Dave is an experienced International Mountain Leader and outdoor educator. He is also a Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, the highest UK mountaineering qualification.

After completing 22 years in the British Army, mainly delivering adventure training, he worked as an outdoor trainer in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and the UAE.

As well as leading treks for RAW Travel, he runs his own adventure-based company in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. He lives here with his wife Louise, son Jake and two dogs Mir and Storm.

When Dave is not guiding treks, you’ll find him cycling, paddling, skiing, climbing, snowshoeing and listening to music….loud!