Loel is an accomplished adventure sports practitioner. He has explored throughout the globe and has pioneered remote river exploration by kayak and canoe for over thirty years. His own kayaking expeditions and guiding experiences include Nepal, Iran, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe and Zambia. In addition, he has guided and taught extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Canada by canoe.
Loel has worked in the outdoor sector for over thirty-five years and has worked in a wide range of organisations, Local Education Authority, private outdoor education centres, privately run charity outdoor centres, sports councils, national centres, the National Governing Bodies and in Higher education. He is a prolific author and lifelong believer in outdoor education in all its forms.