Key Personnel
Greg Wilson - Programme Leader/ Guide
As well as programme leader and a guide, Greg is also the General Manager at Wilderness Escapes. He has over 20 years experience in personal and team development coaching and facilitation, working with some of the world’s leading brands.

With an enormous passion for the outdoors and a keen wildlife enthusiast he has explored and run trips and expeditions throughout the UK over the last 15 years.

Stephen Mitchell MBPsSStephen Mitchell MbPsS
Since 1994, Stephen has worked in leadership development and as an executive and recovery coach. During that time, he has also become Ashridge accredited and accrued a wealth of experience as a relational and recovery psychologist.

Stephen has an ML (Mountain Leader) award, has a passion for the outdoors including wild mountain camping, skiing and canoeing.

Graham Freeman - Programme Consultant
Graham is a certified counsellor, sober coach and drug and alcohol intervention specialist. He works closely with families and individuals in relation to addiction and mental health.

Having worked voluntarily and professionally in this field for over 19 years, Graham has had the privilege of assisting countless individuals into recovery. Observing individuals and their families recover from the devastating effects of alcoholism and other addictions is his passion in life.

Graham Cook - Programme Ambassador
Graham has many years of International experience in the Wilderness therapy Industry, working with and partnering a number of innovative programmes, based in the UK, Europe and the USA. As an Adviser and International Agent, he has signposted countless families and individuals, to appropriate and sometimes life-changing programmes.

Graham is also a highly experienced Business & HR Consultant, and University Lecturer, specialising in Human Resource Management

Jessie Hope - Programme Therapist
Jessie is a mental health nurse with 18 years' experience in a variety of health care settings. She has spent 10 years in New Zealand working in therapeutic communities and as a lecturer at Auckland university.

With qualifications and accreditations in Mindfulness, meditation and pilates Jessie links both body and mind to enhance mental health and wellbeing.

Russell Bain - Programme Guide
Russell is an accomplished outdoor enthusiast guide and instructor with many years experience in mountaineering, canoeing, wildlife and nature guiding and professional wildlife photography.

Russell completed all of the Munro's in Scotland (282 Mountains over the height of 3000ft) by the age of 25.

All of the photographs on this website are taken by Russell.

Tim Whitehead - Programme Guide
Tim WhiteheadTim has been sailing from a very young age and has journeyed all around the UK, Europe and even crossed the Atlantic in the ARC race. With a background as lead instructor and Centre Manager, Tim oversees all things operational and safety related

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