Zoe McLean – General Manager

Zoe is a Mountain Leader, DofE Accredited Assessor and a member of the Brecon Beacons Assessor Network.

She is also the General Manager at A to Z Expeditions and is responsible for overseeing the business. In between the paperwork, Zoe still finds time to work on a number of our expeditions and training days.

What does Zoe say about her expedition experiences?

What is the most memorable expedition that you have been on?
Trekking to see the mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and finding myself just a couple of feet away from a giant Silverback.

If you were doing your Gold Expedition this year where would you go?
The Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Long quiet ridges and green valleys – what more could you want.

What is the one luxury item that you always take with you on an expedition?
A good book, and my head torch so I can read in my tent.

More from Zoe

“We started the company in 2007 and have delivered tailored DofE expeditions for schools and youth groups as well as open expeditions for small groups and individuals, ever since. Thinking back, there were two main reasons for starting the business. Firstly, I am a big supporter of DofE and the idea of proactively working to promote the award really grabbed me. Secondly, as an outdoor activity instructor, I know that running a safe, successful expedition is a big ask for anyone who isn’t an outdoor professional.  So we went on a mission to give as much expedition help and support as possible to DofE co-ordinators across the UK and to give their participants a rewarding experience they will always remember. Since we got started, A to Z Expeditions has become a leading force in this industry, which in some ways is not surprising – our team focuses all our efforts on DofE expedition delivery. It’s all we do.”

“I would like to thank you all at A-Z Expeditions and give the highest praise to the instructors . They were energetic, fun and generally fantastic!”

Energetic, fun & fantastic!A Happy Teacher

“Communication from AtoZ was excellent. They were very good at providing me with advice and helping me out. This all made my job so much easier!”

Great Communication!A Client with more time on their hands!