Nobby (Adrian) Clarke gained a wealth of experience in leadership and personal development during nearly 20 years as an Officer in the Armed Forces. During this time he led numerous mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya and other high ranges and gained qualifications in mountaineering, kayaking/canoeing, rock climbing, skiing and first aid.
For the past 10 years he has enjoyed passing on these skills to school groups and young adults working as an Outdoor Instructor. He is highly experienced in teaching and is a Gold D of E trainer and assessor. He also regularly leads school groups on overseas expeditions to Indian Himalaya, Iceland or South America.
Nobby's personal adventures have included:
Summiting on several of the World’s highest mountains including: Mt McKinley (6,192m) in Alaska, Aconcagua (6,959m) in Argentina, Kilimanjaro (5,896m) in Tanzania, Mt Elbrus (5,642m) in Russia and Island Peak (6,160m) in Nepal.
Climbed to the summit of Mt Blanc, Matterhorn and Eiger in the Alps.
10 off-piste ski seasons in St Anton, Austria.
White water kayaked through the Colca Canyon in Peru, the deepest canyon in the World and also an 18 day kayaking trip through the Grand Canyon in USA
Numerous visits to South America including climbing in Columbia, kayaking jungle rivers in Ecuador, trekking the Inca trail in Peru and skiing in Argentina.
Mike has been delivering UK and overseas expeditions to young people for over 25 years.
He has led expeditions to a range of countries including; Tanzania, Borneo and Romania, successfully reaching the summit of peaks such as Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kinabalu with groups. Mike holds a range of NGB qualifications encompassing mountaineering (MIA), climbing, kayaking and mountain biking, and is also a qualified REC First Aid trainer and D of E Assessor. He has also trained new Outdoor Instructors in the UK, Australia and the USA. Mike is currently a Director of Outdoor Genius; a UK based outdoor activity company working with schools to deliver high quality outdoor learning experiences.
Kate has been an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor for over 15 years in which time she has worked with students of all ages and in various outdoor centres around the country.
Kate has gained qualifications in mountaineering, climbing and is Wilderness First Aid trained. She has led multiple overseas expeditions in this time, including trips to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Elgon in Uganda and Mount Iliniza in Ecuador. As well as mountaineering expeditions, Kate has also led jungle trips to Borneo, Malaysia and Central America.
In the UK, Kate continues to share her experiences and trains groups going away on expedition and is a Duke of Edinburgh Supervisor.
In her free time Kate enjoys the mountains and has been on her own adventures around the world including the Himalayas and Island Peak as well as skiing and scuba diving trips. More recently Kate has enjoyed doing triathlons and completed an Ironman Triathlon in Austria.
CHALLENGING, FUN & DEVELOPMENTAL EXPEDITIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE | OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OVER 60 COUNTRIES