Prior to joining Marlborough in September 2001, Russ enjoyed a varied and interesting 15-year career in the Army. Leaving one uniform for another, he spent a short time serving as a Police Constable before his passion and interest led him to pursue a full-time career in the outdoors.
Russ holds the International Mountain Leader Certificate, a professional qualification required to lead groups in the mountains overseas. In addition, he holds the Winter Mountain Leader Award, Rock Climbing Instructors Award, Mountain Bike Leader’s Awards and numerous water sport qualifications.
When not leading trips or expeditions, the holidays offer a great opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities on a personal level and he recently completed a week’s paragliding course in the Alps. Russ continues his passion for climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking around the world.