Tony Dewes was born and brought up in Yorkshire, close to both the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales. He spent more than 20 years as a college and university lecturer before becoming a full time outdoor instructor. Tony has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Central and Southern America, and been a guide since 2002. “I love taking people to wild and remote places, and creating those special memories for people to treasure.” When not leading trips, Tony loves to cook, particularly Asian cuisine, and has recently begun learning to play the ukulele. He is an active member of a mountain rescue team in Cumbria, where he resides with his wife, Jackie.
Tony's knowledge of the area—history, plants, geography—added a lot to the hike. His sense of humor and interaction with the group was wonderful.