Nikki is now based in New Zealand developing our brand and opening up new possibilities for ‘Global Footprints’. So we are a truly global company.
She is originally from New Zealand and started working in the outdoors as a Snow Sports Instructor, teaching skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand, America, Italy and Scotland. She has a passion for travel and has travelled to 36 countries.
Nikki started leading as an Outdoor Instructor during the summer months, working with youth groups in America and New Zealand; which she continued when she moved to the UK in 1997, working in the outdoors as a Freelance Instructor. It was a natural progression for her to start leading overseas expeditions, in her time she has successfully led multiple overseas expeditions, including: canoe expeditions on the river Ardèche in France, Mount Meru in Tanzania, Mount La Malinche in Mexico and Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. As well as mountaineering and river expeditions she has led jungle expeditions to Central America and Thailand.
Nikki holds a range of NGB qualifications encompassing mountaineering, climbing, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking, and is also a D of E trainer and assessor. In her professional career, Nikki worked full time for an expedition company where she was involved in the training of potential leaders, also course coordinating UK based residential trips, fund raising and freelanced organising corporate team building events. In her teaching career Nikki has worked in Secondary Schools as a Physical Education teacher and is currently working within a Sixth Form College as the Course Coordinator and Tutor for BTEC Outdoor Education.
In her personal time she enjoys skiing, climbing, road cycling and enjoys the challenge of sprint triathlons.
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