Kilimanjaro October 2016

An unforgettable experience

Planned to perfection with excellent support staff

Guides and porters were amazing. A truly memorable experience. Thank you

I particularly appreciated the encouraging comments from Paul on summit night. Sometimes this can be just enough to get you going again but he also recognised that I needed a bit of rest and sugar. If he hadn’t have helped I might have decided to stop a Gillman’s point. So, thank you for that

A life changing experience

Well done excellent first international expedition

Both Paul and Dom were great leaders. Could not have wished for a better expedition team, all the guides, porters and cooks were amazing.


I simply wanted to say thank you for an amazing trip, I had a fantastic time.

Your leadership got the most out of the group. Great fun, (most I’ve laughed for a while without a drop of alcohol required), but serious when needed, an appreciation of what we were looking to achieve.

I enjoyed the focus on the basics of our daily routine and the escapism this bought. Your professionalism made this possible, we were well looked after and free to indulge in the experience.


Hi Dom and Paul,

I just wanted to say thanks for a great trip and experience, I throughly enjoyed it from start to finish. 

I found the organisation and the service provided from arrival until departure exceptional.  The whole service was excellent , no doubt assisted by your local knowledge and choice of guide in Humphrey.

I hope to join you again some time soon on another expedition.


Navigation Skills Course October 2015


Thank you Paul for such an informative and great day! Very well-taught, the right amount of people, all the questions covered, everything spelt-out perfectly and a huge amount of patience on your side.

Will happily do another course with you.


Thank you Paul and Neil, for your patience and enthusiasm in helping us learn and improve our orienteering skills . I guess your course had made all of us a “Ninja Navigators” :-).
It has been very helpful and informative with good coverage of navigational concepts. Nonetheless, course provided great opportunity to socialise and get to know some nice people.


Great day out with lovely people. The course was very practical and well-taught. Learnt useful skills, while having a thoroughly enjoyable time in the process.


Hi Paul, thank you very much for being such a great leader and instructor. I really enjoyed today’s course and meeting you all. Very glad with the course contents, was just the right amount of information to take in as a first step and being a beginner.


I echo everyone’s comments. Thank you both for A brilliant day and organising the beautiful weather for us 🙂

Snowdon Walk July 2014

Could I just say a big thank you to Joe and Paul for accommodating my request for the Snowdon Trip. Both Joe and Paul were excellent leaders and helped get us safely up and down the mountain – I understand that this was their job/role for the trip but the way in which they did it I believe was above and beyond. They not only led, but educated the students on the formation/geology of the mountain area and the ecosystem built up around it. All the students came away from the trip with not only a feeling of exhaustion but the feeling that they had accomplished something great that most of their peers and families had never done. This was the first trip of its kind for Beaumont Leys School and is one that I believe has raised the bar for the future. I would definitely be looking to run this again next year with a new group of students and would definitely like to work with Paul and Joe again.

Many Thanks

Rob Gamble
Pupil Premium Champion
Beaumont Leys School

Garth Hill July 2014

Hi Paul,

Than you for a very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable day. The pupils were given the opportunity to develop their own navigation skills as well as benefit from the mountain leader’s local knowledge. Not only did the pupils have a great deal of fun but they all felt as if they accomplished something upon reaching the summit and it was a perfect introduction for them into mountaineering.

Diolch yn fawr!

Thomas Roberts

Athro Blwyddyn 4 // Year 4 Teacher
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

Mountain Leader Assessment

Paul exudes a high degree of confidence and competence which is essential in the Mountain Leader as this inspires confidence and trust in the group. I would recommend Paul very highly for an instructional role as the levels of professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge he brings are at the highest level.

Samantha Leary
Jagged Globe

HF Holidays Leader

He was well liked by all his groups and clearly related well to them and was successful in keeping spirits up in what were dire weather conditions. He communicated well with his clients and has a pleasant , informative and authoritative style. He was also at ease socially with his clients and other leaders.

Paul impressed both guests and fellow leaders and will be a valuable addition to HF Holidays leader panel.

Dick Brader HF Leader and Field Advisor

Duke of Edinburgh Provider

I hope you’ve recovered from the weekend! It was a pleasure working with you and the qualities that were demonstrated during the assessment, in particular the way in which you interacted with the young people, lead me to believe that you will be a valuable member of the team.

Dave Mayo
Owner Chase Training Solutions

Mountain Leader Assessment

Paul is one of the strongest candiates I’ve had for a long time.

James McHaffie
MIA / Assessor on ML Assessment

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