Dennis Wynne-Jones qualified from the University of Wales as a teacher of Physical Education and Geography, before gaining a distinction in Outdoor Education at the University of Lancaster. He taught for twenty-five years in Wharfedale and also spent ten years working with pupils with autistic and challenging behaviours in North Wales. Part of his career was also spent running two Outdoor Education Centres in South Wales and in the Lakes.
He has lectured at National Conferences on “Leadership in the Outdoors”, and on “Safety in Outdoor Education”, whilst publishing articles in The Journal of Adventure Education and Climber and Rambler magazine. He has also authored papers on “The Effects of Circadian Rhythms on Performance in Outdoor Activities” and “The Psychology of Solitude in Adventure Education”. In contrast, he has also written articles for the magazine “Welsh Football”!
In his younger days, Dennis was selected to represent Wales at Football, played Rugby Union for Otley, was an experienced Fell Runner and a WhiteWater Canoeist. He has been a mountaineer for over fifty years, climbing and walking in all seasons throughout the UK and has experience in the Alps, Norway and the Pyrenees. He has also travelled in the mountains of North America, North Africa and the Himalayas.
Now retired, Dennis’ hobbies are mountain walking, crown green bowls, and researching mountaineering history and literature.