The key to KE Adventure Travel’s success, in providing the very best adventure travel holidays, are our team of dedicated and experienced staff
Whether answering the office phone, leading groups in the high mountains or preparing your evening meal, KE staff play a crucial part in ensuring you have a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable holiday.
KE Directors and Office Staff
Tim Greening and Glenn Rowley are still very much 'hands on' directors and when either of these seasoned travellers returns from a research trip full of enthusiasm for a new destination, we know we’re on to a winner.
The KE office staff team is amongst the most experienced in the business, with the proven ability to set up and operate a worldwide programme of adventures. Each of us has adventure travel at heart and keeps our knowledge of KE holidays up-to-date by joining at least one trip a year. This depth of experience makes KE stand out from other adventure travel operators.
Talk to an Adventure Expert
When you contact KE, by phone or email, or visit our office, you will find the help and advice you need, from someone who has actually been on the trip and can give you the benefit of their first-hand experience. Although lots of useful information can be found in our brochures, dossiers and website, there’s no substitute to actually talking to an adventure expert - it really does make all the difference!
The Office Staff
With close to 100 trips under his belt Pete is one of our most experienced and highly respected leaders. Now based in KE's office, offering help and advice to clients, he still manages to squeeze in the odd trip, his most recent one being the Bernese Oberland.
Fiona has worked for KE since 1996. Widely travelled, Fiona now manages the KE office, amongst other things! She still leads a couple of KE trips each year, recent trips include visits to India, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Morocco.
A keen fell-runner, bike rider and photographer, Kit has been involved in the production of every KE brochure since 1988. Favourite places visited with KE groups include Iceland, Niger and Nepal's wild western district of Dolpo.
|Tim Nicholl |
After years of leading trekking, climbing and biking trips, Tim is now KE's Operations Manager. He still gets out to lead KE groups, with recent trips to the Tien Shan, Jordan, and Bhutan. In his free time, Tim is a keen climber and mountain biker.
A keen skier, Lucy gave up ski instructing to join the KE team in 1996. Lucy has worked in every area of KE over the years and has travelled to Nepal, Peru, Bhutan, Tanzania, Ladakh, Namibia and Morocco. Lucy now works as part of the Marketing Team and looks after the KE Website.
|Rachel Kearns |
With English parents but born in Africa, raised in the Pacific & married to 'Aussie' Dave, Rachel has finally settled in Keswick! Having travelled extensively all over the World Rachel joined our KE Team in 2012. Fell running, trekking, climbing, biking, swimming & travelling are all keen pastimes.
Before joining KE, Lucy worked for 10 years as a Mountain Leader and Climbing Instructor. Originally from Somerset, Lucy moved to Keswick to live in the mountains. She has travelled extensively, both on paddling and climbing expeditions. Lucy now manages our School department.
Alison joined the KE team in 2009. She has worked for many years in the adventure travel industry and is a keen walker and climber. Currently her favourite destinations are Tanzania and Madagascar, however she has an overwhelming urge to re visit Nepal and explore SE Asia.
Having previously worked in the bespoke travel industry, Diane's love of travel & adventure has brought her to KE. Having travelled extensively and a keen runner, her trainers will be always be packed with her Lonely Planet Guides.
Caroline has been working for KE since 2004. Her own travels and adventures with KE have taken her across the world from South America to Nepal. Being born and bred in the Lake District, she is still most at home in the Lakeland fells.
Hazel has worked for KE since May 2002 and is our Flights Co-ordinator. She has visited independently, & with KE, all 5 continents. Most recently Hazel has travelled to the Alps, Finland and El Salvador & trekked the Singalila Ridge in India.
Kate joined KE in 2006 after moving to Keswick from London, where she worked as a lawyer. She now manages our Accounts Department. Kate enjoys walking the hills all year round and has just recently completing all the Wainwrights.
Vanessa's passion for travel began after spending her honeymoon on the ‘Inca Trail and Beyond' with KE! Now heading up the KE Sales Team, she has since trekked to Everest Base Camp, summited Mont Blanc and toured South India. From Cumbria, the Lake District fells are close to her heart!
| Dan Short|
Dan's KE life began with the epic Great Karakorum Traverse, 5 weeks taking in both the Gondoro La and Snow Lake. This is still one of his best mountain journeys. As part of the KE Sales Team he can be found on the phone telling people all about it - with the occasional alligator wrestle thrown in!
Jenni joined the team in 2009 and works in accounts and operations. Since joining KE Jenni has trekked in Morocco & France & will soon be adding India to her travels. Jenni is heavily involved in the Keswick Amateur Operatics & can regularly be seen gigging with her acoustic band, Tethera.
Hugh joined the KE Team in 2010 and works with the administration team. Before University he took a gap year to South & Central America and has previously worked as an outdoor instructor. His love of climbing brought him to live in the Lake District. He is our resident weatherman!
After working for Littlewoods for 13 years Colin realized he needed some adventure in his life! Colin took the plunge & left his job, sold his house & travelled the world. On return he relocated to Keswick & found the perfect solution combining his love of travel with a job at KE & running in the fells.
Heather joined the KE Admin team in 2011 after relocating back to Cumbria from Manchester where she worked for Marriott Hotels. Heather took a gap year to travel the world before studying Media at Leeds University. She always had a passion for travelling and learning about new cultures.
Angela worked in HR before deciding to move to the French Alps for 2 & a half years, where she managed Chalets & Hotels in La Plagne & Chamonix. She travelled around Peru before settling back in Cumbria, where she now goes trail running in her spare time & is collecting all the Wainwrights.
Originally from Yorkshire, Gemma moved to Keswick so she could have the outdoors on her doorstep. She has travelled through Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. When not at KE she will be found participating in outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking and skiing.
Fluent in French & German after studying at Oxford & living in France, Fay was thrilled to join the KE team. She found out she had the job while she was on holiday in Morocco! She has travelled widely in Europe, Asia, Australia & Africa with her highlight being 2 months volunteering as a teacher in Madagascar.