Staff Profiles




Neil Hornett


Bob Thomas MBE


Andi Turner (with Eli the dog)

Neil has worked in the UK outdoor industry since 2000. He is currently responsible for delivering outdoor education programmes to schools in Hertfordshire.

Neil has participated in expeditions and cycle tours to the Himalayas, Africa, Asia, Russia and Europe.  Neil's mountain and climbing qualifications include the Mountain Leader (ML), Single Pitch Award (SPA), but his main passion remains cycling.

He is a life long cyclist, who still competes to a national level in some disciplines.  His easy nature and wealth of experience, coupled with his enthusiasm and attention to detail, make Neil ideally suited to plan and lead Contour's mountain and road cycling courses and holidays. 



Bob is a full time Mountain Instructor and Expedition Leader who has been working in the outdoors for the last 20 years. Bob holds the Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) and is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

As an expedition leader Bob has led numerous mountaineering, climbing, walking and mountain biking trips around the world including Asia, South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Arctic.

As a result of many years working in the outdoors, with clients from all walks of life, Bob has developed a calm, professional style that people find easy to relate to.

Bob is responsible for the day to day running of Contour and for taking the lead on Contour's scrambling and adventure race courses and holidays.




Andi has climbed all over the world and has led trad routes to E7 (7a), Sport to F8a and Bouldered to V11.  He holds the Mountain Instructor Award and is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)

When not on the rock face Andi works as a geography teacher and his spare time writes for a number of climbing magazines and acts as script writer for the BMC's Peak District guidebooks.

Andi's other interests include astonomy, animals and cars which ensures there is no shortage of subjects to chat about on the margins of a climb.

Andi's talent for climbing and wide experience combined with a modest character makes him the natural choice to plan and deliver Contour's climbing courses and holidays.