Nigel Gardner

Mountain terrain is the best training environment as you use muscles you wont normally use in a gym

Nigel Gardner

Safety Crew

Introducing Meningitis Now safety team member Nigel Gardner

Dayjob - Painter

My favourite part of being on the Safety Team - meeting like minded people who all share something in common, most of which are very inspiring. I enjoy helping them achieve their goal of completing the challenges while at the same time spending a great weekend with my amazing fellow team members.

Dislikes it when - my alarm go's off in the mornings!

Likes it when - I can get out into the mountains for a few days

My advice to participants would be to train regular and frequent but get out on the mountains as often as possible carrying all the kit (or more) that you will carry on the challenge, mountain terrain is the best training environment as you use muscles you wont normally use in a gym. After a hard training session or a day in the mountains always have a protein drink to replenish those aching muscles, most of all follow the advice in your training manual and don't be afraid to ask us for help or advice.

Our UK treks and challenges couldn’t go ahead without our invaluable safety team and qualified mountain leaders. Each and every one of them retain expert knowledge, understanding and a passion for outdoor pursuits and the mountains we climb. They are on hand to ensure the wellbeing of our participants, navigating them through each trek safely and providing words of encouragement to help everyone complete their challenge.