While Tom only became a fully qualified mountain guide in 2022, he’s made a huge impression on us and our clients. He first started working with MountainXperience as a trainee and we quickly realised his potential. After he passed his Mountain Leader assessment, we were over the moon when he asked to join our team.

Brought up in the not-so-mountain-y English county of Hampshire, Tom has spent the last 13 years exploring mountainous regions around the world, embarking on epic treks like the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail in the USA, to Everest Basecamp in Nepal, and the secluded ‘Lost City’ in Columbia – to name but a few.

In his spare time, you’ll often find Tom running around his local hills or swimming in the freshwater mountain lakes near his home in the beautiful Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Along with his wife Max, Tom is a trainee member of Aberglasyn Mountain Rescue Team and a keen member of the local Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) Wales.

We’ve heard numerous times from clients that, with Tom as your guide, he’ll keep you motivated and smiling all the way to the summit, even when the going gets tough.

Tom’s outdoor qualifications and CPD

  • Summer Mountain Leader

It’s essential that all outdoor professionals maintain regular CPD (continued professional development) to ensure they stay up-to-date within the industry. Here’s a selection of recent outdoor courses Tom has attended.

  • Snowdon for Mountain Leaders
  • NNAS Tutor Course
  • MTA Mountain Weather
  • MTA Mountain Geology

What have MountainXperience clients said about Tom?

Tom was an outstanding guide. Knowledgeable about the mountain and so encouraging when the going got tough!

Goldcrest via Tripadvisor

Tom was awesome! He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, enthusiastic, caring, very professional and supportive spurring us on every step of the way. He also knew his stuff from plants, moss, grasses, ferns, reeds to glaciers, mountains, history plus of course health and safety.

Claire via Airbnb Experiences

Tom was so helpful. Very informative with his knowledge and great motivational guy. He made a trip the best experience.

Graham_F via Viator

Tom was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He was good company and made the experience/adventure particularly memorable for my two young sons.

Rob T via Tripadvisor

(These are just a handful of the genuine testimonials about Tom that we’ve received from happy customers this season. Thanks Tom for making MountainXperience the number one outdoor provider on Tripadvisor.)

Tom’s selfie gallery