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Outdoor Pursuits - Hillwalking - Climbing - Caving - Team Building - Peak District - Derbyshire

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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!


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 | Mark Grange

Mark has worked professionally in mountain activities for over 20 years, for the last 8 years Mark has specialised in all things on two wheels.  He is a fully qualified British Cycling mountain bike, road and gravel/cyclo-cross coach. He is also mountain bike and road guide working in the UK and Europe leading bike trips and expeditions.  Mark runs skills courses and delivers the British Cycling mountain bike leadership awards.

Outdoor Qualifications: Level 3 MTB and Road Coach, Level 2 CX coach,  Level 2 Ride leader, Level 2 MTB Leader.  City and Guilds Cycle Mechanic, ML, WML, SPA


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. 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, MIC


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

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