I run Mountain Energy with my wife, Naomi, and we’ve both been very fortunate to be able to travel and explore many mountain ranges in the UK and around the world.
I started out like most people, taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as a student and my love for the mountains grew from there. As a volunteer with the Air Cadets, I’ve had the chance to run many UK and overseas expeditions and running my own mountaineering company was the next logical step. Mountain Energy (Naomi came up with the name!) has been in operation since 2009 and we are delighted with how quickly our little business has grown- we’ve been offering UK summer and winter expeditions since 2009 and overseas adventures since 2010 in Europe and Africa. We became a limited company in 2014.
I’ve been lucky enough to climb several Alpine Peaks up to AD and I’ve traveled through Peru, Bolivia, Lesotho, South Africa and Morocco. My highest personal summit to date was a dormant volcano in Bolivia called Lincancubur which sits at 5960m; a tough climb, I even got frost-bite on my big toes!
I am member of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders, the British Mountaineering Council and the Mountain Training Association. I hold the highest international mountain qualification called IML (International Mountain Leader) and the highest award for leading groups in the winter in the UK, the Winter Mountain Leader. In 2008 I was awarded the Life Saving Medal of the Order of St John for leading an expedition which rescued 7 Belgian climbers from a peak in the Pyrenees.
We’re not an all ‘singing all dancing company’ and we don’t pretend to be. We offer a select range of experiences, but what we do, we do well and we know. If there’s something not on our list, we can probably recommend a good provider who can help you achieve your ambitions.
We are approved trainers for the Royal Geographical Society’s Off-Site Safety Management Course and an AAP for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expeditions. Will is also a volunteer with Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and a trustee with the Young Explorers Trust.