Uhuru, which means freedom in Swahili, is run by Peter and Jacqui Lister.
Both have a passion for the mountains and other wild places. Since teenagers they’ve hiked, biked, climbed, skied, kayaked and snowshoed in the mountains of the uk and the world, ranging from, the European Alps, the Pirin and Rila ranges of Bulgaria, to Kilimanjaro, the Wrangell and Talkeetna ranges in Alaska, the Peruvian Andes, the Atlas Mountains and the Australian outback. They have recently returned from the Annapurna Himal in Nepal.
Peter is a qualified Mountain Leader (summer) and is a member of the Mountain training association, through which he ensures his skills and competencies are kept up to date. He’s also an accredited Supervisor and Assesser with the Duke of Edinburghs Award. Geology, (mountain) geography and the environment are three of his pet mountain subjects.
Climbing, particularly bouldering, are Peter’s other outdoor favourites. He’s currently working towards the Single Pitch Award. An avid mountain biker, Peter has recently succumbed to a ‘fat bike’, which he rides in the snow.
Jacqui has a love for multi day long distance ‘through hikes’; she’s determined to walk the length of Britain by way of the long distance footpaths. Added to which, she’s well on her way to bagging all the Wainwrights of the English Lakes. Mountain flora and local history are what interests her the most in the mountains.
Jacqui is a Chartered Physiotherapist, a Yoga devotee and leads bike rides in and around Newcastle for Cycling in the City.
They both have current Outdoor First Aid certificates and are trained in Child Protection.
Away from the mountains, jacqui and Peter are qualified RYA yacht skippers and have recently bought their own boat Pintail, which they’re planning on using to explore the Northumberland coast.
When they had the opportunity to change direction in their careers, Uhuru was formed.