Hello Dear Friends & Fellow Adventurers,
It is with great excitement albeit nostalgia that the Yorkshire Dales Guides team both old and new announce the ending of one era and the beginning of anew.
After 27 years of excellence in guiding and instructing Dave and Pam in May 2018 hung up their wellies to enjoy their well deserved retirement. So who are the new management team?
We are Steph Dwyer – Managing Director, Mike Bottomley – Director and Paul Mackrill – Director
Between us we have over 90 years of experience in the outdoors in areas such as:
Exploratory Expedition Caving
Open Water & Cave Diving
Downhill & Cross-country Skiing
Open water swimming
Ultra-Endurance Fell Running
Yes, we’ve been privileged enough to be the first human beings to lay our footprints in the sand of some incredible places and we can help you get there too!
Together with the wealth of experience passed on by Dave and Pam, we hope to build upon and expand this fantastic business.
Professionally we have backgrounds ranging from Psychology, Chemistry, Project management, Geology & Geophysics to Nuclear Physics but we are best known for our leading roles in the multi-award winning film, the Ario Dream, about the exploratory expedition Steph & Mike currently run. Check out: www.ariocavesproject.com for the movie trailer, more info & pictures.
Our dedication and experience in the outdoors is evidenced by:
Steph being 1st Lady and taking over 5 1/2 hours off the women’s record in this years Spine MRT Challenger race, a 190km ultra endurance race in winter across the Pennine Way. See her and Mike in Summit Fever’s fantastic film – Resilience, https://www.reelhouse.org/summitfevermedia/resilience
Mike being the first to both descend into the World’s deepest & biggest caves, not to mention all his cave exploration in the Yorkshire Dales & beyond, and
Paul being the first ever to traverse the Swiss 4,000m high mountains and in partnership with our dear friend Tony Seddon, being the first to complete the world’s deepest cave diving through trip – over 1,200m beneath the mountains.