Our trip leaders have a world of knowledge and expertise
Lost Earth Adventures takes great pride in the quality of our guides. Our trip leaders are hired not only for their knowledge and expertise, but also for their passion andn friendly, outgoing personalities! Read on to find out more about our tour leaders.
Having lived for two years in the French Alps, Richard packed up his belongings, and returned to Asia, going on an incredible 2-year overland journey. He eventually moved to the Canadian Rockies spending every spare minute climbing, skiing and mountain biking. It is here that he met his wife, and co-founder of Lost Earth Adventures. He lives in Nepal for half the year and when not guiding trips he’s continually exploring deeper and deeper into the mountains looking for new adventures.
Richard is a qualified rock-climbing instructor, Mountain Leader, Level 2 Caving Leader (multi-pitch, vertical descents) and mountain bike instructor. He is also a white water rescue specialist, wilderness first aid trained and has an Recreational Avalanche Certification.
It is his love for Asia, adventure travel and sharing new experiences with people that has led him to create Lost Earth Adventures!
Read more about Richard here.
An independent backpacking trip to Southeast Asia and Australia at the age of 18 opened her eyes to new cultures and fascinating countries. The travel bug firmly set in, she has since then continued to explore this region extensively. She has also spent a considerable amount of time in Nepal and India, having motorcycled around the entire sub-continent. Other travels have brought her surfing in Costa Rica, trekking in the High Atlas Mountains and Saharan Dessert of Morocco, as well as climbing all over the UK.
Sarah is trained in white water rescue, a qualified mountain bike instructor, wilderness first aid trained and leads groups in the Canadian Rockies and South East Asia. She has a degree in Advertising and Communications and has worked on a freelance basis and for a not-for-profit national organisation as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator.
Having met Richard Goodey and discovering a mutual love for intrepid travel whilst sharing these experiences with others led to the creation of Lost Earth Adventures!
Read more about Sarah here
Will first qualified as a surf instructor in North Devon when he was at university and has built up his skills and outdoor qualifications since then. His extensive experience working as secondary school teacher also built up his leadership skills and gave him time to plan his next trip to the Alps!
Current qualifications: Summer Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor, Level 1 Canoe/Kayak Coach, White Water Rescue, BSA Level 1 Surf Coach.
Our expeditions and activities take people into challenging environments from complex underground caving systems across the UK to remote and high altitude mountain passes in the Himalaya. The nature of our business relies on us having robust safety management procedures. To operate at the highest level of competency and to comply with British Standard BS8848 and AALA regulations, our Technical Advisors review our operating procedures and oversee our staff training.
Continue reading about our Technical Advisors, who they are and why we chose them.
Continue reading about Nigel.
Continue reading about Steve.
Her fondness for long distance travel however has no bearing on her lifelong attachment to Yorkshire and the English countryside. Emily caught the adventure bug from a young age and is always on the lookout for a challenge, be it on wheels, boards, mud, snow or water. Whether she’s racing her border collie up the fells, zooming down the hill on a pair of skis or searching for some saltwater adrenaline, Emily is always bursting with an infectious energy for anything outdoors. She’s hoping in the next few years to work towards getting her Mountain Leader Award and buy a van to turn her adventures into multi-day trips.
Nepal Guides and Trip Leaders
Qualifications – International Mountain Leader, Summer & Winter Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor & MIA (trained). Mountain rescuer and swiftwater rescue trainer.
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures area – Peak District for its brilliant rock climbing, mountain walks and the Fairbrook gorge.
Favourite on the hill snack – If I am feeling healthy a muesli bar, but when I am shivering and soaked, a Yorkie bar wins every time.
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – Patagonia beanie. It’s been all over the world with me.
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors in three words – Fun, People, Mountains.
Wild camp or posh hotel – Depends on the weather, where and who with.
Adventure hero – Jamie Andrew. Mountaineer and quadruple amputee. “The greatest limitations are the ones we impose on ourselves”.
Qualifications – Mountaineering Instructor, Winter Mountain Leader, International Mountain Leader, Kayak Coach, Advanced Medicine from Wilderness Medical Training. Also a trainee Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike leader.
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures tour and why – Nepal Extreme as it offers a little bit of everything with an added dose of adrenaline and all served in beautiful locations.
Next big challenge – Scotland is full of them and not very far away- A traverse of the Cullin ridge followed by a climb up the Cioch nose on Sron Na Ciche where the famous battle scene in highlander was filmed. This would have to be the day after the 16hr crossing of the ridge!
Favourite on the hill snack – Welsh cakes of course topped with loads of butter.
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – Sunglasses – I don’t get to wear them much but love those days when I do.
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors in three words? – Sun, sweat maybe some snow but certainly no sand!
Last book you read – The voyages of the Beagle as I am shortly going to see marine iguanas on Galapagos!
Favourite adventure film – Definitely Kilian Jornet: The Summits of my Life, The most inspirational film of a super talented climber/mountaineer filmed in Chamonix and one of the first films to utilize drone footage to amazing results. I watched the first screening in Chamonix presented by Kilian.
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – Hillwalking, Yorkshire 3 Peaks
Favourite on the hill snack – Mix of dried fruit and salted nuts
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – My woollen hat
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors in three words – Mountains, remoteness, people to share it with
Wild camp or posh hotel – Definitely wild camp as it is more peacefull and simple.
Adventure hero – Ishani Sawant as she worked really hard to become a professional mountaineer in India, which I find really inspiring.
