My CV.

CV for Janie Oates – Jan 2018

My Life:

2006 One month of solo trekking through the Alps at the age of 17 years old. Destinations: Chamonix, Interlaken, Zermatt and Grindelwald.

2008 Six weeks working in Grenoble Youth Hostel, French Alps. Then, off to Corsica for some cycle-touring. Moved to northern Spain to work as a teaching assistant. Learnt to ski in Alto Campoo.

2009 On leaving Spain, 8 weeks of solo cycle-touring across the Alps through France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy. Finished by Lake Garda.   

2010 Finished studies at Newcastle University. Achieved a BA in Modern Foreign Languages (French with Spanish). Spent the summer working in a hotel in the French Alps. Spent the Autumn working as a Walks Leader for HF Holidays in Sorrento, Italy. Moved to Switzerland for the winter to ski and work in a luxury chalet.

2011 One month of cycle-touring through Turkey, sleeping on beaches and park benches. Then, two months working in Austria as a Walks Leader for HF Holidays. 1 month in Budapest, to complete the CELTA teacher training course. Mountain biking and Via ferrata in the Dolomites. Then, I moved to Madrid to teach English.

2012 On leaving Madrid, I spent six weeks couch surfing and back packing through the USA. This included: New Year city, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Mont Rainier. Completed Mountain Leader Training in the Lake District. Spent one month hiking and biking around Scotland and completed part of the remote Cape Wrath trail through the Knoydart peninsular. Moved to Tignes, French Alps, to work as a Resort Rep for Esprit Ski.

2013 After another Winter in the Alps, I spent one month cycling from Albania to Munich. Then, there were thirty-four days of trekking through the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Med Sea. Back in the Lake District, I passed the Mountain Leader assessment in September.

2014 Trekking through Costa Rica and Nicaragua for three months as Adventure Project Manager with Raleigh International. Then, nine months on the Bike, cycling from Colombia to Patagonia. This included trekking in the Andes: Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Volcano Purace, Ecuador Inca Trail, Cuicocha crater Lake, Quilotoa Crater lake, Salkantay trek and the Choro Trail. All done independently.

2015 Started work as a Latin America travel specialist at Audley Travel near Oxford. Summer trekking on the Tour du Mont Blanc.

2016 Further trekking this year included: the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites and the GR20 on Corsica. I completed the International Mountain Leader summer training at Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia.

2017 I left Audley Travel and spent one month travelling through Thailand, Laos, China and Vietnam, working for World Challenge as an Expedition Leader. I passed the International Mountain Leader summer asssessment in Samoens, the French Alps. In the Autumn I spent three months trekking solo through Nepal. This included: The Annapurna Circuit and Basecamp trails, and then also the Everest 3 passes route from Jiri.

2018 Moved home to the Lake District.

Everest from Kala Pattar
Everest from Kala Pattar

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