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Rich Stone


I have held a huge passion for all things outdoors especially climbing, mountaineering and anything that goes really fast on two wheels since very early childhood. It was my parents that introduced me to the mountains first climbing Snowdon aged 6, and further coaching and encouraging me to get out and have my own adventures. From the age of ten I was lead rock climbing and with the help of mum and dad, my little sister and me climbed all over Britain in our summer holidays. This enabled us to meet loads of great people and encouraged a passion for the beautiful wild places that we have in this country.

In my teens, my friends, my sister and me, ventured further afield on our own rock climbing initially, but increasingly on ice, snow and much bigger mountains. Our search for bigger adventures took us to the Alps where we first climbed the Matterhorn aged 17.

In my twenties I trained as a doctor in London and as part of my hospital climbing club I was picked to join an expedition to the Everest region of Nepal where along with my team of colleagues and local Sherpas successfully climbed Lhotse the 4th highest mountain in the world. Ever in search of adventures I then travelled all over Asia climbing and meeting people from all kinds of different cultures.

After travelling the world and further study at university I decided to settle in Snowdonia where I have lived for the last 24 yrs .It has some of the best climbing, and is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  I worked as a scientist for a while, got married, and then ran my own building business for almost 20yrs. I continued to climb both at home, where my love of winter climbing lead to the discovery of new unclimbed routes, and abroad, where I climbed the north faces of the Eiger twice, the Matterhorn and Grand Jorasses, and also some massive cliffs in California (Yosemite) and Norway.

My love of things that go fast on two wheels started with BMX as a child but progressed to international level downhill mountain bike racing all over Europe and has culminated in national club level amateur motorcycle racing.

I decided that I wanted to work as an outdoor instructor relatively recently and have to say that it’s the best job I have ever done. It involves sharing my life experiences with others, especially young people in a positive way. I feel that it’s hugely important for young people to be given the opportunity to experience adventures of all kinds in the outdoors. It loads of fun, keeps you fit, lets you appreciate the beautiful world around you and allows you to meet fantastic people from all backgrounds and cultures.




MBA medical doctorate, (not registered as a practitioner).

BSc 1st class Psychology.

BSc 1st class Zoology with Ecology.

MSc Ecology.

Rock Climbing Instructor.

Mountain Leader (summer).

RYA power boat level 2.

REC outdoor first aid.

D1 plus trailer minibus

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