Our Team

Our Team

Meet the people that make Outdoor Explore happen. If you’d like to join our team, please get in touch.

John, Outdoor Explore trekking guide

John Gill, Co-Founder, Trekking Guide, Head of Operations

John moved to Vancouver from England in 2014. He has built a comprehensive portfolio of treks and climbs in B.C., as well as numerous trips to Nepal, including a recent expedition to climb Ama Dablam (6,812m). He guides treks in B.C. and Nepal, as well as overseeing the guiding operations of the company.
Drew, Outdoor Explore guide

Drew Copeland, Co-Founder, Guide, Head of Business Development

Drew, originally from Ontario, moved to B.C. to satisfy his urge to climb mountains. He has worked throughout Canada as a canoe guide and has spent many years working in the outdoor industry. Drew guides in B.C. and is in charge of business development and marketing for the company.
Josh, Outdoor Explore designer

Josh Elliff, Co-Founder, Head of Branding and Design

Josh hails from Bradford, England and is in charge of all design and branding for Outdoor Explore. He is a keen hiker and cyclist and can be found racing up and down the North Shore Mountains of Vancouver.
David, Outdoor Explore co-founder

David Albert-Lebrun, Co-Founder

David grew up climbing in the French Alps and since moving to Canada, he has developed a passion for long distance trail running and trekking. He is currently on a year long journey, hiking around the world including a trek along the full length of New Zealand.
Namgya, Outdoor Explore Himalayan trekking guide

Namgya Sherpa, Head Guide in Nepal

Namgya is our partner in Nepal and has worked in the guiding industry for 20+ years. He has climbed Everest no less than 11 times, and spends his winters guiding on Mt Vinson, Antarctica. He lives in Kathmandu, Nepal and owns his own trekking company, Grand Himalaya.

Suggested Adventures with Outdoor Explore

Langtang & Helambu Trek

Trek to the culturally rich and visually stunning Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu region of Nepal
From $2195.00
17 Days
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C
2

Powell Forest Canoe Circuit

Guided canoeing across peaceful lakes surrounded by beautiful wilderness on BC’s Sunshine Coast
From $1150.00
5 Days
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C
1

Sea to Sky Traverse

Trek through the rugged and beautiful mountains between Squamish and Whistler
From $1200.00
5 Days
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C
4
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