Member’s Articles and Interviews

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Member's Base Camp | No Comments

Adventure right in front of you

At Adventure Eyes we actively encourage and welcome our Members to be a part of Adventure Eyes. Submitting information about different adventure spots or sending in adventure related articles is just one way this can happen. So if you’ve had adventures that you would be happy to share with others, get in touch. If you wish, your name, a short biography and your website details (if appropriate) will be included with your article. Please note: We are not elitist in any way, shape or form and we encourage contributions from all.

Below are three examples of Adventure Eyes Members documenting their experiences. They’re three very different articles but definitely three amazing reads, enjoy.

Jay Jackson

A self-taught climber and mountaineer, my life has revolved around climbing from an early age. Experimenting on rock and indoor walls, on building sites and trees; the experiences all building a knowledge base that has seen me through many difficult and serious situations, miles of vertical terrain, and countless perfect days, yet it is constantly being added to with every moment of climbing and of reflection. My own trial and error journey through climbing has led me into many tricky situations, but generally led me out of them too. As an instructor I have always tried to guide others through a similar journey of self-led discovery.

I have climbed all over the UK, the European Alps and trekked in the Himalaya. I work as a Residential Tutor and Outdoor Education Instructor for a boarding school in Plymouth. I aim to become a mountain guide and am currently planning my MIA assessment for the near future.

Read Jay’s Article Soloing Cretinʼs Cavort.

Paul Lewis is a Mountaineering Instructor based in the Peak District National Park. He started climbing when his scout leader took him to a local quarry 29 years ago and after only one climb he was hooked. Since then he has climbed all over the world but still reckons a gritstone outcrop on a fine summers evening takes some beating!

Paul is a holder of the Mountain Instructors Certificate (MIC), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a Leading practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning (LPIOL). He is also an ITC First Aid Trainer, Mountain Bike Instructor and Kayak Coach.

Paul runs mountain training specialists Peak Mountaineering and you can find out more about the courses he offers at, emailing or calling 01433620283.

Read Paul’s Ama Dablam expedition article

Tim Mosedale

Having started out as a climbing instructor in the UK Tim spread his wings to include working abroad and now has over 10 years’ experience in Nepal. As well as various summits of Lobuche East (5 times), Island Peak (7 times) and Mera Peak (twice), Tim has now become synonymous with Ama Dablam with November 2011 being his 9th expedition there. Tim added over 50 unclimbed peaks in Greenland to his CV and then went on to summit Cho Oyu in 2006.

But it’s not only Ama Dablam where Tim comes in to his own – he is now only the 10th Brit to have summited Everest from both sides. In 2005 he summited on an expedition where he was with a bunch of mates, but in 2011 he put all his logistical expertise and high altitude experience in to helping to get 4 clients to the summit from the South Side. Visit Tim’s website.

When he’s not on expedition he’s at home with his wife and 2 children running their 4* B&B in Keswick.

Read Tim’s Everest Interview.

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