Instructor and Manager | Guy Wilson
Guy is an experienced outdoor enthusiast spending all of his free time in the mountains. He has climbed all over the world including the European Alps, Greenland, Alaska, USA, India and Nepal. He currently lives between Chamonix in the French Alps and the UK, depending on the season. When not manging Pure Outdoor, Guy tries to get out most days, climbing, trekking and skiing. Guy holds the Summer Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Award and Mountaineering Instructor Award.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML(S), ML(W), SPA, MIA, IML (Trained), PGCE
Instructor & Mountaineer | Neil Warren
Neil has heaps of experience teaching in adventurous environments alongside his personal climbing including three winter seasons climbing and skiing around Chamonix. Neil has a history of climbing across the UK summer and winter and has been on climbing and skiing expeditions to New Zealand, Alaska, Nepal and Canada. He is now based in the Peak District and prides himself on delivering high quality courses, guiding and coaching in the outdoors. If not out climbing or running, Neil can be found at the centre making sure everything is running smoothly at Pure Outdoor HQ.
Outdoor Qualifications: SPA, BELA
Instructor and Peak District Climbing Guru | Gavin Moy
Gav has a wealth of experience and has climbed out on the grit since the beginning of time. A great climber and also a walking guidebook, you can be sure to be pointed at all the great routes if you go out for a day with Gavin. His experience as a climber and intimate knoweldge of the area make him an invaluable part of Pure Outdoor.
Outdoor Qualifications: SPA, PGCE (Teacher)
Instructor & Hillwalking Expert | Stephen Barker
An experienced mountain skills coach, road cycling guide, caver, climber and fell runner, Stephen instructs navigation and mountain skills year round and has led countless mountain challenges and expeditions throughout the UK and Europe. Always cheerful in the face of adversity, and with a taste for the epic, Stephen achieved a long-held ambition by completing the Bob Graham Round in June 2015 - loving every minute of it! He believes there is no situation - no matter how dire - that isn't immeasurably improved by a bit of R Kelly.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML (S)
Pure Outdoor Admin | Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer makes sure everyone is in the right place at the right time and answers the calls in the Pure Outdoor office. She loves laminating, orange quality streets and the odd G&T. She wants a bernese mountain dog and a new road bike for her birthday. When she's not in the office, she enjoys hiking, skiing, speaking French, cycling and travelling.
Instructor | Joe Brown
Joe is a climbing instructor and primary school teacher, originally from Cleethorpes. He began climbing in 1990 and has visited many areas throughout the UK and Europe. After studying archaeology, working in outdoor retail and spending three winters snowboarding in The Alps, he qualified as a teacher in 2005. Joe now spends most of the year instructing in The Peak District and teaching in schools during the winter. He lives in Sheffield with his dog, Billy.
Outdoor Qualifications: SPA
Instructor | Charlie Mackie
Charlie is a keen climber and mountaineer. He can be found enjoying all that climbing encompasses from gritstone, through to long welsh trad routes and Scottish winter climbing. Through his 10 years working as an outdoor instructor he has delivered a variety of outdoor pursuits including water sports, bushcraft and a stint in retail, where his gear boffin knowledge was put to good use. Charlie went on to complete a degree in Outdoor Studies which furthered his knowledge and understanding, and helped to create the high quality of delivery he is known for.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML(S), MIA
Instructor | Oli Lewis
Oli has a vast array of climbing and mountaineering experience. He can regularly be found climbing, skiing and trekking overseas in Scandinavia, the Russian Caucus, French and Swiss Alps, Italian Dolomites, Fontainebleau and Yosemite as well as extensive experience in the U.K. When not climbing he is usually racing along the local roads on his road bike or walking with his family. Oli is a member of Edale mountain Rescue.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML(S), SPA, PGCE (Teacher)
Instructor | Andy Wardle
From a young age I was lucky enough to be involved in hill walking and other outdoor activities. This developed into a keen interest in climbing whilst studying engineering at University where I undertook many trips to popular climbing destinations around Britain and also gained early Alpine climbing experience. I entered a career as an Army Officer. Whilst gaining real leadership experience in testing environments. In 2007 the lure of the hills became too much and I left the forces to share my love of the mountains with others.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML(S), ML(W),SPA, MIA, MIC, PGCE (Teacher)
Instructor | Rick Cotgreave
Rick likes all aspects of sport and adventure. A keen climber, mountaineer and snowboarder Rick has travelled extensively for adventures in the Alps, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South America and India. When not climbing he can be found running, cycling and swimming and trying to cling to his competitive past! As a coach and teacher for over 20 years Rick really enjoys helping people learn new skills whether delivering climbing or First Aid courses.
Outdoor Qualifications: MIA, First Aid Tutor, PGCE (Teacher)
Photography Tutor | Dan Arkle
Dan is a dedicated photographer who knows the local area like the back of his hand. When not chasing the perfect shot, he'll be out biking or climbing in the Peak District. He has been on BBC1 and local tv recently with two of his specialities; creating 'Little Planet' 360 degree panoramas, and also taking long exposure photos of people climbing at night.
Instructor | Dave Chapman
Dave has worked as an outdoor instructor for the last 5 years and is currently based in the highlands of Scotland, he spends his free time climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing and skiing! Dave has climbed all around the world including the European Alps, Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway and Poland. He holds the MIA and Winter ML and is currently working towards the MIC . Dave is a qualified Wilderness First Responder and has several years of Scottish Mountain rescue experience. When not climbing mountains, he can be found climbing trees as a qualified tree surgeon!
Outdoor Qualifications: ML(S), ML(W),SPA, MIA
Instructor | Adam Evans
Adam has worked professionally in adventure activities for over ten years. He is a fully qualified Cave Instructor and a member of the Association of Caving Instructors and now one of the UK’s key vertical caving providers. Caving and Canoeing are his technical specialties. He loves all of his work, from descending big caves, leading canoe expeditions to a windy day on the hills teaching navigation. He guides and teaches groups and individuals in a multitude of environments both British and foreign, from crags, mountains and caves to lakes and rivers.
Outdoor Qualifications : CIC, UKCC 5*, SPA, ML(S) (the list goes on)
Instructor | Jon Sanders
Jon is part of our team in Scotland. What he enjoys most about the outdoors is instructing and coaching in the mountains. Jon is an MIA, WML and is working towards his MIC. Jon is also an extreme kayaker and level 4 coach, and a member of Tayside Mountain Rescue Team.
Outdoor Qualifications: ML (S), ML(W), SPA, MIA, MIC Training