The Mountain Company is pleased to announce that Serena Brocklebank will be our western trek leader for Manaslu Circuit trek in October 2009. I have copied below some information about her experience and background:
Serena has led over fifteen expeditions in India, Nepal, Andes and Pakistan. In 2006 Serena climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, inspired by her grandfather Tom Brocklebank, who made his own attempt in 1933.
Serena originally trained as a lawyer, but from an early stage decided to pursue her passion for outdoor education and development training, and spent her early career in the 1990's enjoying working for organisations such as Outward Bound and Raleigh International.
For the last 7 years she has been working as a diplomat for the UK Foreign Office on a variety of challenging postings and recently as Vice Consul at the British Embassy in Kathmandu for 3 years.
Serena has the following outdoor qualifications: Mountain Leader Summer Assessment, Winter Mountain Leader Training, Churchill Trust Research Fellow (Adventure Development Training) and Wilderness Medical Training Certificate (2008).
For more information I suggest you take a look at The Mountain Company webpage for the Manaslu Circuit. It would also be worth reading the Blog entry with Trip Report for Manaslu Circuit October '08