The EWP Team
is our main guide, he is married with three children and lives in South Wales. He studied Chemistry
at Imperial College in London and then Oceanography in Bangor where he first
started mountaineering. His varied career included teaching in Scotland,
England, Wales, Switzerland and Kenya. He also worked as a mountaineering
instructor for the Joint Services Mountain Training Centre in Scotland, as an
instructor for the Canadian Rocky Mountains Outward Bound School and at Plas y
Brenin in Wales.
Over the last twenty years he has been running EWP, a mountain guiding company specialising in, amongst other areas, East Africa and the former Soviet Union. He speaks several languages including Russian fluently, which he perfected over the many years he has been guiding in Russia and Central Asia. He has also used his knowledge to publish several climbing guidebooks and maps of mountain areas.
Throughout his mountaineering career he has been involved in numerous first ascents on rock snow and ice, many of these being on virgin summits in the Himalaya, Pamir and Tien Shan. Over the last 12 years he has organised and led 11 Virgin Summit expeditions to Central Asia. In the past he has trained a Mountain Rescue team in Scotland and was a member of the Mount Kenya rescue team. He is a firm believer in developing people's self-confidence and performance through challenging activities.
Hobbies include swimming, chess, cartography and photography.