Technical Advisers

Meet our Technical Advisers

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British Exploring Society utilises a network of specialist Technical Advisors who provide advice and consultancy to support and uphold the planning and operational development of all our expeditions.

Our Technical Advisors are highly experienced experts in their field who help us to set and maintain the highest of standards across all our procedures and delivery by providing highly-valuable and appropriate challenge and scrutiny.

Andy Charlton - Technical Advisor: Mountains

Andy is a mountaineer, mountaineering instructor, mountain safety advisor & director of specialist organisation providing outdoor training and skill development. Hooked on the outdoor life from an early age, Andy's been lucky enough to climb, run, walk and mountaineer extensively in the UK and around the world, pushing himself personally and professionally in the mountains.

Dr Lucy Obolensky - Technical Advisor: Medical

Dr Lucy Obolensky MBChB MRCS MCEM MRCGP MScSEM DTM&H FBES FRGS is a portfolio career doctor specialising in remote and global medicine. When in the UK Lucy works clinically as an Emergency Medicine staff grade and GP and is currently working as a PHEM doctor with the Devon Air Ambulance. In her academic career Lucy is the programme lead for the Global and Remote Healthcare Masters at Plymouth University

Martin Hewitt - Technical Advisor: Disability Engagement

Martin supports British Exploring Society by providing advice and consultancy with respect to disability engagement. Martin provides advice on operational plans & protocols, recruitment guidelines and support needs.

James Dyer - Technical Advisor: Jungle

James supports British Exploring Society by providing technical advice and consultancy for all expeditions in jungle environments. James supports our operational planning and safety management protocols, advises on leader recruitment & training including technical competence assessments.

Nigel Williams - Technical Advisor: Cold Environments

Nigel is one of the most experienced, influential and highly respected outdoor professionals in the industry. Nigel has undertaken countless mountaineering and exploratory expeditions all over the world, including in the Himalayas, Alaska and Greenland, and is particularly fond of cold places, whether on foot or skis. He has worked with a wide variety of organisations and industry bodies throughout his career to promote provision, training and education in the outdoors.

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