At Jagged Globe we take leadership of our expeditions very seriously, as we understand that the key to a successful expedition is strong leadership. All Jagged Globe climbing expeditions to the Nepalese Himalaya, as well as some of our tougher treks, are led by experienced UK leaders. You can read their bios on the Leadership Page of our website. Our expedition leaders are supported by our excellent Sherpa guides and porters.
Jamie Holding (Kyajo Ri and Ama Dablam)
Jamie has previously been to Nepal three times to Mera and Island Peak, Khumbu Climber and Ama Dablam. He described an ascent of Island Peak as "one of the best days I have ever had in the mountains". Jamie also works every summer on our Alpine Courses.
Adele Pennington (Cholatse)
Adele is one of the UK's most experienced high altitude mountaineers. She has been leading Jagged Globe teams on mountains from Kilimanjaro to Everest, since 2001.
Olan Parkinson (Mera and Island Peak)
Tree surgeon and drummer, Olan has led four previous expeditions for us to Nepal, including a previous Mera and Island Peak expedition.
Alex Langdon (Khumbu Climber)
Alex has led previous expeditions for us to Nepal and Tibet and is undoubtedly one of our most highly-respected and popular leaders.
Patrick Hickie (Mera Peak)
Patrick has worked on our Scottish Winter Courses and will be leading his first expedition for us this autumn. He has led expeditions all over the world, including Nepal where he did the first ascent of the south face of Tilicho Peak (7,134m).
Max Hunter (Mera Peak)
Max is one of our key Mountaineering Instructors on our Scottish Winter Courses. Last year he led a Jagged Globe team on Kilimanjaro and this will be his first Mera Peak expedition.
John Armstrong (Dhaulagiri Circuit)
John is a Mountaineering Instructor and is massively experienced. He has been leading expeditions for Jagged Globe for 20 years. During that time he has led teams on mountains all over the world, including six expeditions to Nepal.
Cat Trebilco (Everest 3 Peaks 3 Passes)
Cat has worked on our Scottish Winter Courses and will be leading for us in Nepal this season for the first time. She has previously climbed Mera and Island Peak.
Harry McAulay (Saribung and Upper Mustang)
Harry has been involved with Jagged Globe since the very early days. He has an incredible depth of high-altitude experience and did a reconnaissance of Saribung (6,328m) last year. He loved the area and is going back to lead this year's team.
Alun Richardson (Kangchenjunga Circuit)
Photographer, Author, Mountain Guide, Expediton Leader.. Alun is another leader who has been part of the Jagged Globe family for a very long time. He is passionate about Nepal and the mountain communities.
Ed Chard (Kyajo Ri)
Jagged Globe Head of Operations, Ed Chard, is back in Nepal this coming season to lead a team on Kyajo Ri. Ed appoints all of the leaders listed above!