For me, every day is different. As well as working for Explore, I’m also a university lecturer, an artist painter, a training and development consultant and an industrial designer. Working as a tour leader for part of the year gives me variety in my working life, and keeps me in touch with the professional outdoor world.
I used to work as a teacher, running school expeditions from Cornwall to the Isle of Skye and across Europe. After getting 'parole for good behaviour’, I decided to train professionally for a life outdoors, and became a summer and winter mountain leader, before running a training and Development business. My life's purpose is definitely to climb. On summer evenings, I'm most often to be found on Stanage Edge, climbing 'til the sun goes down. There really is nothing better than getting up close and personal to the land and the culture.
My best advice to people coming out here on tour? Leave home at home, and Vive la différence.
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