About Us


Rod Baber has extensive experience in both education and climbing. From teaching Aboriginals he became a high ropes course instructor trainer working with the Armed Forces, In2Action, First Choice and multiple independent activity centres. Within this role he also became a facilitator for accelerated learning within schools, commerce, the RAF, and HMPYOI’s.

He has worked as a qualified Vertex High Ropes Trainer for over 15 years and holds ERCA TTT Instructor certification. Throughout his career he had also been a semi-professional mountaineer attaining world records both in Europe and the Himalayas. Outside work he dedicates his time to his family and fundraising for severely disabled children.



Tom’s passion for the outdoors, travel and adventure has led him to work a wide variety of roles all around the world; from zip lining in India, Clifton College Adventure Camp UK to kayak guiding in New Zealand. With this wide experience base he has gained valuable interpersonal skills as well as technical proficiency in rescue and inspection related tasks.

Since returning to the South West and starting as Head Instructor at Head 4 Heights Tom has earned four ERCA qualifications and completed a Lyon Competent Person PPE Inspection course. He also works on a pro rata basis for many Bristol-based activity centres including Clip n Climb and Clifton College.



Every year we run in-house training programmes for our own operations. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us on