After teaching secondary science for 33 years, Brian escaped via voluntary redundancy, and with his wife downsized and moved to Settle in April 2013. He is a full team member and Cas-Care qualified team member of The Cave Rescue Organisation, delivering cave and mountain rescue within the Yorkshire 3-peak area. He holds a Mountain Leadership Certificate, and occasionally works as a first aider covering outdoor events. Brian's other interests are walking, caving and skiing.