SERVICES

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: 

EXPEDITION GUIDE

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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. 
Expeditions

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.
 

EXPEDITION GUIDE

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

SOLO EXPEDITION

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

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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. 

Services

YACHT CHEF
Expeditions | Racing | Cruising | Deliveries | Menu planning. 

EXPEDITION CHEF
Mountain | Jungle | Polar | Bespoke & Private

BACKCOUNTRY CHEF
Wild Cooking | Hunt, Gather, Cook | Field to Fork. 

EVENTS
Private | Team building

BESPOKE
Do you an idea or location in mind? 

CONCEPT DEVELOPER

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During the pandemic I worked as the primary contact, at Secret Compass, for initial concept development for TV and Film projects, and private/bespoke expeditions operating in the worlds most far-flung locations. This position strengthened my creative skillset and ability to think outside the box.

''The ideas I have pitched have lead to the production of a variety of exciting survival and adventure shows, broadcasted on national television, including National Geographic, BBC and Disney Plus.''

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS

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During the last year I have worked extensively in expedition communications and operations. My role at Secret Compass involved supporting teams, for TV and Films projects, operating in high risk locations, including Afghanistan, DRC and Ecuador.

I monitored live communications with teams on the ground providing risk management, safety support and logistical expertise. I am able to construct comprehensive country risk assessments, complete medical, evacuation and communication plans, provide pre-departure advice and bring extraordinary and daring adventure ideas to life. 

''I have experienced extreme environmental contrast and understand the logistical requirements involved in organising daring, new and ambitious travel adventures. I have learnt that nothing is impossible, nowhere is unreachable and ‘there is always a way’. If you have an idea in mind - I have the creativity, skill set and established contacts to expand on proposals, push the boundaries and design extraordinary adventures. I understand the importance of the finer details that go into each stage of an expedition life cycle. I can offer advice and assistance for any phase of an expedition, such as researching, organising and managing operations.''

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