Kul “KP” Prasad
Tamang Syangbo Ram (Ram)
Gurung Tenjing – “Tenzing”
Tenzing has vast knowledge of bike mechanics, trailside maintenance and of the best trails on offer in the Annapurna’s. Tenzing is an absolute wizard on his bike and recently spent the summer in Switzerland with the Red Bull Riding Team.
Manish Singh Thapa
Unsurprisingly, given his wealth of experience, Manish has been certified as an International River Guide and is a qualified White Water Rescue Technician.
Manish is a hugely likeable guy and with his calm demeanour, great English skills and precise easy to understand instruction he is an obvious choice to lead our river trips in Nepal.
At Lost Earth Adventures we pride ourselves on having highly skilled, experienced and qualified guides on all our treks and we are continually investing in training programmes to boost their professional and personal development.
Our UK Instructors and Staff
Current Qualifications: – UKCG Canyon Guide, Level 2 Kayak Coach, Level 2 Cave Leader, Rescue3 White Water Rescue, UKCG Swiftwater Canyon Rescue, Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor.
James has always liked being on 2 wheels but seriously took up mountain biking 10 years ago. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with others and holds his MIAS Level 2 Mountain Biking Qualification.
Some of James’ recent achievements are finishing 3rd overall in the 24hr Mountain Mayhem Bike Race and raising funds for charity by cycling over 130 miles from Morecombe to Scarborough in 7.5 hours!
Yes, you read that right! Ruth is a stunt woman and you may have seen her in films such as Batman and Harry Potter and TV shows such as Casualty and Coronation Street. Not only that, when she’s not duelling with witches and wizards or jumping out of burning buildings, she’s also climbing nails hard rock routes, at one time she was the hardest female climber in Britain. You too can climb as hard as Ruth if you read her blog.
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity and why – Climbing. Always a good day out in an amazing place.
Dream adventure – Visit the pencil museum in Keswick.
Favourite on the hill snack – Chocolate
Adventure hero – Evan Garcia
Most memorable day in the outdoors – Paddling the River Dranse in the Alps. Crazy river!
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – My wooden otter tail paddle.
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors in three words? – Sun, Paddling, wildcamp
Wild camp or posh hotel – Wild camp
Last book you read – The gruffalo
Favourite adventure film – The Art of Flight
Your next big challenge – Coast to coast open boat trip in Scotland.
Matthew Thornton (Matt)
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – Yorkshire gorge walk, great fun and wet.
Favourite on the hill snack – Soreen (Malt Loaf)
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – Downhill bike
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors in three words – Fun, adrenaline, tiring
Wild camp or posh hotel – Wild camp
Last book you read – Pyschovertical – Andy Kirkpatrick
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – Climbing, because it’s there.
Dream adventure – Months travelling through the Himalaya.
Favourite on the hill snack – Cheese
Adventure hero – Boardman and Tasker, closely followed by my kids.
Most memorable day in the outdoors – East Gully, winter, Cadair Idris – Feb 2004, to name but one.
Favourite piece of outdoor kit – Lucky hat
Wild camp or posh hotel – Depends with whom or where, but these days a nice hotel.
Favourite adventure film – Point Break
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – My favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity is climbing because I can show clients a side to the outdoors that is not explored by foot.
Dream adventure – I think my dream adventure would be to go and climb the Old Man of Hoy, a spectacular sea stack in the far north of Scotland. Chris Bonington first pioneered this route back in the 1960’s and inspired me to go and accomplish it.
Favourite on the hill snack – Cheese and onion crisp sandwich
Adventure hero – Don Whillans
Most memorable day in the outdoors – My most memorable day was on one of the Peak District’s most fantastic crags called Froggat Edge and climbing my First HVS called Tody’s Wall, first ascended by Joe Brown.
Wild camp or posh hotel – Wild Camp
Last book you read – The Villain, Don Whillans. Probably the only book I’ve ever actually finished!
Your next big challenge – My next big challenge is to go back to Rjukan, Norway and climb an ice fall called Ranabergfossen as there is some unfinished business!
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – Hillwalking. More freedom in terms of route choice and more opportunity to get to know your clients.
Dream adventure – Kayaking in and climbing some of the classic Scottish sea stacks.
Favourite on the hill snack – Flapjack!
Adventure hero – Billy Bland
Most memorable day in the outdoors – Doing the Bob Graham Round (an epic mountain challenge, summiting 42 Lakeland fells in under 24 hours)!
Wild camp or posh hotel – Wild camp
What makes your ultimate day in the outdoors, in 3 words – Scenery, challenge, friends
Your next big challenge – Getting my Winter ML
Favourite Adventure Film – Apollo 13
Stuart Moore is a skilled outdoorsman, talented in many disciplines of mountain sports. When he’s not working for us he’s training or competing with the GB Snowboard Squad.
Favourite Lost Earth Adventures activity – 3-Peaks Challenge
Dream adventure – To paddle virgin class II/III rivers around the globe
Favourite on the hill snack – Mug of hot chocolate
Adventure hero – Flo Orley
Wild camp or posh hotel – You can’t beat a posh hotel as long as someone else is paying!
Last book you read – Lord of the Rings
Your next big challenge – Getting into split board (snowboard) touring
Favourite Adventure Film – Cliffhanger
At Lost Earth Adventures we take safety very seriously. We have full public and product liability insurance, write risk assessments for every activity we offer and use highly experienced and qualified instructors with a good client to staff ratio. Lost Earth Adventures also holds an AALA license. This is the highest accreditation that is available from the British Government and means that we meet the high standards set for providing adventurous activities. Read more about our safety policy.
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