Stuart is married to Lisa with two children, Jessica and Jack and they live on the Northumberland Coast.
Stuart learnt his navigation skills in the British Army and has spent the last 20 years mountaineering, climbing and mountain biking around the world.
He is an active Mountain Rescue volunteer team member and gets involved whenever he has time.
Stuart is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor. He also holds many other cycling and paddle sport qualifications.
His favourite bit of kit is his OMM 35 litre rucksack. It’s a lightweight, go anywhere, do anything bit of kit and it’s bombproof. He's used it winter climbing on the Ben, mountain biking in Sierra Nevada and Christmas shopping in Edinburgh!
Michael is married with a family and lives on the Northumberland Coast.
He is an all-round outdoor instructor and is qualified to lead in the mountains, on rock as well as in and on the water. He spends most of his summer jumping off cliffs into the cold North Sea. He is a committed mountaineer, member of The Mountain Training Association and is a area volunteer helping on CPD courses in Northumberland.
Michael has walked and climbed in many parts of the world, but is yet to go to the Southern Hemisphere and Patagonia and New Zealand are high on his to do list.
His favourite piece of kit are a pair of Outdoor Research gloves, they live in his rucksack all year, light enough to keep the chill off hands in a chilly breeze and warm enough to withstand a full blown white out on The Cairngorm Plateau.
His favourite place in the UK – Skye, its that full on alpine experience without having to get on a plane.