Simon is based in North Wales and works as a rigger and rigging consultant (www.aerialrigger.com). His rigging expertise is based on his professional rock climbing and mountaineering experience (www.northwalesrockclimbing.co.uk) and he holds the highest UK based professional climbing and mountaineering qualification (WMIC) and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). Simon has been a volunteer for Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, and is a qualified and experienced first aider with extensive experience in urban and remote emergency care.
Simon applies ‘problem solving’ aspects of mountain climbing and rescue to rigging for aerial performances. Although he works in theatres and regular performance venues, his specialised expertise is rigging for harness work at site-specific locations. He relishes the challenges of rigging from structures and buildings not normally used for performances, working with choreographers and performers to realise their artistic concepts. Simon has performed harness work and is sympathetic to the aesthetics of movement and performance.