Tom's fascination with travel began with a bit of bump by getting lost on his own in the markets of Carmel Khalili, Cairo at the age of seven.
Having graduated Plymouth University he moved to the South Island of New Zealand, somewhere he would call home for over two years. Moving on to warmer climates he spent a year working in the Scuba diving industry around South East Asia before moving to Canada, living in British Columbia for a year, and then moving to the land of the midnight sun and Aurora Borealis, settling in Whitehorse in the Yukon.
Tom's passion is for the outdoors and he spent much of his time in North America exploring the great national parks of Canada and the United States. Having particularly loved California and Arizona, he returned to the UK and joined Audley as a specialist for California, the Southwest and Texas.
I'll never forget when…
Climbing Angel's Landing in Zion National Park has to be one of the most memorable and gratifying experiences I've had. Zion stands out as a destination because you enter the canyon at river level with awe-inspiring views of the steep surrounding canyon walls.
The Angel's Landing hike can take up to four hours for a return journey and includes a substantial amount of height gain but the views that reward you when you reach the top are absolutely breathtaking. When the sun illuminates the red sandstone walls of the Canyon the almost 360 degree views that open up on the summit make the effort extremely satisfying. I'd recommend leaving early for this moderate difficulty hike in order to make the ascent in the cool morning temperatures.