MEET THE TEAM
Since he was young, Mark has been enamoured with the great outdoors and the boundless beauty of the ocean. At the ripe age of 16, he began his journey as a voluntary instructor, embarking on a career that would take him to every corner of the globe. Along the way, he has worked with a diverse array of groups, spanning all ages and backgrounds. In addition to his practical experience, Mark has also pursued a formal education, earning a Higher National Diploma in Outdoor Studies from Exeter University and a BSC (Joint Hons) in Outdoor Studies and Environmental Science from Manchester Metropolitan University.
An accomplished and highly skilled outdoor enthusiast, Mark is proficient in a variety of land and water sports. He has honed his skills as a Coach, Guide, Lifeguard, Instructor, and Trainer in multiple disciplines, consistently delivering top-notch instruction to those under his tutelage.
In his role at Four Elements Adventure, Mark is responsible for managing daily activities, overseeing operations, and providing training and assessments in Beach Lifeguarding, First Aid, Kayaking, Coasteering, Sea Survival, Stand Up Team Building, and Bushcraft.
As a Trainer & Assessor for both the RLSS and SLSGB, Mark is highly respected and sought after in his field.
Pete has been climbing and mountaineering for 30 years.
His experience is extensive, and ranges from climbing on the sea cliffs of Cornwall to summiting Himalayan giants.
He has led many highly successful climbing courses in the UK, and expeditions abroad. In 1997 he led a highly successful expedition to Canada, making the first British servicemen ascent of the celebrated SE Face of the Lotus Flower Tower, in the Cirque of the Unclimbables. A feat he describes as his finest achievement.
For the past 7 years, Pete has worked in the outdoor industry full time. He is a Technical Adviser of climbing activities and heads up the climbing elements of the Internship/Instructor Training Programmes.
He is a Mountain Training Course Director for Single Pitch Award(SPA)/Climbing Wall Award(CWA)/Lowland Leader Award courses, and regularly guides clients up multi-pitch climbs on Cornish sea cliffs.
Willy is the youngest member of the team but already highly experienced. He is passionate about the natural environment, the sea, loves to surf and being at the beach. Willy has worked as a beach lifeguard with both the highly respected French SNSM and the RNLI and is a SLSGB Trainer / Assessor.
He is based in France where he is a swim coach and lifesaving teacher, as well as delivering First Aid courses in schools. A brilliant lifeguard and instructor, always looking for an adventure
Everyone likes a slice of cake and William is 'happy to be happy' and a pleasure to be around.