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About Me

John Gowing A Londoner, born and bred, I have spent 32 years in teaching, five years in state secondary schools and 27 in Further Education so I am very happy in front of a crowd – even initially hostile ones!

In addition to teaching English and Sport Science I was able to develop my passion for mountains, obtaining a Mountain Leadership (Summer) Award in 1983 making me qualified to guide groups in the mountains and hills in the UK. I have a great passion for North Wales and the English Lake District and I have enjoyed guiding and leading groups to some wonderful mountain locations. As part of my own experience I have walked on Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro and K2.

Having been on a “Blue Badge” walk in 2005 and been totally amazed I decided that I would like to qualify and started the course in 2006 qualifying in 2008 and I am now ready to guide groups and to pass on the considerable knowledge that I have accrued, both over the length of the course and from my own love of London and the other wonderful locations within easy reach of the capital.

As part of my application to join the programme I stated that I could be guiding people who were spending their life savings coming to Britain or that they may only come here once. I passionately believe that I have a real responsibility to guide not only with professionalism but also in an entertaining and fun way, making the visit the very best it can be.

I know that I can offer you the trip that YOU want. Exceeding your expectations will come as standard!

I look forward to meeting you!

Best wishes

John