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The Outdoors

Featured Participants

Eric Jones, Tremadog
Born and raised on a traditional farm in North Wales, Jones has made a career of exploring his native terrain. He has honed his skills in mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking, and skydiving in Snowdonia National Park and has been featured in television documentaries around the world. His home and heart lie in Wales, a place of excellence for outdoor activities.

Emma Newsome, St. Davids
Newsome represents TYF Adventure, the world's first carbon-neutral adventure company, which is situated in Britain's only coastal national park. Over the past five years, she has helped deliver sustainable adventure activities to over twelve thousand people. TYF aims to reconnect individuals, businesses, and schools with nature and to motivate them to reach their potential, both indoors and outdoors.

Eleri Thomas, Ystradgynlais, Swansea
As education and geopark education officer at Brecon Beacons National Park, Thomas teams with schools and community groups to promote the Park's role and importance. She has helped develop audio trails to encourage more visitors to engage with the Park's landscape and to understand the industrial heritage. She has also travelled to Mozambique and South Africa with the British Council on a Connecting Classrooms project.

Chris Wright, Llanfairpwll
Wright, an outdoor enthusiast, is a highly qualified kayak instructor and world traveler. He actively promotes a wide range of outdoor activities and encourages environmental responsibility in the Snowdonia area. Wright is the operations manager at Snowdonia Active, a social enterprise that supports and helps develop outdoor activities in North West Wales.