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MEET THE TEAM

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When you love the outdoors as much as we do, working for Mount Cook is more of a passion than a job!
Meet our adventurous, enthusiastic team:
WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
Co-founding and building Mount Cook. After my family, the best thing I have done so far. 
YOUR MOST INTERESTING HOBBY:
 Motorbiking anywhere or anyhow.
A LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
I can play the Saxophone (badly)

COLIN

Director
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I am from Derbyshire - born and bred!
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG: 
My favourite song has to be Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen.
FAVOURITE FOOD COMBO:
Cauliflower cheese and bacon!

ROBIN

Director
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YOUR MOST INTERESTING FACT:
You never let the fact get in the way of a good story!
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG:
 Proclaimers I would walk 500 miles, of course!
YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING:
This is fun & you are having it! (usually when trying to convince someone that Scotland is stunning when it's Wet, Wild & Windy!) 

STEVE

CEO
FAVOURITE OLYMPIC SPORT:
Ski Cross where they barge each other off the course!
FAVOURITE SONG:
Oasis - Wonderwall
FAVOURITE LOCATION:
The Lake District

MATT

Centre Manager
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG:
Any song from Ziggy Alberts!
FAVOURITE FOOD COMBINATION:
Curry on toast (salty butter on the toast too)!
FAVOURITE SAYING:
Be a little kinder than you have to be!

LAUREN

Deputy Manager

THE MOST INTERESTING FACT YOU KNOW:

The size of the international space station is based on the width of a horse's rear end. 

MOUNT COOK'S BEST ACTIVITY? Team Building

YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING:

If it happens once, it will never happen again. If it happens twice, it will certainly happen a third time.

BERNIE

Activities Manager
DREAM HOLIDAY:
Safari in South Africa
FAVOURITE LOCATION: Queenstown, New Zealand
PARTY TRICK:
Really bad Parkour, 
LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
once crash landed in a hot air balloon

MARY

Bookings Manager
FAVOURITE FOOD COMBO:
Lasagne Sandwiches
YOUR BEST HOBBY:
Watching the Ice Hockey - Let's Go Panthers!
INTERESTING FACT:
The odds of getting a royal flush in poker are exactly 1 in 649,740

CHARLEE

Bookings Coordinator

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: 

Sheffield originally but lived in Wirksworth since 1987

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

Walking - absolutely love it!

BEST JOKE:

Did you hear about the magic tractor? It went down the road and turned into a field.

JANE

Sales & Marketing Manager

MOST INTERESTING FACT YOUR KNOW:

A T-rex would most likely have had excellent eyesight and they probably quacked like a large duck.

FAVOURITE FOOD COMBO:

Peanut butter and literally anything else.

BEST JOKE:

My wife said I would never be able to make a car out of spaghetti, you should have seen her face when I drove pasta.

MADELINE

Sales & Marketing Officer

FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:

I love the Archaeological Dig we do with all the history packages.

FAVOURITE LOCATION:

North West Highlands of Scotland; fav' location and dream holiday all rolled into one!

BEST OLYMPIC SPORT: 

I love the Olympics, I can be glued to even the most obscure thing; climbing is on for the first time this year!

PHIL

Educational Instructor

MOLLY

MOLLY

Activity Supervisor

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who's there?

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...MOOOOO

BEST GLOBAL LOCATION:

FAVOURITE FOOD COMBO:

Swimming in the Austrian Lakes

Potatoes and anything. But I think Potato Waffles, Bacon and Eggs is a winning breakfast combination.

FAVOURITE JOKE:

FAVOURITE LOCATION:
Arizona USA
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY:
Bushcraft. I believe in the value of getting back to a simpler state of mind as well as understanding the past. Enabling children to play outside and learn how to use our natural resources is very important.
KNOWN FOR:
Making a tea for myself without asking anyone else if they want one.

BILLY

Instructor

KENNY

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Liverpool
YOUR MOST INTERESTING HOBBY:
Photography/ Art
A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU:
I was once hit by a car
Apprentice

THE MOST INTERESTING FACT YOU KNOW:

Elephants are the only animal other than humans that have a chin.

FAVOURITE SAYING:

Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY: Hokkaido (the island above Japan) in Autumn

ELIJAH

Apprentice
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Doncaster
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG:
Wait Here - Kid Quill
WHAT IS THE BEST OLYMPIC SPORT:
Skeleton

JADE

Apprentice
DREAM HOLIDAY:
Got to be Canada, although more likely to be Malaysia as my daughter lives there!
FAVOURITE SONG: 
Too many to choose from! Anything from Pretty Woman, Shrek or Bat out of Hell.
BEST KNOWN FOR:
Loving a spreadsheet.

KAREN

Bookkeeper

STEVE

FAVOURITE FOOD COMBO:
Steak & anything!
BEST LOCATION: 
Derbyshire - born and bred! Black Rocks was my playground and as I have grown older, I appreciate the area more and more.
TOP OLYMPIC SPORT:
Pentathlon - an impressive skill set!
Maintenance

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

New Zealand

YOUR PARTY TRICK:

I can lay an egg a third of my body size

YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY:

Back to my homeland of New Zealand

 

YOUR FAVOURITE SONG:

The Haka

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: 

Unlike many other birds, I have nostrils at the end of my beak

KEITH

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