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Jon 'Spike' Green's Profile


Area of responsibility


Significant outdoor qualifications

  • MIC
  • IML
  • Mountain Bike Leader
  • BCU Level 5 (Inland Kayak)
  • BCU Level 3 (Old Skool - Sea, Canoe and Raft)
  • Rescue 3 SRT Instructor and Teacher

Area of work at Plas y Brenin

I guess the short answer here is... everything(almost)! I've been working in the industry exclusively since 1982, so I've amassed quite a range of experience in most areas of PyB's work.

Sporting highlights

You know when you are 'ON IT!' Really, really, 'ON IT!' You are in that 'zone' where everything is effortless and 'right'. That's my sporting 'highlight' - everytime I've been there! BUT one does stand out in particular - as an example... We were doing the first descent of the Rio Unpronouncable in a super remote area of the eastern Peruvian Jungle... After a day or so (of a 12 day trip) I said to the head of the National Park in which we were travelling(who was also with us), that I felt it to be a real privilege to be the first Westerner to have visited this area of the Jungle. She said... 'No you mis-understood, WE are the first Humans to have EVER been to this area!' The local tribes (as with the Australian Aborigines) have a detailed oral tradition which records where they have been. None of the local tribes have any collective memory of visiting. Our footprints were the first, the wildlife had never seen Humans before...

Favourite destination

The 'Glib' answer would be... 'anywhere new!' But my actions clearly show that I have a real passion for both Nepal and Peru!


Not knowing what's around the next corner... Will I be able to cope with it? Give me that sense of adventure and a group of like-minded friends and that'll be me inspired!

Next Adventure

With the above in mind... The 'Below and Beyond' team are off again! Back to Peru for more first kayak descent action. We have two rivers in mind. Both are remote jungle gorges. They start high, flowing off the Altiplano at about 5000m. We will trek down the river until it becomes paddleable, then search for inspiration!

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