Martin Norton

Staff Instructor


EXPERIENCE: Previous managerial and mentor role within the public sector. Martin has also trained in many different martial arts styles before becoming a full time coach/teacher where he had the opportunity of training alongside some of the best instructors in the world before venturing into the outdoors where he started climbing and mountaineering throughout the UK and Europe. Martin has a particular passion for winter mountaineering and in 2018 is looking to set a world first involving kayaks and mountains (watch this space!)…….

FAVOURITE ENVIRONMENT: Mountains

LEAST FAVOURITE ENVIRONMENT: Cold Water

BEAR GRYLLS EXPERIENCE: Over the last 4 years whilst with the academy, I have worked as a lead instructor on family courses, adult and extreme courses in various locations. In addition to overseeing and running our Cowdray courses based in Sussex, I spend most of my time now leading corporate training courses worldwide. I have also project managed and worked with Bear on the BG Survival Race, worked as ropes safety supervisor for 20th Century Fox and worked behind the scenes on a BGV/ITV survival production as a safety consultant.

TOP SURVIVAL TIP: Always backup your backup!

WORST GROSS EAT: Locust

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