Anne

Anne

Driver-guide

Gerry

Gerry

Driver-guide

Gerry was born and bred in the Lake District. His past career has been quite varied, after leaving school having a number of jobs, at the age of 28 joined the Ambulance Service as an Ambulance man, through promotion, rising to the rank of Director of operations in the Hampshire Ambulance Service. "On retirement it had always been my intention to return to the Lake District. Fortunately I joined Mountain Goat Tours as a Driver Guide some 15 years ago. This has given me the opportunity meet a wide range of people, from many cultures and countries throughout the world.
Being in a position to show them the beautiful countryside, talk about the many famous inhabitants, Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, Coleridge and many others, always gives me a feeling of pride in the past history of the area.
Showing clients the beauty of the Countryside, the mountains and Valleys, trodden in the past by Romans and Vikings. Written about by many, the Famous wainwright guide books. Mountain Goat Tours ensures that we are able to show travellers places of beauty off the beaten track.
It gives me great pride to be able to give pleasure, through Mountain Goat Tours to so many people from many diverse areas through the world."

Geoff

Geoff

Driver-guide

Geoff has worked for Mountain Goat Tours for 5 years, after a huge transition from motor industry to tourism however always customer related.

"I moved up to Cumbria 21 years ago from the south and never looked back. I became a member of Kirkby Stephen mountain rescue team in 2008 and remained a member for 9 years. I also worked in the Middle East for 3 years in a number of countries, so have seen the world. However, nothing gives me greater happiness than working as a tour driver for Mountain Goat Tours and sharing our beautiful landscape with our national and international visitors or being out walking those high peaks of the Lake District."

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

Lisa

Lisa

Driver-guide

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.