Andrew Down

Andrew has over 18 years experience of working as an expedition leader with young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, having started as a volunteer and later running his own expedition provision.

Our “Man of the Mountain” is a qualified Summer Mountain Leader and acted at Suffolk County Councils consultant for Gold DofE expeditions, a role which required an in-depth knowledge of suitable routes with safety being priority. 

Andrew is an avid traveller and spends more time abroad than in the UK, he has visited and trekked across large parts of South and North America, recently enjoying a long trip to Patagonia. He has personal experience in Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa and much of Europe (Alps and Pyrenees being his favourite). 

Andrew lives on the Suffolk Coast and spends time cycling, cooking, reading and time with his granddaughters when he isn’t exploring the world or planning his next adventure.