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Exodus Leaders: Winter Guides

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Of the many factors that go into making our adventures great, perhaps the most important are our leaders.

A good leader can be the difference between a fun holiday and an unforgettable one, and Exodus only works with the very best leaders - those whose expertise, experience and charisma have proven themselves time and again.

Please note that, since the specific dates of each leader’s departure can change, we strongly suggest you get in touch with us if you want to be on a trip with a specific leader.

Exodus Leaders

Samer Hajric

Samer Hajric

Samer embodies the spirit of Exodus – he was voted by you as our Leader of the Year for 2013, and he certainly deserves it.

Kind, charming and loved by all, Samer is committed to giving you the best possible adventure experience.

He did once leave a trip early… to attend the birth of his first child! In the words of one of our clients: "Quite simply put the nicest guy in the world, with a gentle soul.”

Ingrid Stengard

Ingrid Stengard

Ingrid is an athlete and outdoorswoman through and through, having won several bronze and gold medals at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, both individually and as part of a relay team.

Ingrid is a consummate professional, and her tutelage will improve your cross-country skiing leaps and bounds (or skates and glides, in this case).

Adventures with Ingrid: Cross-country Skiing Dobbiaco

Eric Woolley

Eric Woolley

After falling in love with cross-country skiing during his time with the army, Eric has cultivated over 25 years’ worth of instructing experience, even earning a Snowsport England coaching qualification.

He has taught a number of our staff how to ski, impressing with his friendly manner, always good sharing a joke and encouraging those who are new to the sport.

Cross-country skiing adventures: Cross-country skiing

Ilse Alt

Ilse Alt

One of our most popular leaders, Isle Alt is sought out by many aspirant cross-country skiers for their holidays.

Ilse’s appeal is in her impressive skill and her ability to teach clients the proper techniques; she spends her entire year teaching, working as a tennis instructor in her homeland of Holland.

Adventures with Ilse: Cross-country skiing Kvitavatn

Andy McKee

Andy Mckee

Andy’s 13 years of experience and his passionate interest in sport and physical fitness make him the ideal leader for a cross-country skiing trip, particularly if you’re interested in taking on the Transjurassienne ski race.

Combine this with his good-natured sense of humour and his tireless work for Responsible Travel and charity projects, and it’s not hard to see why Andy is one of our most sought-after leaders.

Adventures with Andy: Cross-country Skiing Dobbiaco

Paul Goldstein

Paul Goldstein

Paul Goldstein is something of an institution to those who are familiar with his work. His photographic expertise is unparalleled, and his charismatic personality and vivacious love of wildlife and adventure combine to make his trips unforgettable.

Photography adventures: Photographic Safari

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