Where the experts holiday: Jo Bradshaw, expedition leader and outdoor instructor

Freelance expedition leader and outdoor instructor, Jo Bradshaw, has led horse-back expeditions over the Andes, and on foot in Africa, China, and the Himalayas. Here the adventurer reveals her love for Argentina and why Ama Dablam is on her wish list


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What do you like to do on holiday?
I like to spend time at home or by the sea with my dogs….Or else I like to go and climb a mountain!

Where did you last go?
Home: Cornwall. Away: Manaslu.

Do you know where you’re going this year?
Home: no. Away: Ama Dablam (hopefully)!

Of all the places you’ve been to, which was your favourite and why?
Crossing the Andes on horse back ranks pretty high up there. The combination of wild country, fabulous horses, awesome gauchos, big mountains and seeing both Argentina and Chile made it a special trip.


Which destination do you wish to travel to, but haven’t yet been?
Alaska, because of it’s remoteness.

In your own country, what would you recommend tourists see that isn’t in the travel guides?
Go to a local pub and pick up a walking guide book written by the locals. Go and explore off the beaten track. Locals know best!

How do you plan your holiday?
I consult travel websites – and also my friends for their thoughts and tips.

How often do you go away?
As a guide, usually several times a month. For holiday, a couple of times a year if I’m lucky.

Who do you travel with?
My friends.

Where do you see tourism in your country, in 10 years?
I’d like to see rural tourism take off and encourage people to get out of the cities and explore the beauty of the UK.