The KE Office Team

The KE Adventure Travel Team

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.

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!

Get in touch

Customer Sales and Support

KE Staff Vanessa Douglas
Vanessa Douglas

Vanessa's passion for travel began after spending her honeymoon on the ‘Inca Trail and Beyond' with KE! Now heading up the KE Travel Consultants, she has since trekked to Everest BC, stood on top of Kilimanjaro, summited Mont Blanc and reached Mount Toubkal. Road Cycling is currently Vanessa biggest passion.

Angela Davies
Angela Davies

Before starting to work for KE in 2012, Angela lived and worked in the French Alps where she managed chalets & hotels in La Plagne & Chamonix. She travelled around Peru before settling back in Cumbria, where she now enjoys trail running in her spare time.

Lucy Woods
Lucy Woods

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 and most recently traversed the Jotunheimen in Norway with KE.

Fay Ankers
Fay Ankers

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.

Michelle Cheah
Michelle Cheah

Prior to joining KE, Michelle spent over four years in retail management and had a sideline in leading international youth expeditions. Her travels have taken her to various destinations including south east Asia and the Middle East. She enjoys hiking, cycling and green laning in the Lake District.

Gemma Waterworth
Gemma Waterworth

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.

Daisy McEachen-Bramwell
Daisy

Daisy moved to Cumbria in 2012.  She first got the travelling bug aged seven during a round the world trip. In her gap year she lived in Switzerland, then travelled in China and South East Asia.  More recently Daisy has visited Cuba, Croatia and Hawaii.

Hazel Denby
Hazel Denby

Hazel has worked for KE since May 2002. She loves having the opportunity after work to go for a walk, bike ride or a quick beer! She is a keen traveller, and her most recent getaways include the Alps, India, Finland, El Salvador, Cambodia, and trekking the Inca Trail.

Jayne Taylor
Jayne Taylor

Jayne was born and raised in the beautiful Lake District and joined the KE Team in 2014. She is happiest out on the Cumbrian Fells but has travelled to Canada & the USA as well as many parts of Europe. South East Asia is the next destination on her growing wish list!

Stephen Larcombe
Stephen Larcombe

Before joining KE, Stephen previously lived and worked in the Middle-East and Central Africa for two international airlines. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and the U.S with his highlight being spending two months in the Ascension Island.

Laura Dring
Laura Dring

Laura joined the KE 2015 and enjoys "helping to ensure every individual is set for their adventure." Prior to joining KE, Laura spent time living in Norway. Laura enjoys walking the Lake District fells, skiing in the Alps and most recently sailing around Greek islands.

Kitty Mackay
Kitty Mackay

Having just completed her degree, half of which was carried out in Philadelphia; Kitty has recently moved to the Lake District and joined the KE team. Her adventures abroad include Morocco, Canada, Nepal and China and she is keen to explore South America sometime soon!

Operations

Tim Nicholl
Tim Nicholl

After many years of leading trekking, climbing and biking trips around the world, Tim is now KE's Operations Manager. He still gets out to lead and join KE groups, with some of his favourite trips recently being to Tajikistan, and climbing Mgoun in winter in Morocco. In his free time Tim runs, bikes, climbs and kite surfs.

Hugh Jordan
Hugh Jordan

Hugh joined the KE Team in 2010 and works with both the Administration and Operations teams. 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!

Product Managers

Fiona Marshall
Fiona Marshall

Fiona has worked for KE since 1996. Widely travelled, Fiona now manages the KE Product Team, amongst other things! Recent travels have included the Balkans, Iceland and Turkey, but her favourite places remain the Himalaya, the “Stans”, India and Peru. Several visits to SE Asia mean she is an expert with chopsticks.

Kit Wilkinson
Kit Wilkinson

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. Kit has recently completed some of KE’s most challenging road cycling holidays.

Pete Royall
Pete Royall

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 trips include Minya Konka in the ‘Chinese Tibetan Alps’ and the high Tatras in Poland.

Alison Bembridge
Alison Bembridge

Alison joined the KE team in 2009. She has worked for many years in the adventure travel industry and is a keen hill walker and climber. She has travelled extensively with groups and independently. These travels have mainly taken her to the Americas, Africa and Europe. Among other things Alison looks after our Family holidays.

Lisa Spratling
Lisa Spratling

Lisa joined KE in October 2014, after previously living in Nepal, Slovenia and Sweden. Her travels have also taken her extensively through Eastern Europe, India and Chile. In 2011 she drove around the complete Mediterranean Coast in a Morgan sports car! Lisa is a regular ultra marathon runner and often spotted on the fells.

Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams

Caroline has been working for KE since 2004, having worked in many different departments over the years, she’s now enjoying being part of our busy Product Team! Her own travels with KE have taken her across the world from South America to South East Asia but she loves coming home to Lake District and its fells

Chloe Johnson
Chloe Johnson

Chloë was born and bred in Keswick, so a love of being out on the hills was instilled at an early age. Her first trip with KE was volcano trekking in Sicily and since then has summited Mont Blanc, travelled to Nepal, Morocco, India, Turkey and Thailand. She has even travelled up to Svalbard to see Polar Bears!

Marketing

Lucy Oliver
Lucy Oliver

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.

Tav Kelly
Tav Kelly

Tav’s passion for travel started at the early age of 18 while travelling around Australia. She has travelled around India, SE Asia, Australasia and South America as well as raced to the North Pole! She ran a ski & bike hotel in France before moving to live in the mountains in Cumbria.

Emily Stiles
Emily Stiles

Emily joined the KE team in 2013 being drawn to Lake District because of her love of sailing. Having previously completed a degree in Marketing and Media, Emily enjoys working with websites and video. Her recent travels have taken her to Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Morocco and Vietnam.

Accounts

Kate Burgin
Kate Burgin

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 completed all the Wainwrights.

Gillian Devereux
Gillian Devereux

Gillian rejoined the KE team in 2014 after a break pursuing other interests. It was her love of travel and the outdoors that brought her back and she now works in the Accounts team. Despite travelling to some amazing places she is still most at home in the Lake District.

Lucy Harrison
Lucy Harrison

Lucy joined KE in June 2015 having worked as a Travel Agent for 17 years. Having travelled to various places over the years like South Africa, Austria, Switzerland to name a few, she likes nothing better to go for a walk with her family in and around the Lake District.

Our Directors

Glenn Rowley
Glenn Rowley

Glenn’s passion for the mountains has not diminished since his first climbing trips to the Alps almost 40 years ago. He currently enjoys spending time between Keswick and Chamonix where he is actively involved in KE’s rapidly expanding Alpine programme. His two grown up sons will be trekking with him in Nepal this autumn.

Tim Greening
Tim Greening

Tim is the co-founder of KE Adventure Travel, created after returning from a trip to K2 in the Karakoram Mountains in 1984. Still very much a “hands on” director, he regularly reconnoitres new adventure holidays and still joins KE groups each year. Pakistan is his favourite country of the 80+ he has travelled to so far.