Red Tarn and Catsycam
On Striding Edge just below the final ascent to Helvellyn looking towards Catsycam and Red Tarn

Descending from Great Gable towards Styhead Tarn

The path to Red Pike looking towards Fleetwith Pike

Staff & Guides - Lake District Challenges

We are a small, dedicated organisation which is 100% committed to providing you with the best possible service for mountain challenge events. Our team are all active climbers and walkers, who regularly take part in and organise a wide range of mountain activities.
If you contact us by phone or via email, here are the faces to go with the names...
Tony Holliday is renowned for his meticulous planning and organizational skills and is involved hands-on in all aspects of our operations. A highly resourceful and determined character, Tony is an expert logistics man detailed with the responsibility for operational support and task management. He has also travelled extensively throughout Europe and North America and has trekking and mountain walking experience in the Lake District, Scotland, Dolomites, Slovenia, Canada and North West USA.  
Tony Holliday
John Wady has worked as an outdoor instructor since 1997, in many different locations, from the south of France up to Iceland, with a particular personal passion for sea cliff rock climbing. John is a hands-on instructor who has worked with a a wide range of groups, including blind, deaf, and physically or mentally impaired groups in a mountain environment. His qualifications include SPA climbing and Mountain Leader award and he has ice climbing experience in the French Alps and Iceland.  
John Wady scrambling in the Lake District

Tim Mosedale has been rock climbing and mountaineering for 20 years and holds the MIA, the Winter Mountain Leader Award and a Wilderness First Aid Certificate. Tim is a seasoned all round mountaineer and has lead over 20 expeditions to Nepal and India and has over 50 first ascents under his belt in Greenland. Tim runs an annual trip to a 22,000ft mountain in The Everest region of Nepal and has summited both Everest and Cho Oyu.


Tim Mosedale (Red) - Everest in background Ama Dablam expedition 2005

Klemen Volontar is a highly experienced mountaineer and runs our operations in Slovenia. Klemen has been a member of his country's Mountain Rescue Association since 1984 and is an experienced rescue dog handler and avalanche specialist. He was also a member of one of the first expeditions on Lofoten island - Norway (1980) and has visited the mountains of Hoggar (Ahagar) in Algerian desert (1983), East Germany and the Czech Republic (1984). He also has extensive experience in the Alps and guided an expedition to Aconcaqua (1995) and has guided in Nepal since 2000.


Klemen Volontar

Sue Dunford has worked in the outdoor industry since 1996 and is a professional ski instructor. She has worked in the Dolomites, Canada and Sierra Nevada and is very hands-on and versatile equally at home organising skiing or snowshoeing activities as well as working as a walking/via ferrata guide. Sue is based in the Dolomites and her local knowledge of this region is an invaluable resource.  
Sue Dunford
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