A GP by profession, she has specialist qualifications in Tropical Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, having also acted as doctor for Medecin Sans Frontieres and the Langdale Mountain Rescue Team.
She has lived and worked in Africa, Iraq and the Far East, and trekked widely in many parts of the world. She is married with three boys.
Stuart qualified as a Doctor from Dundee University Medical School in 1999 and moved immediately to the more favourable climate of the South West.
Initially he trained as a Surgeon gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Since then has spent time working in A&E and Radiology. He has then gone on to qualify as a GP, whilst continuing to work in acute GP care along with A&E.
Stuart is keen on all sports but especially those involving water and snow! He regularly takes part in Endurance events and Adventure races. The most notable to date being a trans-Atlantic rowing race in 2010 from the Canary Isles to Antigua. Stuart has so far been an expedition medic for UTC on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Toubkal and bike rides in Malawi.
Rob qualified from Cambridge in 1995 and after house jobs in the UK spent the next 2 years working in Western Australia and travelling throughout South East Asia, Australia and Melanesia.
He returned to the UK in 1998 and since then has been working in East Devon as a GP. His interests include watersports, camping and trekking.
He has been on UTC trips to Mount Kilimanjaro, Venezuela and Jordan.
Jenny is an enthusiastic GP with a special interest in Expedition Medicine. Previous work includes a trauma unit in South Africa as well as remote African clinics, British Antarctic Survey unit doctor stationed 'down south' for 15 months, ships doctor for British Antarctic Survey, expeditions as medic to China, Mount Kilimanjaro and Nepal.
In addition, owing to a love for adventure and the outdoors Jenny has travelled to a variety of areas where skills have been learnt such as Arctic Norway, the Andes (Mount Cotopaxi) and the Alps. In the Alps Jenny has not only ascended various peaks such as Breithorn, Grand Paradiso and Mount Blanc, but she has also done a lot of ski touring - most recently the Haute Route.
Jenny is a team player who loves being in the outdoors and helping groups have as an amazing and safe experience as possible.
Joe qualified as a Doctor in 2001 and spent several years in Emergency Medicine, with a particular interest in pre-hospital care, doing courses in remote medicine, helicopter crew course and working towards a Diploma in mountain and high altitude medicine.
In 2008 Joe saw the light and turned to General Practice - he has just re-located to work as a GP in the Lake District. This is where he grew up surrounded by mountains and lakes and spent his time mountain biking, scrambling on lakeland ridges and climbing on the crags of Borrowdale. He counts himself very lucky for being introduced to climbing, canoeing, sailing and the great outdoors at such an early age.
Joe has been an Expedition medic on trips to China, Peru, Morocco, Iceland, Brazil, Egypt, Mount Kilimanjaro and many UK challenge events. He teaches regularly on 'Expedition Medicine' courses in the Lakes and in Wales and has an interest in altitude medicine.
After years as a GP, Hilary discovered that she could combine her love of medicine with her passion for adventure travel and physical challenge!
Following an expedition medicine course in 2005 she has accompanied treks to mountains (including Mount Kilimanjaro), desert and jungle as well as challenges on horseback and cycle.
An avid off-piste skier, she qualified in 2006 as a ski guide for the Ski Club of GB and leads holidays on and off piste for the Club. Other interests include sailing, scuba, learning languages and keeping fit for challenges such at the National Three Peaks.
Dave qualified in 1992 from the London Hospital Medical College and has been on two Raleigh International expeditions – both as one of the Expedition Medic - one to Guyana in South America and the other to Belize in Central America. Dave qualified as a GP in 1997 but has done large amounts of A&E work in London and Oxford. He completed a Sports Medicine MSc in Nottingham in 1998 and remains a keen sportsman and is a regular skier, mountain biker, diver and tennis player. He does the odd triathlon and has taken up a tentative interest in road biking.
Dave has worked with us on treks in China, the Sierra Nevada, Mount Kilimanjaro and bike challenges in Kenya and Vietnam. He’s also done a conservation project with dolphins in Greece, and with sea turtles in Costa Rica. Dave also had an Art gallery in Oxford for 2 years and has always been very keen on painting, sculpture and photography. He’s planning on doing a part-time Fine Art degree in Oxford starting in 2011. He’s married and so far has one hairy daughter…