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ABOUT SAM

Having grown up in the Lake District, in the North West of England, the “fells” are in my blood. From a young age, I have been wandering around in the mountains having adventures, and this seems to have grown into a career! 

I am a full time, freelance International Mountain Leader. I am mostly based in the Swiss Alps and the Lake District, but my work often takes me further afield. Leading expeditions to exotic places is a great part of the job. Ultimately, I am a big believer in doing what you love, and I feel incredibly privileged to be in the position to do just that. ​


I have been working and guiding in the outdoors for over 10 years. I love sharing my passion for the mountains with people. Making connections and sharing experiences is an incredibly rewarding part of the job for me. By nature, I am very easy going, and I strive to make adventures collaborative rather than “I lead, you follow”. 

Qualifications:

  • International Mountain Leader (BAIML)

  • Winter Mountain Leader

  • WMT Advanced Medicine 

  • Single Pitch Award

  • PSIAL Level 1 

  • ISTA Avalanche Trainer  


My Favourite Destinations:

  • The Lake District (it’s home!)

  • The Swiss Alps (it's my second home!)

  • Tasmania, for remote wilderness.

  • Morocco Atlas Mountains, for different culture close to home

  • Georgia Caucasus Mountain, for a wild adventurous experience