Colin Buxton BCU Aspirant L5 Inland Kayak Coach, WW leader 5*, coaching process course, 4* Sea Kayak leader & Moderate Endorsment, 4* Surf trained, 3* Open Canoe, Mountain Leader, SPA, TCL training

Ba (hons) Outdoor leadership, Registered Practitoner Institute Outdoor Learning, L1 Raft guide trg.


Colin has always had a passion for the outdoors from being carried on his Dads back through Hayfield as a toddler to first learning to kayak at Scouts. He has since gone on to study a degree in Outdoor Leadership.


His main passion is Kayaking having kayaked extensively in the UK, Alps, Slovenia, Portugal, Pyrennes and California,


 He has also climbed all over the UK but loves the climbing in the Peak District and has also climbed in France, Spain and Cyprus.


Colin also enjoys walking in Wales, the Lake District and the Peaks and has developed a new love for mountain biking.


Colin started working in the outdoors for Plas-Y-Brenin and Outward Bound and has since worked as a freelance instructor for many other companies.



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Luke Brookes


Luke has a passion for the outdoors and have been climbing and mountaineering for the past 14 years. His travels have taken him all over the UK, as well as to many of the sport crags of Europe and the high peaks of the Alps.


Luke currently holds the Mountaineering Instructor Award and the Winter Mountain Leader Award. This qualifies him to work in all aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering in the Summer, and lead groups and individuals in the mountains in winter.