The skillset that I have gained from sailing, organising and supporting expeditions, working in remote and far-flung locations and as a private chef is undeniably transferrable across many sectors. The following is an overview of what I can offer as a freelancer:
Assistant Expedition Leader with expedition experience in Polar, Jungle, Ocean and Mountainous environments. My experiences have enhanced my ability to improvise, adapt and operate calmly in a range of settings and circumstances.
As an aspiring Expedition Guide and Survival Consultant, I am always looking for opportunities to support Expedition Leaders within the Adventure Industry in order to expand on my techniques and skillset in backcountry survival and expose myself to more environments. I am an organised, logical, dependable and meticulous person in expedition settings. I can offer valuable support as an Assistant Guide by taking load off the Lead Guides and Teammates on expeditions that are of a variety of style, objective and length.
TRAINEE EXPEDITION GUIDE
Present | Ice Trek | Svalbard | 10 day Polar Expedition
FREC 3 MEDICAL QUALIFICATION
February 2022 | Nomadic Risk | 5 days
ASSISTANT EXPEDITION GUIDE
July 2021 - Present | Secret Compass | Wales | 3 days
Packrafting, trekking, tyrolean, abseiling, wild camping.
May 2021 | Fell Pony Mountain Adventures | Lake District | 5 days
SOLO EXPEDITION GUIDE
May 2021 - Present | Cape Wrath Trail | Solo 400km trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath | 16 days.
Personal project to promote solo endeavours. Self documentary supported by Expedition Foods, Black Diamond, Brechfa Knives,
Base Films & RD Content. Postponed to May 2022 due to injury mid trip.
DELIVERY CREW / SUPPORT EXPEDITION GUIDE / CHEF
June - August 2020 | S/Y Firebird - Oyster 855 | Pacific Crossing - Antigua to Tahiti & hiking treks Marquesee Islands.
GUIDE & HOST
November - March 2021 | Lyngen Lodge | Lyngen Alps, Norway, Arctic 69’ North | Ski touring Expeditions.
SUMMER MOUNTAIN LEADER
October 2019 | Assessment | Snowdonia National Park
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
Ocotober 2019 - | NOLS | Triglav National Park, Slovenia
NCFE SURVIVAL SCHOOL
July 2019 | Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living | Training and Certification | UK
CERTIFIED WILDERNESS GUIDE QUALIFICATION
November 2018 - June 2019 | Secret Compass | Chargres Jungle Panama | 15 days.
50,000NM+ SAILING | 5 ATLANTIC CROSSING | 1 PACIFIC CROSSING
March - June 2017 | USA & Canada | Purchased F150 V8 4x4 SUV. Drove solo, 8,000 miles from east coast to west coast of America
PRIVATE CHEF : WILD LOCATIONS
I am an expedition and private chef, sailor and mountain leader with more than 7 years experience cooking and exploring in a wide variety of countries and on vastly differing terrains and climates around the world.
Operating in a variety of countries and environments has taught me an array of cooking methods, and allowed me to palate a broad spectrum of cuisines: reeling in, filleting and cooking a fresh catch whilst sailing across oceans, foraging whilst trekking through jungles, hunting for game in the high arctic using traditional Sami methods, or fuelling mountain expedition teams in rough weather…I have learnt to adapt my cookery techniques to be able to create delicious and nutritious dishes in wild and challenging locations.
My passion for cooking originated from my upbringing on a farm where I learnt to live by the ‘country code’, shooting, fishing, hunting and cooking wholesome meals using homegrown produce.
During the last six years, I have challenged my culinary interest whilst working as a private chef on high performance sailing and expedition yachts for high profile clients. I have since been able to combine my culinary skills alongside my work as a Wilderness Guide, producing nourishing dishes whilst on expeditions in contrasting terrains and climates around the world.