My interest in most of my current activities began at a young age.

Outdoor activities began with regular visits to the Lake District in primary school and through involvement in the Guide and Scout Associations as a youth member.  I always wanted to be an outdoor instructor but it was only when I became an Assistant Cub Scout Leader I finally started to pursue climbing and paddling interests further.  I also enjoy scrambling, cycling, and am an archery instructor and power boat operator.