About us

Cloud9 Pursuits Ltd is directed by James Gay and Kathryn Hall. We run a number of outdoor orientated activities aimed at sharing our enthusiasm for the outdoors with others, in the safest environment possible. This has lead our activity provision from kayaking and walking to a number of activities, specialist first aid training and water safety cover. Introducing and developing young people and adults to the outdoors is a focus of ours along with increasing accessibility, and being able to equip people with the skills to deal with situations that can occur both on the hill and at home or work.

James Gay (Director) – James has paddled for more than 20 years in a variety of disciplines. James also enjoys power boating, cycling, climbing and hill walking. James also has a keen interest in applied Health and Safety…

Kathryn Hall (Director) – Kathryn has been in boats since before she could walk paddling everything from marathon to freestyle and stand-up paddle boarding. Kathryn has completed the Devises to Westminster 125 mile race three times. Kathryn can also be found climbing and hill walking, she enjoys being outside pushing herself.

Aaron Thompson (Lead Instructor) – Aaron also started his career in paddling competing successfully with team GB Dragon Boating being part of the European Championship winning team. He is also an avid climber and mountain walker and enjoys introducing people to the outdoors.

Phil Redrup (Instructor) – Phil has a wicked sense of humour and a diverse range of hobbies. A passion for all things outdoors and great enthusiasm to share it with others. A valuable member of the team Phil always has your best interests at heart ensuring all of his sessions are run to his high standards.

Julie Hall (Office Manager) – Julie has 38 years of experience in the financial services industry and can often be found dealing with large amounts of paperwork. She has supported canoeing for many years (too many if you ask her), joined us in April 2017 we welcome her experience as a valued member of the team.

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To provide excellent courses you need excellent trainers, experienced in their field we work with a network of qualified instructors to deliver high quality experiences for our customers.