After 15 years in the fire service, Richard co-founded Pied A Terre Adventures, with Kirstie, in 2011. His infectious passion for the outdoors shines through his 20+ years of mountain exploration and impressive collection of qualifications that include Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader, Nordic Walking Instructor, Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health, NNAS Tutor Award, Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader (IML). As lead guide, Richard has trained and guided adventurers worldwide, helping people overcome challenges, learn new skills, and find delight in the outdoors.
In the past, Richard has provided first aid in the local community as a volunteer Community First Responder and now volunteers as a Team Leader for Sussex Search Dogs. In his rare spare moments, he savours family time and embraces a slower pace of life with movie nights at home or at the cinema.