I have had a passion for the outdoors from a teenager and before my paddling adventures I was a keen climber and would travel the country and enjoy my weekends on a crag in the Peak District, lakes or Wales. At first, this was just a hobby but soon progressed into more serious mountaineering where I would find myself scaling some of Europes Big Alpine Classics.
Of course where there are mountains there are rivers and I soon found myself wanting to explore these rivers descending off the mountains and after many years of progressing my skills and climbing the coaching ladder I found myself not looking at these lines of white waters from the mountains but down on them pushing the limits and having memorable adventures . Whitewater Kayaking is now my passion and has taken me all over the world on many adventures, for me, it's all about the self-belief, exploration, and adventure that kayaking can throw at you.
I have now been working in the outdoors since 1998 and in 2004 set up my own business Escape To Adventure which mainly focuses on Kayak courses & White Water coaching and guiding. Having built up an excellent reputation within the paddling community and with our excellent safety track record and low instructor to client ratio Escape To Adventure has been a huge success and continues to grow every year.
For me it's not really work, this is is my passion, my life and I love to coach and guide these feelings for others to enjoy and learn from.
- BCU Level 5 Inland Kayak coach
- Level 2 Canoe coach
- Mountain Leader
- SPA Instructor (climbing)
- Cave Leader Level 1
Hope to see you on the water!