Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Leadership Team

Mark Salmon - Expedition Leader

Mark is head of physical education and teacher in charge of outdoor education at The Wey Valley School, Weymouth. He has taken part in and lead many expeditions. These have included trips to Nepal, Colorado, Spain, French Alps and Mt. Rainier. Mark is very involved in the delivery of the outdoor and residential programme at the Wey Valley School and is in charge of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards Programme.
Mark is a Churchill Fellow and has been awarded the 2011 Stephenson Award for Outstanding service to Youth Expeditions from the Young Explorers' Trust (

Ollie Bray - Leader

Ollie has been climbing for the last 15 years. He is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, the Institute of Outdoor Learning and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is a qualified headteacher currently seconded to work as National Adviser for Learning and Technology Futures at Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS).  LTS is the government-funded agency in Scotland responsible for curriculum design and innovation.
Ollie has led and taken part in many previous expeditions include ventures to British Columbia, Alaska, Norway, Wyoming, Mt. Rainier, Dolomites and South Africa. Many of these ventures have been approved by outside agencies including the Young Explorers Trust, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the Dorset Expeditionary Society.
Ollie last trip to the Gates of the Arctic in 2010 won the 2010 Captain Scott Award for Youth Expeditions.
Ollie is a keen mountaineer, sea kayaker and open boater.

Clive Burgess

Retired Head of Upper School in a large Weymouth Secondary school. Co- Founder of the Dorset Expeditionary Society, he has 25 years experience of youth expeditions in the UK and overseas. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. He has led expeditions to Canada, the USA, South America, Europe. Climbing experience covers Alaska, Colorado, the Alps, Andes, Canada. His most demanding climb was on Mt McKinley (Denali), one of the world’s most demanding mountains.

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