Mountain Leader since 2011. Richard was a Cub, Scout and Air Scout. He first went hillwalking aged 11 while on a scout camp at Edale in the Peak District. This sparked an interest in outdoor activities. Richard enjoys off road running, mountain biking, mountaineering and sailing (but not all at the same time.) He has run the full Clarendon marathon 14 times. Richard became an Assistant Scout leader at the 11th Winchester in 2009 and is now an Assistant Explorer Scout leader at Excalibur. He regularly helps with the Hampshire County Scouts Mountaineering team in Snowdonia and elsewhere. Richard's favourite ascent was watching the sun rise as he climbed Dufourspitze in Switzerland.