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David Bloomfield

David Bloomfield

Dependable | Gregarious | Interested

Mini Bio

Life’s all about the journey. From mathematics teacher to ski instructor to Medical Doctor, I’ve had an eclectic career. I did my mathematics degree and secondary school teaching in York, but completed my medical studies in Scotland and New Zealand. So it’s fair to say I’ve travelled around a bit.

During my time I’ve been lucky enough to walk, climb, ski and ride all over the British Isles and internationally. The experiences I’ve had with other people in the outdoors have taught me so much about myself and the world generally, I can’t wait to share new adventures. Whether it’s cycling from Lands end to John o groats or climbing 6000m peaks in the Andes – It’s all about enjoying the ride.

Favourite Place to Play

I’m lucky to have the Peak District on my doorstep, so I get to go climbing on grit stone regularly. Plus the pub walks are superb too.

Not a lot of People Know This

I love a good game of chess. If there’s a board in the corner of the hotel bar – I’m your man!

Qualifications Read More
  • Medical Doctor – currently working in A+E
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • CSIA Canadian Ski Instructor – Level 1
  • Wilderness First Aid – 16hr course
  • Mathematics Degree with PGCE
Experience Read More
  • 20 years of experience Alpine summer climbing, skiing, and ski touring
  • International mountaineering: Several ascents over 6000m in the Andes, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Toubkal
  • Countless UK adventures, including riding LEJOG in 11 days, canoeing the Caledonian Canal, and walking sections of the South West Coast Path.
  • As I’ve gotten older, I’ve switched over to biking more. So my current “best day ever” would be a nice day ride around the Peaks – with a café stop, obviously.
Biggest Adventure Read More

A three week adventure climbing 6000m peaks in the Andes. There was just two of us and we did a lot of bivvies above 5000m. The sense of isolation and adventure was profound.

Specialist Subject Read More

Whisky and Cocktails. I love waxing on about my favourite Speyside and Islay single malts. But, in recent times, I’ve got a newfound appreciation for blended whiskys. I also make a mean Manhattan.

Book a trip with David

Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
Wilderness Walking – The Coast of Cornwall
1st Jun - 7th Jun 2024
4 place(s) leftGuaranteed 2,595Book Now
Wilderness Walking – National Parks of the UK
15th Sep - 24th Sep 2024
2 place(s) leftGuaranteed 3,295Book Now

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