Tuesday, January 17, 2017

#KiliTeam2017: Instructors Angus and Brendan

As the #KiliTeam2017 settles in and prepares to begin their climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, let us introduce you to the two instructors who will help lead them there.


Angus Murray is excited to be going back to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro! He first climbed the mountain in 2002 with Sarah Wiley, now Outward Bound Canada's Executive Director. Angus will be reunited with Brendan Madden as his co instructor; they first worked together in the 1990s at the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School. The #KiliTeam2017 is strong and he is looking forward to spending seven days on the mountain with them. Once again, he wishes to thank them for all their fundraising efforts! When he is not coordinating (or instructing) Reach Beyond Expeditions for Outward Bound Canada, he stays active in the outdoors with his wife Sarah and their eight-year-old son Hugh.


Brendan Madden is the Director of Learning and Adventure at Outward Bound Canada. Brendan has been leading educational expeditions for over 22 years. He passionately believes in the power of the wilderness journey to transform lives. Brendan is well-known in the field of adventure education, and regularly speaks at conferences and staff gatherings on the topics of risk management, field staff mental health, and success coaching. Notably, his first Outward Bound experience was in 1995, on a dogsledding expedition led by Angus Murray. This will be his first adventure in Africa: the fulfilment of a boyhood dream. Brendan loves the mountains and lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife, two daughters, and a rambunctious dog.


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