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    David Bloomfield

     Dependable | Gregarious | Interested

    Mini Bio

    Life’s all about the journey. From mathematics teacher to ski instructor to Medical Doctor, I’ve had an eclectic career. I did my mathematics degree and secondary school teaching in York, but completed my medical studies in Scotland and New Zealand. So it’s fair to say I’ve travelled around a bit.

    During my time I’ve been lucky enough to walk, climb, ski and ride all over the British Isles and internationally. The experiences I’ve had with other people in the outdoors have taught me so much about myself and the world generally, I can’t wait to share new adventures. Whether it’s cycling from Lands end to John o groats or climbing 6000m peaks in the Andes – It’s all about enjoying the ride.

    Places to play

    I’m lucky to have the peak district on my doorstep – so get to go climbing on grit stone regularly. Plus the pub walks are superb too.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I love a good game of chess. If there’s a board in the corner of the hotel bar – I’m your man!

    Qualifications Read More
    • Medical Doctor – currently working in A+E
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • CSIA Canadian Ski Instructor – Level 1
    • Wilderness First Aid – 16hr course
    • Mathematics Degree with PGCE
    Experience Read More
    •  20 years experience Alpine summer climbing, Skiing and Ski touring: Multiple ascents between Facile-Difficile –
      including Mont Blanc, walking the Tour du Mont Blanc and ski touring the Haute route.
    • International mountaineering: Several ascents over 6000m in the Andes, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Toubkal
    •  Countless UK adventures: Including riding LEJOG in 11 days, Canoeing the Caledonian Canal and walking sections of
      the South West Coast Path. Organising a group of 30 fellow medical students to do the 3 peaks Challenge.
    • Whilst working as a teacher I spend 3 years organising Duke of Edinburgh field trips for 14 and 15 year olds.

    I have had countless days out hill walking in England, Wales and Scotland. As I now live in the peak district I’ve found it harder to get north of the border, so my Munro count is about 50 – but I do hope one day to bag them all.

    As I’ve gotten older I’ve switched over to biking more. So my current “best day ever” would be a nice day ride around the peaks – with a café stop obviously.

    Biggest adventure Read More

    A 3 week adventure climbing 6000m peaks in the Andes. There was just 2 of us and we did a lot of bivvies above 5000m. The sense of isolation and adventure was profound.

    Specialist subject Read More

    Whiskey and Cocktails. I love waxing on about my favourite Speyside and Islay single malts. But, in recent times, I’ve got a newfound appreciation for blended whiskeys. I also make a mean Manhattan.

    Adventurer's Stories about David

    David is knowledgeable, upbeat, attentive, funny and a great guide.

    Suzanne Halloran
    Wilderness Walking - The Coast of Cornwall
    Reviewed on 10/06/2024

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    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    The West Highland Way
    8th Jul - 15th Jul 2024
    4 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,695Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK
    15th Sep - 24th Sep 2024
    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed £3,295Book Now

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