Scotland Winter 2022

This winter, James, Mark and I decided to run a Winter Skills and Mountaineering week. We based in Roy Bridge which gave us good access to the Central Highlands and particularly, the Mamores. Most of the clients had done Mountain Leader Training and Assessment with us in recent years. The weather was varied during the […]

Norway with BXM International

Towards the end of August, I was invited by Philip and Helen Wilson to accompany them to the Hardangervidda Plateau in Norway on one of their first overseas D of E Gold expeditions. There were two groups from Gordon’s School in Surrey and we based in a series of chalets in Geilo. The teams had […]

The Dolomites AV2

In July, I accompanied The Magell family on a short version of the AV2 in the Dolomites. Having taken the older two sons on a previous trip, it was the turn of the two youngest, George and Ben to accompany dad Alex and mum Helen. Having spent the first night in very nice accommodation at […]

The Beaufortain

In February, I accompanied Mark Joyce to the Beaufortain to prepare for his IML Winter Assessment. Alongside the rest of his family, Fern, Chris and Jo, we spent the first week piste skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing under blue skies in deep snow. Temperatures warmed up during the week but the snow held out remarkably well. Later […]


In November, Richard Brawn and I flew to Jordan to cycle through the country and visit a number of well known historical sites including the Roman city of Jerash and Petra as well as some of the more interesting tourist locations like the Red Sea and Wadi Rum. Things weren’t helped when at the end […]

The Dolomites with QEH

Once again I was asked by Adam Calder of QEH School in Bristol to run their summer adventure trip. This time I took them to walk five days on the Alta Via 2 in the Italian Dolomites. The plan was to walk from Passo Gardena to St Martin di Castrozza and take in a couple […]

Pyrenees Winter 2018

In February, Tim Chandler joined me in the Pyrenees for a few days in the snow. We arrived at Toulouse as it started raining and didn’t stop for 48 hours. This rain did mean that there was snow higher up and this massive depth of snow led to some interesting and exciting driving to get […]

The Vanoise with Norton Hill School 2017

In July, we returned again to the Vanoise with Norton Hill School for their annual D of E Gold experience. There were five teams this time and all completed successfully. There were some inspirational performances from some of the students who completed their expedition despite health issues. The weather was generally very good except for […]