Mo, Lou and Becky
Mo Barclay - I work as an instructor at Plas Y Brenin giving people skills to tackle mainly land-based outdoor activities; climbing, biking, hiking. I have on occasion been seen in a boat, sometimes under the boat, or floating next to the boat!
The thing I like most about my job is encouraging people to ‘try hard’, whether that’s for the first time at something new, developing skills to go further afield or to push people to do things they didn’t realise they could achieve, opening a door to adventures.
Lou Beetlestone - Lou works as a Mountaineering Instructor and is based in North Wales for the majority of the year. She also works the winter season in Scotland for the likes of Plas Y Brenin. As well as a keen climber and mountaineer Lou is a familiar face on the North Wales mountain running scene and has travelled the world in pursuit of mountain adventures.
Becky Coles - Becky is an expedition leader and Mountaineering Instructor (the 40th woman to gain the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate), with a PhD in Glacial Geomorphology. She travels the world mountaineering and has achieved numerous first ascents in very challenging environments – most notably Lasarmu La, a 6200m peak in the far west of Nepal, four first ascents in South Georgia, Antarctica, and two major first ascents in Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan.
It is little wonder she has been named as one of the 50 most ground-breaking and influential female climbers the UK has ever produced.
Becky is predominantly focussed on exploring the more obscure parts of the world and is currently indulging a passion for Central Asia’s mountainous regions. Alongside this, she runs a blog, workshops, and seminars from her website www.allbutessentialtravel.co.uk to inspire people to travel independently and plan their own expeditions. Becky is sponsored by Montane and Julbo.