Dave Janes

Growing up in Llangollen, I started paddling on the River Dee before I could walk. Since then, I have been fortunate to explore, race, guide, coach, climb, and paddle in a whole number of far flung places around the world. I spent much of my early career not really having a career but instead going paddling in fantastic places with some fantastic people. Working at Plas y Brenin is no different – less jet-setting to the Himalaya or guiding in Norway, more exploring what’s on the doorstep and sharing my passion for paddling and adventure. I now develop paddlers to go and explore the places I used to call home. My ultimate paddling destination is Norway, with some cheesy pop music and a stop at a classic chippy on the beach before I go. My favourite kit from Peak Paddlesports is the Racer ST2022 Long and Speedskin Long Topdeck. Advice to newcomers: enjoy the journey.