope, after hours he is often on rope as well: his spare time is filled travelling or caving in the back country. He has a passion for Search & Rescue volunteering and is frequently called upon to provide training in the area of technical rescue. “It too complements the rope access skills and knowledge I use every day at Avalon.”

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