Growing up in inner city Hull, I was introduced to the outdoors by inspirational scout leaders. A world of climbing, hiking and camping was opened up to me, and helped me to develop my passion for sharing these wonderful experiences with others.
My love of outdoor adventure has taken me to South America, East Africa and New Zealand among other places. I canoe, kayak, climb, cave and walk in the Wye Valley, South Wales and beyond.
I enjoy writing about my experiences in the outdoors and have had articles published in magazines including Trek and Mountain, The Great Outdoors, Outdoor Adventure Guide, Trail, Country Walking and The Professional Mountaineer.
I volunteer with Severn Area Rescue Association and Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group and am the secretary of the South Wales British Mountaineering Council.