18th April 2019

Meet the Team: Rich Gentry

Written by Georgia Colman

Mountaineering and Climbing

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  • Tell us a bit about yourself Rich

My year is split between North Wales and the West Coast of Scotland.  I spend the majority of the year working in North Wales, which is where I call home.  I spend May working on the Cuillin ridge and the winter season working around Ben Nevis and Glencoe.  My work is broad and varied but is always centered around the mountain/climbing environment.  In addition to UK work, I run overseas expeditions which are primarily adult trekking trips to locations less traveled.

  • What are some of your notable achievements?

Spending a lot of time climbing and traveling in wild and adventurous places.  Highlights include climbing along the Andes in South America, trad climbing in Morocco and countless days on the sea cliffs of N.Wales, as well as gaining my Mountain Instructor Award and Winter Mountain Leader Award.

  • Any ambitions looking ahead?

I like to combine adventurous trad climbing and interesting travel.  At the moment I’d like to get myself to Wadi Rum in Jordan and I’ve got one eye on Tasmania for the sea cliffs.

 

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