Kate

Kate

Visitor Service Manager

I started at Mountain Goat in 2015 and last year started  The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) in the Visitor Economy at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus. I love working at Mountain Goat as no idea is thrown out without consideration and I have been lucky enough to organise the Windermere Christmas Markets for the past 4 years which has been an amazing working experience. 

When I'm not working I love hiking on the fells with my partner and son and visiting Scotland. 

Derek

Derek

Driver Guide

I enjoy meeting and chatting to people from all over the World. I regard it as a personal challenge to try to engage with every guest by finding out where they are from and what they are particularly interested in so that they get the most out of their day with Mountain Goat. I really enjoy sharing my “office”, the Lake District National Park, particularly the “out of the way places”; with everyone. It is the best office anyone could possibly have; whatever the season or weather! I am glad people like my humour!

Asia

Asia

Sales Manager

 I have lived in the Lake District all my life and love calling it my home. I enjoy recommending and organising itineraries for domestic and international visitors to the aware and showing them areas they may not have otherwise visited. I love how diverse and fast paced my role is at Mountain Goat and everyday is different. Cumbria is steeped in history, beautiful natural landscape and we are blessed with not one but two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on our doorstep. 

When I'm not working I love getting out onto the fells and walking with my family & partner, if the weather allows or heading overseas to explore other parts of the world. 

Jim

Jim

Driver Guide

After qualifying as a teacher (art) I took a job with British Antarctic Survey. 2 ½ years there followed by 6 months fooling around South America knocked the teaching nonsense out of me. I came to Langdale for a weekend’s climbing in 1973 and stayed: 17 years as a National Trust Warden and 20 years as a wood carver and sculptor. Now in my 8th year with Mountain Goat I hope I can entertain and inform the people who come with us and pass on a little of my enthusiasm for the lumpy bits of Northern England.
 
Interests: Travel, Flight, India, Skiing, Baroque music, Amdram
 
Being a Mountain Goat guide beats working for a living and we get some nice toys to play with.

Jon

Jon

Transport Manager

Mark

Mark

Driver-guide

A Yorkshireman born and bred, who is proud to live and work within the beautiful English Lake District. Mark enjoys travelling the world but always loves coming home to ‘The Lakes’. Throughout his late teens and early twenties Mark explored the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors but then ‘discovered’ the Lake District which has since become his home.

After running his own business for many years Mark now delights in being a tour guide sharing his passion of Northern England with visitors from all over the world.

Mark has a keen mind for science and geography, he also enjoys astronomy, meteorology, science fiction, gardening, keep fit and cooking and is currently learning to speak Japanese.

Duncan

Duncan

Driver-guide

Duncan was born on the outskirts of the great northern industrial city of Manchester towards the end of its industrial heritage. Part of a family that grew up in the industrial revolution of the Lancashire cotton mills he would sit for hours listening to his great grandparents and aunts talk about the harsh life and conditions of industrial England. This is where his love of history developed. Whilst still a young boy the family moved to the fringes of the English Lake District, which he considers ‘home’. After a time serving in the Royal Air Force he developed a love for world travel, visiting many places around the globe.

“I consider myself to have been lucky in life, being able to travel and meet people from different countries and rich cultures but nothing compares to the joy of travelling the Lake District and sharing it with the people I meet.”

Mike

Mike

Driver-guide

Konomi

Konomi

Japanese guide

Tony

Tony

Driver-guide