Sion Bailey – Events Manager


Sion is a proud Welshman and a keen rugby player. He also has a keen interest in the outdoors; Sion is a twitcher who prides himself on being able to identify any bird by its call!!

Sion comes to us with a wealth of experience gained over a number of years in the industry. Based in the UK, Sion will be running our European adventures in 2018.


Jim Coughlan


A keen outdoorsman, Jim enjoys long-distance running, climbing, snow sports, bushcraft and hillwalking. To relax Jim enjoys walking with Brannagh, his Black Labrador and Poppy, his food-obsessed Beagle!

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Formed the company in 2005.


Jim is a former Royal Marines Commando Senior NCO who has led troops literally all over the world. As well as extensive military training in leadership, navigation, survival and mountaineering, he has also undergone many civilian training courses, including Mountain Leader, winter mountaineering and Emergency First Aid training.  In 2006 Jim graduated from the Open University with an Honours degree in Social Science with Politics.


In 2012 Jim was drafted in as an adviser on an episode of the Channel 4 series “Hidden Talent” to train and test “The Human Satnav” More information here.


Jim has planned and executed adventurous expeditions in the UK and abroad for the Royal Navy, and was also involved in the planning and delivery of UK and arctic survival courses on behalf of numerous charities. He has been organising successful Three Peaks Challenges since 2006, and regular customers include RBS, Wilkinson’s stores, Veolia, Premium Credit, Epilepsy Action, CLIC Sargent, Maggie’s and Sense.


Tom Furey


Tom is a keen climber, gorge walker, Kayaker and mountain biker.  A self-confessed "Kit geek" if you need advice about the latest piece of kit or clothing Tom's your man!

Based in North Wales, Tom has worked with us for over 8 years now and has become a familiar face to many of our returning customers.


He completed over 30 full Three Peaks Challenges in 2017, which pretty much makes him an expert on the 3 Peaks!


Tom is an extremely knowledgeable mountain professional who will make sure that you and your team have a safe, enjoyable event.



Steve Mellor


He has produced a series of Three Peaks Challenge fitness training programmes to dramatically increase all Mountain and Glen customers' chances of a successful challenge.

Steve is our Training and Nutrition adviser.

Steve holds a BSc from the University Of Leeds & MSc from the prestigious Loughborough University. He has spent a number of years lecturing undergraduates in various areas including fitness and training, strength and conditioning as well as Nutrition for Sports performance modules.


He has written and delivered High Performance conditioning programmes for a wide range of sports and international athletes. Having also worked within the fitness industry for 10 years as an Advanced Personal Trainer; his clients have ranged from Arctic explorers to those wanting to shed the pounds. With an unrivalled passion for outdoor exercise and a desire to see his clients achieve their goals, Steve firmly believes in applying simple and effective exercise strategies, used in elite sport, to everyday exercisers.

Steve is an elite rower and ultra endurance athlete. When he is not developing the Mountain and Glen training programmes, he can be found on the river working towards his next goal.