Expedition leader and Adventure Guide
Dan has over twenty years of experience working in the outdoor and adventure industry, a background that began as a child with mountaineering parents. His grounding came in the late 90's through Outward Bound in the Scottish Highlands. Since then he has worked on a variety of courses from hard skills training and assessment courses, outdoor education programmes and numerous overseas expeditions. This includes delivering hard skills courses for the national centre, Glenmore Lodge, as an associate instructor.
In recent years, his love of Africa has been a huge factor in basing himself in Kenya, East Africa, working on a variety of projects with Rift Valley Adventures. Responsibilities included development and delivery of the adventure training for the British Army, international groups and outdoor education programmes. He was also involved with projects in the Middle East with Absolute Adventure that included
developing staff capacity and new adventure programs and activities in the UAE, Oman and Qatar.
He has run numerous commercial expeditions in South America, Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Many with the UK's Outlook Expeditions.
His UK outdoor qualifications include:
- Mountaineering Instructor Award
- Summer and Winter Mountain leader
- MIAS level 4 tutor 3
- UK Canyon Guide SPG
- Wilderness first aid responder
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania x 3
Mt Mulanji, Malawi x 2
Salkantay, Peru x 2
Spiti Valley - India
Jebal Shams - Oman x 2
Hijar Mountains - UAE x 5
Okavango Delta - Botswana
Upper Zambezi, Zambia
Mt Kenya, Kenya x 5
Mt Ololokwe, Kenya x 5
Inland Sea, Qatar
Northern Kenya Rock, Kenya
Empty Quarter, Oman/UAE
Simian Mountains, Ethiopia
Mt Blanc, Gouter, France
Crossing Egypt by bicycle, Egypt
Gulf of Aden to Persian Gulf Cycle, UAE
Winter Climbing, Scotland
Skye Ridge - Scotland
Royal Arches, Yosemite - USA
Sea Kayak - Oman
Sea Kayak, Scotland
Ski Mountaineering, Italy, Austria
Ski Valle Blance, France
Seeded ski racer (teenager), Alps, UK
Forbes Arete, Chardonet, France
Dulfer Route, Dolomites, Italy
Vanishing Gully, Ben Nevis, Scotland
Original Route Fairview Dome, USA
Barre Des Ecrin, France
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