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Dan Fylan-Smith

INTO THE OUTSIDE guide Dan Fylan-Smith lives in Cumbria with his partner Becki and their 9 year-old Labrador Pan.

He is a Summer Mountain Leader and spends most of his time organising walks and leading groups in and around the Lake District.

Dan has lived and worked in the Lake District as an Outdoor Instructor since 2010 and has intimate knowledge of the Lakeland fells and beyond. He spent time in the US working as a Canoe and kayak coach and over the last few years led treks in the Appalachian Mountains, Colorado Rockies, Alps and Atlas Mountain of Northern Africa. He has successfully summited Jbel Toubkal and Mont Blanc, both 4,000+ metre peaks.

Kayaking is a huge passion for Dan. He has led expeditions throughout Europe, Mexico and Norway and is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and 5 Star White Water Kayak Leader. These trips have allowed Dan to produce a number of adventure films, some of which have premiered at Kendal, Keswick, Dartmoor Adventure Weekend and the Calgary Mountain Festivals.

One of Dan's most recent productions, Kayak Europa 3.0 appeared at the Kendal Mountain Festival's Wild Water film night where he had the honour to share the stage with National Geographic's Explorer of the Year, Erik Boomer.

When not leading INTO THE OUTSIDE challenge events, Dan has a number of ventures planned for 2016. In May he will be leading a group of Kayakers to Italy's Valsesia region. He is also planning a 5 month trip around South America during the winter to explore the rivers and moutnains of Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru and the Galapagos.

Dan is a strong supporter of HEADSMART, the brain tumour charity for children and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Charity. Both charities were an amazing support when Dan and his family lost their father to cancer in 2010. When Dan participates in an event or expedition he makes every effort to raise money for that extremely worthwhile charity.

Finally if Dan's not organising walks and challenge events or dreaming of waterfalls he'll probably be on the hill chilling out with Becki and Pan.

Hurry up and join him for a challenge now!





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