Staff profiles

Glossary at the bottom.

Ronan Mullen

Ronan is the founder of with over 25 years working professionally in the outdoors. Current Certifications/Qualifications include: IML, RCI, Level 2 Arctic Wilderness Guide, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Flood Rescue Technician, Rope Rescue Operator, EFR, 25+ years Mountain Rescue, N.Cert Civil Engineering and is an Earth & Ocean Sciences graduate.

Cindy Doyle

Cindy is co-owner of with responsibility for sustainability. ML, RCI, MS Provider, Swiftwater Responder, Rope Rescue Operator, EFR, 23 years Mountain Rescue, Menopause for Athletes with Dr. Stacy Sims, M.A. Soc., H.Dip IT, H.Dip Education (primary), currently studying MSc. Sustainable Development with modules in ecology, soil carbon, energy and policy among others.

Kieran Creevy

Kieran has worked with us at since 2013, mainly as our Expedition Chef and also in a guiding & instructional capacity. He holds the IML, WML, RCI, Wilderness Guide Level 1, EFR. Qualified chef with sports nutrition certification, currently studying for diploma. Performance chef for a pro cycling team.

Sinéad Pollock-Orr

Sinéad has worked with us on our Arctic trips since 2018. She holds the ML and WML, is an MCI, a training provider & assessor of MS, ML, LL and RCI. She is also a Leave No Trace Master Educator and holds a B.A. in Outdoor Learning.


  • MS: Mountain Skills
  • LL: Lowland Leader
  • ML: Mountain Leader
  • WML: Winter Mountain Leader
  • IML: International Mountain Leader
  • RCI: Rock Climbing Instructor
  • MCI: Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor
  • WMCI: Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor
  • MS/ML/LL Provider/Assessor: Mountain Skills/ Mountain Leader/ Lowland Leader Provider/Assessor
  • EFR: Emergency First Responder – this qualification includes CFR-A, advanced Cardiac First Responder.

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