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      Cormac Davey

      Calm | Interested | Engaging

       

      Mini-Bio

      I have had the privilege of journeying across Himalayan peaks in Bhutan, looking into the throats of Indonesian volcanoes, swimming among hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos and immersing myself in the cultural and spiritual practices of the Indian Subcontinent.

      With strong Northern Irish roots and a love for nature, inspired among the County Down Mourne Mountains,  I set off to explore the world. Graduating with a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University I lived in Southern Africa, South America and Asia supporting humanitarian and development projects, including a spell with the United Nations in Ecuador.

      On returning to the UK in 2008 and with a shift in focus towards transformational adventures I have spent the last 10 years leading international expeditions and supported young people in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards in many of the UK’s wild places.  I love sharing my passion for the UK’s historic trails and mountainscapes. They are truly world-class! While Scotland is epic the gentler undulations of the Cotswolds also provide stunning vistas.

      Place to Play

      Hiking & Scrambling in Snowdonia, Wales.

      Not a lot of people know this

      I trained in the same gym as the Colombian pop star Shakira.
      Qualifications Read More
      • Summer Mountain Leader (Assessed)
      • Winter Mountain Leader (Trained)
      • International Mountain Leader (Trained)
      • Remote Emergency Care: Level 4 First Aid,
      • Life Coach and Mindfulness Instructor

      Mountain Training Association Profile: https://mt.tahdah.me/profile/index/150473

      Biggest Adventure Read More

      Reaching the summit of Mount Blanc (4,810 metres) the highest mountain in Western Europe, and leading a 23 day youth expedition into the Amazon, with the remote Yekwana people, were both incredible, but walking the length of Britain’s oldest road, the Ridgeway, with my wife over five days and summiting Ben Nevis (Scotland) via the CMD arête, in winter, are definitely my two current highlights.

      Specialist Subject Read More

      Having lived in many places across the globe I have developed a diverse knowledge and passion
      for culture and travel. I give inspirational talks on global citizenship in schools and run a global
      competency workshops for Expedition Leaders. Taping into ancient and present cultures and their
      relationship with nature and landscape is a fascination. I love good coffee and chocolate in any
      form!

      Publications Read More

      I have recently been published in the Professional Members magazine The Professional Mountaineer and written a number of articles on cultural competency, which are shared on responsible tourism related social media sites. I have several articles published in urban planning development journals and books related to poverty reduction and urban upgrading.

      Book a trip with Cormac

      Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
      Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK
      5th Jul - 14th Jul 2020
      8 place(s) left UNCONFIRMED £2,545 Book Now

      Make Trip Private

      Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

      We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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