Andy is also involved in formal educational channels at the University of Portsmouth where he focuses on Crisis and Disaster Management, studying the psychology of human adaptability: how people cope with all forms of change, from the mundane to the extreme – survival on a large scale.
Like many of the instructors, Andy’s interest in survival techniques began as a child, reading Lofty Wiseman’s book “The SAS handbook to survival”. However, it wasn’t until after surviving 14 years as a Science teacher in an inner city Secondary school that he turned to doing survival courses.
Selco is our resident Croatia instructor. Selco shares his experiences from surviving in a city surrounded by the enemy army and cut off from power, food, water and other supplies for a year during the Balkan war.
Notable training achievements for Toby include training the winning team for the Polar Challenge 2006 (a race to the North Pole) and preparing Team Helmut for the Arctic Ultra Yukon Challenge 2009, as well as acting as a professional guide for numerous organizations and media companies in the frozen north.
Jenny has been an outdoor enthusiast for many years. With over 15 years experience working in the industry and a lifetime of exciting adventures, Jen has wide knowledge and skills. She spends her non earning living life travelling the world following her love for the adrenalin fuelled sports of mountain biking, surfing and rock climbing.