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 sense of humor and good fun always came through, and he was extremely knowledgeable, particularly when we got to Yorkshire. He was completely delightful to be around, full of stories and local lore. I thought he was overall terrific.
Tony was a major asset. Unflagging good humor, seemingly boundless energy, knows the area like the back of his hand, AND he plays the ukulele.
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.