Jo Clark

Jo Clark

Jo worked for us full time as our Operations Manager in 2018 & 2019 and during that time led a number of treks for us including Lunana Snowman (Bhutan), Saribung Expedition (Nepal), Naar to Upper Mustang GHT (Nepal), K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La (Pakistan) and Snow Lake & Hispar La (Pakistan).

Jo's love of mountains has taken her around the globe. She has trekked and climbed extensively in Europe, Asia, America, South America, Africa, New Zealand and Australia and started leading expeditions internationally in 2008.

Jo has climbed a number of peaks above 6,000m altitude including Denali in Alaska/USA (6,190m), (Huyana Potosi in Bolivia (6,088m), Lobuche East (6,119m) in Nepal, and reached 6,500m altitude on Aconcagua (sacrificing her summit bid due to her involvement in a mountain rescue) and 7,000m on Peak Lenin (having to abandon a summit bid due to unseasonably foul weather). She has successfully guided groups to the top of Kilimanjaro in Africa and Stok Kangri in India, and has led treks at high altitude in Peru and the Himalaya. She has also led groups in places as diverse as Borneo, Ecuador, Vietnam, the USA and the UK.

Jo is a Modern Foreign Language teacher and also works as a Duke of Edinburgh Assessor. She studied for her masters degree in Grenoble in France and speaks French fluently and Spanish conversationally. She is also a TEFL and CELTA instructor, English being her home language.

She holds an IML (International Mountain Leader), ML (Mountain Leader) and taken the training for Single Pitch Award with MLTE (Mountain Leader Training Board) and has completed her Winter Mountain Leader training in January 2017. She holds a current Wilderness First Aid qualification.

Getting to know Jo Clark

How do you choose a favourite trek where every area is breathtaking, unique and different.  I love the regions of Dolpo, Upper Mustang and Everest for very different reasons. The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom GHT trek because it is varied and remote whilst travelling through many small Tibetan style villages.  The Naar to Upper Mustang GHT treks because of the villages of Naar and Phu and the arid landscape to the north. The Everest region because of its views, buzz and culture.

So many wonderful days with interesting people that it is difficult to identify one.

Each trek I have a different favourite piece of kit.  My recent favourites include my inflatable solar tent light and my Thermarest Neoair sleep mat.  However, I would never leave home without my pee bottle and shee wee.

I was dragged around the mountains of the UK as a child by my father wearing old style cullots and knee length red socks.