Who are we?
Between us we have over 90 years of experience in the outdoors in areas such as:
Caving, Exploratory Expedition Caving, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Open Water & Cave Diving, Sea Kayaking, 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: 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 the 2018 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 (www.reelhouse.org/summitfevermedia/resilience).
Mike has been involved with exploration projects in the world's biggest cave in Vietnam, the world's second deepest cave in the republic of Abkhazia and a number of other exciting caving expeditions around the world in such places as Mexico, China, Montenegro, Spain and France. He has also recently completed the 82 mile Dales Way, on foot, in 20hrs.
Paul has been caving all over the world and he was the first person to complete a traverse of the Swiss 4000m peaks.