We are a small but a dedicated team of outdoor enthusiasts with over 40 years of experience between us working in the mountains and countryside of the UK and further afield. We work behind the scenes all year round to plan and deliver fantastic events and ensure you have a great time whichever event you join. As well as our core team we also work with a fantastic network of hand-picked local support staff as well to ensure you always have a skilled and enthusiastic team supporting you on all our events wherever you are in the UK.
Tom is responsible for ensuring you have a fantastic time with us. Tom will be your main point of contact throughout your experience. A passionate, enthusiastic outdoor enthusiast, event organiser and qualified Mountain Leader with years of experience in organising events for groups large and small. An experienced environmental practitioner before embarking on a career in the outdoors, Tom is always keen to bring a real environmental and social ethos into the business. Tom is based in the town of Kendal in Cumbria.
Tom has been lucky enough to have explored most of the UK’s mountainous areas and some fantastic parts of the world including South America, South Africa, the Alps, various parts of Europe and the Himalayas. He is a keen mountain biker and fell runner and has in recent years started competing in the odd mountain marathon (although will never win many speed prizes!). He has climbed all of the 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District, completed the GR20 in Corsica, the Tour Mont Blanc and has climbed a good number of Scottish Munros.
After spending 20 years in various finance roles in UK blue chip companies Richard finally decided to make the step out of finance and into the role of outdoor leader. This probably wasn’t a great surprise as most of his free time had been taken up exploring the mountainous areas of the UK as well as being involved in Scouting both as a Scout and Leader any time left over was spent either adventure racing or theatre lighting. His time overseas was spent in the mountains of Norway, the Alps (skiing or walking), Crete and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Since starting work as a Mountain Leader Richard has led expeditions to various countries in South America, Africa summiting Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro, and Asia including summiting Mount Kinabalu and treks to Everest and Annapurna Base Camps. He has also led extensively throughout the UK and fervently believes that UK challenges can be just as demanding as any overseas trip, if you don’t believe it try the Welsh 3000s.
Our highly experienced and qualified support staff, Mountain Leaders and International Mountain Leaders have years of experience in planning and delivering fantastic events to both challenge and inspire participants. All our leaders have first aid qualifications and years of outdoor experience, ensuring that your safety is paramount at all times. All of our events are fully risk assessed, regularly reviewed and have full public liability insurance.