The team is headed by Bruce Lee, our legendary organiser. Bruce, a former Warrant Officer, holds the ML, SPA, is BCU Level 2 Coach and also holds the military equivalent of the MIA. Bruce’s organisation is, well..military in its precision, yet is the friendliest instructor you could hope to meet!

Bruce Lee, DofE Team Leader
Bruce is supported frequently by Des Barlow – Des holds the MIA (Mountaineering Instructor Award) and served for over 20 years in the Parachute Regiment. Des is also a Level 4 Coach. Des has led many expeditions around the globe including in the Nepal Himalayas and Africa.
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Ian Beach (left; and main picture) has worked for TrekCo for many years. An experienced instructor with ML and SPA, Beachy hopes to gain his MIA soon and has climbed the Matterhorn as well as peaks in the Himalayas and elsewhere.

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Steve Ranger holds the MIA and the International Mountain Leader Award. Founder of TrekCo, he often works in Bruce’s team for DofE expeditions – especially in the Peak District, Lakes and North Wales. Steve has led and been on many treks and expeditions in North and South America, New Zealand, the Alps and the Nepal Himalaya. Steve has an MA in Education and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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Andy Camis holds the Summer Mountain Leader Award and the SPA as well as being a Level 2 Coach. Andy is a former college lecturer in outdoor pursuits and is also Director of Training at TrekCo.
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Vicky Watson is Chief Instructor at TrekCo, and a DofE Assessor as well as holding the SPA. Vicky works on and assesses many of our DofE Expeditions.
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Abhijit Rai holds a Diploma from the Himalayan School of Mountaineering in Darjeeling. Having worked as a trek leader and mountain guide in the Himalayas in Nepal for many years, Abhi now assists on DofE at TrekCo. Abhi also holds the SPA and ML and is a Level 2 Coach.
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Ian Winterburn is a holder of the Summer Mountain Leader Award and also a member of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team in the northern part of the Peak District. Ian is an accomplished fell runner and assists on DofE at TrekCo. Ian also holds the SPA.
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These DofE team leaders and principal assistants are backed up by a strong team of instructors who help train and assess for DofE expeditions. We have 50 staff and can draw upon a huge wealth of talent and experience to help with your expedition.