An advantage of operating for over 30 years in the outdoors is that we have built a portfolio of over 40 highly experienced freelance staff, many of whom work solely for us.

We know from first hand experience that they have:

  • A love and respect of the outdoor environment
  • A passion for youth development
  • A commitment to uphold the standards of the DofE
  • A working knowledge of the expedition areas we use


All of our instructors have been personally checked and vetted by a director of our company, we do not employ anyone who we have not seen operating out on the hill and interacting well with young people.

Our Leaders all hold the Mountain Leader Summer award as a minimum requirement, they have current remote first aid certificates at level 2 as standard and are CRB/DBS checked to an enhanced level. They all have a comprehensive working knowledge of the requirements of the DofE and are all accredited by the DofE to assess at Gold standard.

The majority of our staff come from professional backgrounds eg Police, Military, Education, Personal Development; all bring skills which transfer readily to developing individuals and teams within the expedition sector.

Some of our core freelance staff are pictured here. If you want to find out more about their experience and background click on their picture.