David Norris


International mountain leader


Hiking – Snowshoeing


I am an experienced international mountain leader and all-round outdoor educator. I am also a winter mountaineering and climbing instructor, the highest UK mountaineering qualification and deliver winter/summer CPDs for BAIML trekking guides.

After completing 22 years in the British Army, mainly delivering adventure training, I worked as an outdoor trainer in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and the UAE. I still work with the UK military delivering development courses summer and winter.

As well as leading treks, I run my own adventure-based company in the foothills of the French Pyrenees: Lesparrou Retreats and Adventures. I live there with my wife Louise, son Jake and two dogs Mir and Storm.

I believe there are many beautiful wild places that have lasting memories but it is the people you meet along the way that make them stay in your mind.

When not guiding treks, you’ll find me cycling, paddling, skiing, climbing, snowshoeing and listening to music.…loud!



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