Andy Hodges

Andy Hodges was born in Wigan in 1967. He has been enjoying adventures in the outdoors since joining Cub Scouts in 1976. Learning to read a map and being allowed to tackle adventures were instrumental in nurturing a life long love for mountains. His student days allowed extended visits to the Provence region of France where he became a modern sports climber, while a summer holiday job saw him leading walking groups in the UK hills and mountains. He has been a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue for 16 years and is part of the Hasty Team, a fell running element of the rescue team.

Since discovering the Vanoise in 2004 he and his wife Sue have climbed, walked and cycled hundreds of miles of this beautiful region. There are hundreds more still left to be explored…