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Mark Joyce

Prepared | Persistent | Patient

Mini Bio

Regarding my adventure journey, some people say I’ve been lucky. But I say it’s about making my own luck in pursuit of adventure. Pursuing a professional career in engineering was a choice, but I always knew it was secondary to my passion to be outside exploring and learning new skills. I’d joke about returning to work on a Monday morning for a rest after the weekend’s activities. From an early age, I’d divert much-needed funds and time into adventures around caving, kayaking, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, flying, and travelling. As life moved on the adventures continued and widened into various corners of the world, with so many places and adventures still remaining.

Places to Play

The British Isles – almost anywhere where there’s water and rock.

Not many people know this

I’d left the aircraft at 15000’ with an intention of opening my parachute at 3000’. With an unexpected total malfunction less than 12 seconds from the ground, I decided it was no time to panic.

Qualifications Read More
  • Summer ML
  • Winter ML
  • International Mountain Leader
  • Outdoor First Aid
Experience Read More

Adventured throughout the UK, the Alps, Andes and Himalaya. Led numerous multi-week treks and development programmes with teenagers in various corners of the World. Spend several weeks a year training and assessing UK Mountain Leaders.

Biggest Adventure Read More

Attempting the 6800m Ama Dablam in the Himalaya. Thwarted from reaching the summit by a dangerous icefall the disappointment soon evaporated as the ‘adventure’ turned into a high altitude rescue of a veery sick friend.

Specialist Subject Read More

I can bore people with my considerable knowledge of UK railway signalling and control systems.

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