Alasdair studied at the University of Cambridge, leaving with a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. His masters options included gravitational astrophysics, planetary geophysics, remote sensing and high resolution electron microscopy. He went on to earn a PGCE specialising in Science and Physics from the University of Bangor. A secondary teacher for over fifteen years, he has plenty of experience communicating scientific ideas.
He grew in Lancashire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Lake District and Snowdonia. After stints living in Cambridge, North Wales and the Cotswolds, he has lived in Somerset since 2002.
Given those amazing locations, it's no wonder he's been climbing, mountaineering, caving, white-water kayaking and skiing as long as he can remember. Growing up he spent most of my spare time in the hills. Recently, he's been spending more time sea kayaking and swimming, and has got into trail running.
He is an experienced mountain and cave leader, holding a range of qualifications including ML, SPA and LCL. He is also a course director for national climbing and navigation award schemes.