My love of the mountains was kindled when studying geological sciences as a student where I travelled around Europe on field trips gaining a love of spending time in the outdoors. From the Troodos mountains in Cyprus to the Catalan Pyrenees I was lucky enough to spend significant time in the outdoors which triggered a lifetime of trips.

Once I began working in schools I started taking young people into the outdoors, initially supporting on trips in the Lake District and Pennines. I gained my Mountain Leader (Summer) qualification in 2009 and consistently lead trips using this qualification throughout my teaching career.

In school I quickly became a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award co-ordinator and then Head of Upper School Expeditions, arranging a myriad of trips, regularly going to Scotland, Wales and other parts of the UK. Additionally I organised trips abroad, including to the Dolomites in Italy.

Since 2021 I have worked as a freelance mountain leader and DofE supervisor/assessor. I work directly with schools and a number of AAPs to support young people in challenging themselves. I hold a 16-hour first aid certificate and DBS on the update service, as well as having extensive experience in supporting young people inside and outside of schools.

If you would like to talk to me about working in the outdoors, please get in touch:

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