Who we are

Daniel Claricoates MC

Danny has always enjoyed being outdoors. From a very young age he could be found in the fields and woodlands around his home in Plymouth, and exploring the amazing tors and open moorland of Dartmoor. His passion to journey and adventure developed in to a way of life, and he climbed his first mountain, in Morocco, aged just 16 years old.

 

Danny Joined the Royal Marines when he was 17 spending most of his career as a Reconnaissance Operator. He has traveled all over the world from deserts to the Arctic and from the mountains to the sea. He operationally deployed for 2 tours to Afghanistan.

Actions during his first tour saw him awarded the Military Cross and a situation involving his team during his second saw him diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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After his diagnosis Danny was involved in an expedition to the Himalayas. During that expedition he learnt the outdoors could be far more than what he already knew...He discovered  the outdoors is an amazing vehicle for rehabilitation and he began to study the theory of Adventure Therapy and Development.

 

After his career in the Royal Marines ended he re trained and become a teacher and outdoor practitioner. Now he spends his time supporting and facilitating learning and development for others nearly always using the outdoors as the vehicle to this. 

Danny has been involved in many expeditions around the world, from diving in Borneo and Tanzania to mountaineering in the UK, Europe, the Himalayas and to the roof of the Antarctic cotenant. 

 

Danny is a full member of the Mountain Training Association, the British Mountaineering Council, The British Canoe Union  and the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

Danny loves working with young people and adults of all ages and loves to experience and learn about new countries, cultures and people. 

Sarah Claricoates

Sarah grew up in Plymouth and was often found outside playing in the fields and woodlands surrounding her home.

Sarah joined the Royal Navy when she was just 18 and progressed from a writer to a Communications Technician.

 

Sarah has had some amazing adventures all over the world including the Caribbean, America, Iraq, the Himalayas and all over Europe. 

 

Sarah was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis whilst serving in the Royal navy, and was drafted to HMS Drake in Plymouth to work in the Adventure Training Centre.

Here she was involved in the planning and preparation of an expedition to the Himalayas and its is during this time that she met Danny. 

 

Sarah took part in the expedition which reinforced her passion and understanding that sport and adventure really helps in peoples recovery and development. She went on to take part in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida where she won a Bronze Medal for powerlifting. The first medal for the UK during those games.

 

After leaving the Royal Navy Sarah retrained and has become an Occupational Therapist. She now uses her experience as well as her skills to support people in living life to the full regardless of barriers they may face.