Jason Day

Jason Day

Jason has lead groups in Ladakh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Morocco, Tanzania, Ecuador and Peru, on the way taking in some of the world’s most stunning scenery and exploring different cultures.

Jason has turned a lifelong fascination with maps into a teaching and adventuring career that has taken in many of the world’s greater ranges. What began as local rock climbing in the UK, went on to become mountaineering in Colorado, Yosemite Valley, and the Alps to trekking and mountaineering in the Andes, Africa and Nepal.

Jason has lead groups in Ladakh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Morocco, Tanzania, Ecuador and Peru, in the way taking in some of the world’s most stunning scenery and exploring different cultures.  In 2006 he climbed Ama Dablam in Nepal on his own above Camp 1 after the other team members dropped out, and has led groups to the top of Stok Kangri, Kilimanjaro and Meru.

He is a First Aid instructor, delivering wilderness first aid courses to other instructors, as well as being a qualified teacher, Forest Schools Practitioner, and International Mountain Leader. Jason and his wife Viv (also an IML and one of our trek leaders) spend a significant amount of each year abroad living the dream and helping other people enjoy a life of adventure. 

Jason and Viv live in the Alps and divide their time France and Norway. You can find out more about Jason and their trips at DayAwaysAdventure

Getting to know Jason Day

In 1992 I trekked in to Lukla from Jiri, then after 5 weeks in the Khumbu I trekked out again via the Arun valley to the East. The different ethnic groups made it diverse and interesting, ànd it was good to go against the grain of the usual treks.

Summiting the Thorung La on Annapurna Circuit with a group of young people. The leader for the day was a young woman with anxiety issues, and she felt she hadn't been tested enough by an easier day earlier in the trip. She did everything right in leading the group that day, and her sense of achievement was enormous.

Pee bottle, basic, but there it is. No point spoiling a nights sleep over having to get dressed to go out. Ear plugs also, for noisy dogs at night near villages.

Go slow, no point hurrying through such an awesome landscape, and that lets your body acclimatise.

I had a heart murmur as a child, wasn't encouraged into team sports, and still cannot kick a ball straight. I do however have a wingspan like an albatross, and climbing has always come naturally to me. Sharing it with others just makes it more fun.

Many further explorations of Norway, which I'm adopting as a project area.

Denali, West buttress. Failing that a round the world sailing trip.

No-name bar - hidden, quiet, sells Sherpa beer, and donates profits to Street kid charities.

Upcoming leader trips

Trip Name Dates Trip Leader Price
Dhaulagiri Circuit 18 Apr - 07 May 2021

Jason Day

US$3,115
Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT 08 May - 06 Jun 2021

Jason Day

US$5,895