He has held a Mountain Leadership Qualification for 25 years along with wide variety of relevant outdoor qualifications. Rob has a love of outdoor adventure and discovery, a passion for life and a determination to make learning fun. He likes nothing more than sharing his experience and sense of adventure with young people.
Chris Long has fifteen years experience working with Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups in the UK and in New Zealand. He moved to New Zealand in 2011 and now works in Taumarunui where he loves exploring the outdoors. Like Rob, he is happiest up a mountain or on the river! Chris holds a Mountain Leader Award (Summer), BCU Level 2 Coach and is a qualified Emergency Medical Technician.
Rob and Chris are supported by their wives, Carole and Heather. Between them they ensure groups are looked after pastorally, well fed and maintain contact with the folks back home.
Taumarunui High School provides in country support in New Zealand for all young people whilst taking part in their challenge and is a signatory of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.