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The Adventure Peaks Team

 

Dave Pritt is the Director of Adventure Peaks. With over 30 years of mountaineering feats, he is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has led expeditions to K2, Broad Peak and five Everest expeditions. Dave has completed the 7 summits and in 2007 he guided Ian McKeever to break the world record for the seven summits in 156 days. He is lucky enough to have climbed on the majority of our advertised peaks, but the Tien Shan remains his favourite destination. He will be going to the South Pole in January 2012.
Stu Peacock is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has been to the Summit of Everest three times, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu and climbed on K2. His other expeditions include: Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Peak Lenin, Aconcagua, Khan Tengri, Tien Shan Unclimbed, Alpamayo, Bolivian Peaks, Spantik, Elbrus and Kilimanjaro. He not only leads expeditions but is also responsible for our IT systems and Expedition programmes. Stu has climbed over 8000m a total of 7 times and the first Brit to summit Everest via the North Ridge 3 times. Mike Wynne has over 30 years of experience in the adventure travel business and has trekked, travelled and led adult, student and family groups to more destinations than he can remember - Morocco being his speciality. Mike retired from the companies he founded Walks Worldwide and Schools Worldwide, back in 2010 and has joined Adventure Peaks to develop and be responsible for our own treks and schools program. When not behind his desk Mike will either be away leading another trip or out and about in the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. Anna Hindmarch works with Mike & Stu as a Logisitics and Administration Manager for our Treks and Expeditions. Anna spends much of her spare time exploring the Lake District fells and has been on several treks abroad including Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Cotopaxi and Mount Toubkal.
BenBen Bisby is a keen rock climber, winter mountaineer, and adventure fell runner. He competes in long and short distance fell races, and is currently training for an ultra-marathon. He has climbed all over the UK and enjoys sport climbing in Spain. You will find Ben helping with our retail and online sales. AngieAngie Hall-Aspland is a mountain film photographer with her partner David Unsworth of Lake District Large Format. Her favourite part of the world is Sweden’s Arctic region and she runs the main retail premises of Adventure Peaks alongside Manager Mark. Angie is the Womens’ Range buyer for the company and she is one of the technical gear advisors for the expedition clients and customers going on trips. CarrieCarrie Gibson has traveled on many of our expeditions before finally joining Adventure Peaks where she is the Human Resources Manager and co-manages the Marmot Store. She is happy to give information on what kit to take on expeditions and you may even find her leading your expedition.

Photo: MaddyMaddy White
enjoys walking and is responsible for our Accounts and Administration.
MattMatt Butler has worked at the wall as an instructor since 2010. Promoted to Deputy Wall Manager, he still thrives on providing action packed sessions for all. Outside of work he loves Lakeland climbing, walking, and scrambling, and has become a member of Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team. Simon Bennett joined the Adventure Peaks team to manage the new Ambleside climbing wall. Simon’s first love has always been Rock Climbing and it has taken him many places around the UK and internationally too. He has now settled in the Lakes and spends most of his time enjoying all that the Lakeland climbing has to offer. Simon is an SPA Climbing Instructor and Mountain Leader and currently working towards his Mountain Instructor Award.
Photo: Dan kayakingDan Fylan-Smith is mad about the outdoors. He has led kayaking and trekking expeditions to North and Central America, the Alps and Atlas Mountains. He has worked for Camp America and is an outdoor instructor here in the Lake District. He is also passionate about adventure film making, having had his films appear at Kendal, Keswick and Calgary Mountain Festivals. He has recently joined Adventure Peaks to launch the Lake District Guided Walks, AdventurePeaks TV Gear Reviews and help with the store. If it’s raining he’ll probably be boating.. Photo: Neil BurnettNeil Burnett is our Website and Creative Manager. He’ll be busy updating our Website and Social channels and keeping you informed of Adventure Peaks news and happenings. You might see him on a bike, rope or slogging up a hill around Ambleside. Photo of David BalsahwDave Balshaw works across the business ensuring the smooth running of the shops and the online retail area. With a Degree in Outdoor Studies and experience working within the outdoor education sector in both Europe and North America, he brings a wealth of outdoor knowledge to your retail experience. When not at work you will find him at home in the mountain playgrounds of the Alps or the Rockies, getting away from it all on either a bike or a board.
GeorgeGeorge Hayton-Hines is our instructor at Ambleside Cave and works across our stores in Ambleside. He enjoys caving in the Yorkshire Dales and climbing in the Lake District. With his flamboyant personality he ensures that even those worried by the idea of caving get a welcome and exciting introduction to the sport.