Dan Bottomley is a former Royal Marines Commando who founded the company in 2018, He is a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and a Winter Mountain Leader and member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). He has trained in Coaching & Mentoring and has over 10 years' experience working in the outdoor industry.
At the age of 18 he signed up to join the Royal Marines and after completing the hardest basic training in the world he passed out to earn his coveted Green Beret and then joined a Commando Unit.
On the 4th of Dec 2008 Dan was on operations with 45 Commando in Afghanistan. On that day Dan suffered life changing injuries after stepping on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). He instantly lost his left foot and later in hospital lost fingertips. With a positive attitude and hard work, Dan completed rehabilitation and 10 months later went trekking in the Himalayas.
Dan discovered rock climbing not long after he was injured, and a new passion began. This in turn developed into a love of the mountains and led to relocation to the Lakes to pursue a desire of Climbing, Scrambling, Hill Walking and Fell Running.