Alex is a Winter Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader, who works full time in the outdoors both planning and leading trips for Large Outdoors. He started walking in the mountains at roughly 5 years old in Switzerland and Austria, and began to explore the UK as a student. Achieving his ML in 2011, he has led groups all over the UK, and has been on several overseas expeditions, including to Svalbard, Oman and India. Happy to see anywhere new, he has spent 5 months in the Borneo rainforest and half a year in Lapland. Alongside work he writes for Cicerone, developing a new long-distance trail in North Wales and publishing The Snowdonia Wayin 2017. Currently he is working on two more books about low-level walks in Snowdonia.

Alex is happy doing most things in the mountains, from walking and running to scrambling and winter mountaineering. For fun he enjoys longer fell races and mountain marathons, reading non-fiction about history and wildlife and planning expeditions, whether they are likely to happen or not!

2019 brings many exciting opportunities, from hopefully completing the International Mountain Leader award, to summer expeditions to Norway and Alaska, and the Dragon’s Back race in Wales.