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Louise Chandler

Since childhood Louise has always thrived being outside and active; climbing trees and jumping ditches.

Her passion for the mountains only grew as she graduated in Environmental Sciences with flying colours and spent any spare time exploring her mountain bothy base in the depths of the Cuillins of Skye. Louise spent 3 months living with 2 geologists roaming the stunning mountain range that surrounded them and being at one with nature.

Outdoor education tipped her career compass in a different direction as she moved from guided forest walks to teaching navigation and setting up top ropes on mountain crags.

Louise counts her lucky stars to have worked all over the world guiding in many wild and beautiful locations; at times on the water but now mainly on land. Some of Louise’s most memorable posts include instructing in sea kayaks on the South China Sea, rainforest trekking on the Tepui of Venezuela and technical leading in the Himalaya on Imja Tse with an all female British Army team.

Most recently, she loves her work as an International Mountain Leader (IML) that combines her 2 greatest pleasures: being in the mountains and looking after people who chose to come with me… feeling inspired?

It was a very rewarding experience. A great physical challenge, but also the opportunity to meet new people, such as climbing partners, but also the locals and porters who make the whole experience more memorable and special. The highlights were having a tear or two with my daughter at Stella Point, the scenery and the support team. Ben our 360 lead was fabulous: calm, saying enough that was required, felt part of the team, and a genuinely nice guy.

Paul, Kilimanjaro September 2023
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