Until 2009 Stuart was an exploration geologist, working in many interesting and remote locations worldwide. The geology field work was intensive and normally on a month on/off rotation leaving lots of time for adventures.
These adventures usually involved mountains, climbing or paragliding and occasionally all three together. In 2005 accompanied by a bunch of mates, he reached the summit of Mt. Everest from the Tibet side as part of a self-funded and self-lead expedition. In 2009 he climbed the iconic Nepalese mountain Ama Dablam before floating back down to Base Camp in just 10 minutes on a mini paraglider.
Stuart has always carried a camera on his travels and adventures and, running alongside the geology work, has had a landscape and adventure sports photography business for almost 20 years. He has exhibited in the UK and abroad and his photographs have been widely published in books and magazines. Based in Keswick in the English Lake District, he has just published a photography guide book to the Lake District
Wild and mountainous landscapes are his passion and photography adds to the motivation to explore these places. Putting in the effort when the location, weather or the time of day is outside of the comfort zone often rewards with spectacular scenes that few people witness.
See Stuart’s work on lakespanorama.co.uk