Welcome

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 About SUP & Summit

Thank you for taking the time to click on our website! We offer stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) tuition, guided walking activities for all abilities (from low level taster walks to routes up some of the biggest mountains in the UK), wild camp experiences and navigation courses. 

 

Based on Merseyside, SUP and Summit is owned and operated by Jo Reynolds, a qualified Mountain Leader (Summer), Stand-Up Paddle Board instructor (Sheltered and Exposed Waters), Registered Nurse and qualified outdoor first-aider (REC).

Operating since 2020 (formerly known as Get Up 2 Summit), we get our kicks from seeing clients challenge themselves - whether that be completing a low level walk, standing atop a summit (whether it be 200m or 1000m), getting on a paddle board, surviving a night in the wild or understanding how to plan their own walks using a map, compass and technology. Quite often, we hear the phrase "I never thought I'd be able to do that" - music to our ears!

 

Why choose SUP & Summit?

There are a lot of companies offering all the activities that we do so why choose SUP & Summit? Here are just a few reasons:

  • You will know who will be leading your activity (always Jo) 

  • A welcoming, fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere

  • Know you are in safe hands with a qualified SUP instructor / mountain leader, trained and assessed by the best 

  • We offer expertise in health promotion and menopause 

  • Small groups for a more personalised experience 

  • Tailored advice about how to walk and SUP more efficiently

  • Knowledge about kit

  • Advice prior to events regarding nutrition on the day

  • Value for money 

  • Effective communication 

  • Comprehensive risk assessment 

  • Provision of high quality equipment

  • We believe in your capabilities and push your boundaries

Many of our clients return for more adventures - take a look at their reviews and see what they say about SUP & Summit ... and what keeps them coming back for more!

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A bit about Jo

The outdoors has been life-enhancing for Jo, the water and hills providing sanctuary from a busy and challenging work life - as well as improving fitness and losing weight. The Lake District, Denbighshire and Snowdonia are very familiar territory, having completed much of the mountain leader training and assessment preparation in Snowdonia and summited all of the 214 'Wainwrights' in the Lakes (many on several occasions). Jo is also a Denbighshire and Snowdonia National Park (Eryri) Tourism Ambassador, having undertaken modules to improve knowledge of these areas.

Jo wears two 'hats' currently - running SUP & Summit and also working part-time as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a general practice. She has more than 25 years experience of working within the NHS, in a variety of posts including cancer care, intensive care, community nursing. She is also a qualified higher education lecturer, having been involved in the development and delivery of nursing-related programmes in local universities.

Jo is keen on all aspects of health promotion including nutrition, cardiovascular health and has a special interest in the menopause, having undertaken additional specialist training. She is more than delighted to chat about any of these issues on events.