From an early age, I was introduced to the great outdoors, having grown up near the beach in Cornwall and later near Dartmoor in Devon, I was forever coaxed out, sometimes against my will. I remember the adventures I had letterboxing (old school form of geocaching) and later taking part in Duke of Edinburgh. Alongside a growing love for outdoor adventure, I developed 20 years experience supporting various age groups experiencing mental health difficulties and in various capacities. However, 10 years ago I was ready for a change and chose to move to the Lake District. I am a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock-Climbing Instructor and my time is often spent guiding people in the Lakeland fells, scrambling in the ghylls or introducing people to the wonderful sport of rock climbing. I know the Lake District particularly well, though I have walked and climbed in various places in Scotland and Wales as well as other areas of the UK. I have a love for alpine climbing and via ferrata too, with some of my favourite trips including the ascent of the tooth like Aiguille Dibona, Ecrins and climbing in the Aiguille Rouges, Chamonix.
While a lot of my work experience has been in the UK, I have had the fortune of supporting and leading groups of youngsters while on expeditions in various countries outside of Europe including Peru, Eswatini and Vietnam. Having the opportunity to support and inspire youngsters in such environments has been extremely rewarding, and thoroughly enjoy the work I do on Duke of Edinburgh programmes. Alongside my day job, I have however returned to some of my earlier passions and am now in my final year of training to become a psychotherapist. I hope to eventually fuse the two careers.
In future, I look forward to continuing to share my love for adventure with those I have the privilege of meeting and share the wonderful ways we can interact with and journey through the beautiful parts of this Island we call home.
Place to play
Mainly down in the Langdale Valley, walking, climbing, scrambling and a dip in the tarns.
Not a lot of people know this
I’m obsessed with cereal.