Firstly we are both qualified for working in the outdoors holding nationally recognized qualifications. You are covered by our liability insurance. We have both been First Aid Trained, Sam is also a qualified First Aid Provider. Secondly and probably the most important, we are a small company with over 40 years combined experience operating in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. We divide are time between running courses and expeditions in the UK and Europe.
Sam has been working with groups in the outdoor for the last 17 years. Predominantly a rock climber and mountaineer she has also worked as a ski instructor, windsurfing instructor and is a qualified teacher.
Sam holds the Mountain Instructor Award, Winter Mountain Leader, Telemark Ski Instructor, RYA Windsurfing instructor and has completed the MIC training. She is also trained in advanced wilderness first aid, holds the IOSH Managing Safety qualification and is a Single Pitch Award provider.
Sam has lead expeditions to Kilimanjaro, the Arctic and worked for 3 seasons for the British Antarctic Survey. Serving, most recently, as Base Commander of Bird Island in 2010. She has climbed extensively in Spain, USA, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand.
Justin has been leading groups in the mountains since he was a young lad. He divides his time between his two passions biking and climbing. He is currently pushing his grades on the rock and exploring many stunning single track mountain bike routes.
Justin is a qualified mountain leader, rock climbing instructor, first aider, cave leader and kayak coach. He has climbed all around the world and is happiest on big walls with endless perfect rock.
Favourite mountain bike trail, Slick Rock, Moab, Utah.
Personal best climbing achievement, The Nose El Capitan Yosemite.
Sam and Justin at the top of the Nose El Capitan Yosemite. A ridicules amount of kit after four days climbing and three nights on the climb.