Nick Etheridge (the Etherbeast)
Hi, I developed my love for the outdoors through skiing. I started skiing before I could walk and started ski teaching in 1991. Now employed by Basi (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) running Telemark instructor training courses.
Specialist areas include white water kayak play, winter ski touring and now enjoying sea kayaking expeditions for the last few years.
Mike Gale (the Otherbeast)
Hi, I never developed a love for the outdoors I just got into it for the sole purpose of being one better than Nick Etheridge. I started skiing before I could crawl and started ski teaching in 1990. Now employed by Wasi (World Association of Snowsports Instructors) running courses.
Specialist areas include being better than Nick at White water kayak play, ski touring and Telemarking and everything else except sea kayaking because that’s for old people.
Mark is our Chief instructor/facilitator and is the current God of open boating in the world if not Aviemore. Marks other favourite pass times are playing the banjo, skinning animals and watching the film Deliverance!!!
Roy is our Chief badge collector. He has more qualifications than anyone in the world he has so many badges that he has two pairs of swimming trunks to sew his badges on. Roy is our God of Sea paddling and is the best sea paddle coach in the UK (might not be true but it seems to upset those that think they are).
Every outdoor company has an old mountain goat and Dave is ours! We are currently waiting for a full reconstruction on Dave’s knees before we let him loose on the hills again. Dave is currently the G2 promotions and event organiser and all round heavy metal lunatic.
Jerry is currently our biggest instructor and could beat anyone hands down in a red wine drinking competition.
Charlie has been with us for 4 years and we are still trying to get rid of him. Charlie is currently our thinnest instructor preferring to spend his money on bikes and boats rather than food.
At G2 we felt we had to become more inclusive and we needed to become more “PC” so we hired Sarah as our token female instructor. Sarah is our newest instructor and has taken over Charlie’s role as “Tea boy”. According to Sarah she is G2’s best Kayaker and could kick the rest of our “butt’s”.
Scott is probably the strongest man in the world and could easily take Jerry Craig on at a red wine drinking competition. Unfortunately Scott is an open boater and a Sea kayaker.