Dean has been active in the outdoors since his teens and was climbing in the Alps from the age of 16. He managed to combine outdoor activities with a 22 year Armed Forces career and has travelled extensively throughout the world. He now lives in North Wales with his wife and two dogs. 

Climbing, kayaking and mountaineering across many parts of the globe he has a raft of qualifications including Mountain Leader and Level Four Kayak Coach. 


For the events that Mali will be attending please go here!


These are Dean’s Mountain Qualifications. Dean also has the following: Aspirant level 5 inland kayak coach, level 3 sea, level 3 surf and canoe. 4 star assessor, canoe safety test assessor and paddleboard instructor. Phew!

Qualifications Gallery


You take part in Dean’s walks at your own risk. We recommend that you take out activity personal accident and holiday insurance policies to cover losses including loss of income.

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)