Five years ago Keith began his lifelong love affair with all things outdoors. In 2011 he walked the West Highland Way as a precursor to his dream of climbing Kilimanjaro for charity.
After summiting Kilimanjaro in 2013, raising £215,000 for Macmillan on the way, Keith realised that he had caught the mountain bug and a career change swiftly followed and he threw himself into the world of outdoor retail to work with equally passionate people. His next mountain challenge was Aconcagua in 2016 and Elbrus in 2017.
In 2018 Keith will be taking his first group with 360 Expeditions to trek Toubkal. Keith’s love of the outdoors, his easy-going attitude and his commitment to experiencing all that life has to offer are infectious. His level headed approach to adventure ensures that your journey will be seamless.
What was your first adventure?
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania was my first adventure abroad . As a client, we helped raise close to £250,000 for Macmillan.
What has been your most memorable adventure?
Aconcagua, Argentina was my first experience of trekking with high altitude boots and crampons.
The environment was hostile and memorable, with landslides, snowstorms, and relentless wind! – Brilliant!
What item of travel kit you can't do without?
My Mountain Equipment Fitzroy jacket! It’s a great layering, synthetic insulated jacket.
Very warm, packable, lightweight and practical. It goes with me everywhere cold!
What three bits of advice would you give to people who are keen on adventures, trekking and climbing?
- To have an easy going, adaptive attitude when it comes to your adventure.
- Be willing to learn new skills, soak in new cultures.
- Above all else, have a fun time and make memories!
What is the best thing about your job?
Making life long memories and sharing them with friends of old, whilst making new ones!
Why did you choose to work for 360?
Very approachable, nurturing with their work ethic, fun, and diverse.