Joint Adventures was set up by Adam McCluskey in 2004. With 20 years teaching experience under his belt, and almost the same number of years doing outdoor stuff, Adam decided it was time to indulge himself and develop what started out as a hobby and after school activity sessions, into something more. Joint Adventures was born so that he could take people out and share the outdoor adventure (to make it a joint adventure).
Adam is now very ably assisted by a team of instructors who each contribute a mix of skills and a lot of experience and make Joint Adventures successful.
Myself and my partner booked canyoning and gorge scrambling last minute. Adam replied to my email very quickly to let me know that he had availability just two days later which we were very happy about. The centre on Lake Road was really easy to find, we arrived early and Adam was there to greet us and made us feel at ease straight away...
Meet the Team
Joint Adventures was set up by Adam McCluskey in 2004. Adam has 20 years teaching experience under his belt, and almost the same number of years doing outdoor stuff. Adam is now assisted by a team of instructors who each contribute a mix of skills and personalities to the team.
Nigel is one of our most experienced mountain instructors. Nigel holds the M.I.C. and has climbed in many parts of the UK and abroad.
He also paddles kayak and canoe and is a keen fisherman.
Linda is an enthusiastic canoeist and kayaker and archery instructor.
Linda has a vast experience of teaching skills to children and adults and as a result they often come back for more.
Stuart is extremely friendly and enthusiastic towards all his groups. He has qualifications in hill walking, kayaking and canoeing, climbing, archery and mountain biking. He is equally skilled at managing adults and younger people. Stuart is also a Dofe Assessor,
Francis enjoys running climbing and gorge scrambling session. He holds the MIA qualification. He is very enthusiastic and adaptable and as well as instructing spends most of his time out climbing somewhere.
Claire combines outdoor instruction with primary school teaching. She holds qualifications in kayak and canoe as well as climbing, hill walking and caving.
Claire particularly enjoys canoe expeditions and journeys. Claire is very much a people person and quickly establishes rapport with groups.
Simon has qualifications in Hill walking, and rock climbing as well as competency in many of the local gorges. He has also gained much technical knowledge through working for Lyon Equipment. Simon combines freelance instruction with working as a Techcnial Information and Aftersales Administrator at Lyon Equipment Limited
Neil is a a specialist water sports instructor. He has a creative approach to working with groups and his natural enthusiasm for seeing individuals progress and learn makes him an excellent instructor.
Stuart has 20 years experience of leading groups in the outdoors. He has led hill walking expeditions all over the UK, with an extensive knowledge of the Lake District Fells and the Scottish Highlands. Stuart is also a very experience canoe coach, and has led canoe expeditions on most of the canoe-able rivers in England and Scotland as well as abroad. He also has great interest in wildlife and ecology.
Tom leads sessions in canoe, kayaking, climbing and hill walking. He has a very relaxed and friendly approach to working with all sorts of groups and makes things simple clear and fun.