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About Us

Go Wild Experiences is run by former charity professional Emma Douglas and is designed to give individuals and companies the rush of a lifetime, and help charities to raise vital funds.

The Team

Committed Professionals

Driven by a passion to support good causes and a love of exploring the outdoors, the Go Wild Experiences team of skilled professionals are committed to delivering amazing events, helping teams and individuals to achieve things they never thought possible. All event instructors are either ex-military mountain leaders or rock climbing and ropes experts. Their role is to guide, support and encourage guests, giving them the confidence to rise to every challenge. Each staff member is experienced in getting the best out of people and all are qualified in health and safety and first aid.

Operations Director

Emma Douglas

From strolling around National Trust sites and climbing lush hills in the peak district, to skiing in the French Alps, Emma loves to be out in the open air. She spent several months travelling around North America and experienced some of natures most beautiful creations; dipping in the icy water at New Hampshire’s Diana’s Baths Waterfall and trekking to the bottom of the awesome Grand Canyon where Emma was rendered, she says for only the second time in her life, completely speechless, (the first time was her first sighting of Niagara Falls.)

Her love of travel has taken her to far flung places like Thailand, Goa, Dubai, Canada, Morocco and Finland to name but a few. Travelling the world in search of gorgeous scenery and exciting adventures is one of Emma’s favourite pastimes.

Lead Technical Team Leader

Paddy Cave

Paddy Cave holds the Mountaineering Instructor’s Certificate, the highest UK certificate available.

His experience ranges from UK summer and winter climbing, to alpine climbing, and Himalayan expeditions, often as the expedition leader, tackling some of the major peaks of the range and helping clients fulfill their dreams. He has completed 14 first ascents of peaks in the northern Himalayas and has taken clients out trekking and climbing all over the world.

Senior Mountain Leader

Oz Challis

Austin, or Oz as he prefers to be known is an experienced Mountain Leader who has travelled to places like India, Chile, Costa Rica, Morocco, the Alps and Pyrenees.

Oz’s greatest strength is working with groups of all ages, especially when there’s a sense of challenge to overcome. He’s had plenty of practice with his two daughters who he regularly coaxes and encourages up hills and rocks.

Senior Mountain Leader

John Leightley

For the past 10 years John has spent as much time as possible exploring the outdoors, whether on two feet, two wheels or in the water. He’s travelled extensively and lead groups up numerous peaks around the world including an expedition to Mount Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains.

Technical Team Leader

Innes MacDonald

Innes has spent the past 15 years inspiring groups and individuals on the mountains. He firmly believes in the beneficial impact that adventures in the outdoors can have on any individuals, teams and organisations.

Over the years Innes has led expeditions to Peru, Borneo, Morocco, China, and organised challenge events, in a mixed range of terrains and climates, throughout Europe and UAE.

Senior mountain leader

Tom Greenwood

Tom holds the Mountaineering Instructor Award.

Tom’s experience ranges from UK summer climbing and winter climbing with a few first ascents, to climbing in the Alps and Norway. He has spent the past 10 years guiding clients in the Mountains in summer and winter.

senior mountain and tech leader

joe harrop

Joe is predominately a rock climbing instructor, but also leads groups in the technical ghylls and canyons of the UK.

He has a passion for the outdoors and has led groups all over the UK and Europe. Joe has been instructing on Go WIld Experiences events from the very beginning and regulalry gets excellent feedback from our participants.

Senior mountain and tech leader

Mark Eddy

Since college, Mark has walked and climbed the mountains of England, Wales, Scotland, and throughout Europe, with over 25 years experience. He’s passionate about the mountain environment, and will make every effort to share his mountain skills, so at the end of a day you are not only refreshed & invigorated, but have gained knowledge of the mountains and how to travel amongst them.

Mark has a BSc in Geography (Open University), and holds the UK Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications.

senior mountain leader and rock climbing instructor

richard maywhort

RIchard is a qualified rock climbing instructor, mountain leader and winter mountain leader, and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Award.

Are you ready

To Take The Plunge?

If you’re a company or a charity and you’d like to know how we could help you or have any other questions, you can give us a call on 0161 922 8666 or 0044 161 922 8666 if outside the UK, or complete the easy form.

But if you’re just raring to go and want to book yourself onto one of our great events – and can see the event which you want – then go for it, and get booked!

Coniston Slaughter

The Lakes, England

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The Mountain

Winterfell, Northern Ireland (1.5 Days)

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Paterdale Roar

Paterdale, England

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Peak of the Devil

The Peak District, England

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The Breconing

Brecon Beacons, Wales

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Loch Down

Loch Tay, Scotland

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Kerry Me Home

County Kerry, Ireland (2 Day)

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T-Rekd

Jurassic Coast, England (2 Day)

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Activities Available

On Your Experience

The activities vary from experience to experience; this activity key will help you to find the one that’s right for you. Click on the activities to read a bit more about what they entail. Each experience will feature some of these activties. Once you’ve found the ones that excite you, you can check the experience location that will allow you to face them.