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It all started for more than 15 years ago...

Action Outdoors was founded in 2004 by Mark Gillis and David Robertson through their frustration of searching for a reasonably priced way to go skiing... For many years their ski holidays were spent squeezed into a tiny French ski apartment with a large group of mates. The final straw was in 2002, when they had 14 people in an "8" person apartment resulting in friendships being put to the test.

A chance meeting in a bar led to contact with UCPA so their holiday in 2003 was spent at UCPA Val d'Isere. From this discovery of "how the French go skiing" a partnership with UCPA was agreed in 2004 and Action Outdoors has since introduced thousands of UK clients to the concept. Every year more & more adventure sports lovers discover the UCPA way of life and Action Outdoors has gone from strength to strength. They offer a selected range of centres & activities which appeal to the English speaking market and combine that with convenient, value for money, transport options from the UK

Mark Gillis left the company in 2008 to explore other adventures, David Robertson still continues to lead the dynamic team at Action Outdoors.

The Action Outdoors team

We're a pretty active bunch, so when not at work you'll find us skiing, climbing, sailing, biking, running, diving and generally keeping busy. All the team are passionate about their sports so feel very free to e-mail or call us for advice or ideas.

David Robertson

CEO / CO-FOUNDER

Set up Action Outdoors in 2004 and still very actively involved. A qualified International Mountain Leader (IML), Yachtmaster Ocean and Dive Master he tries to get out and pratice sport as often as possible.

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing, ski-mountaineering, kite skiing

SUMMER SPORTS

Sailing, climbing, mountaineering, hiking, biking, diving

Fiona Jarvie

Group booking coordinator

Loves spending time in the mountains. When not in the office organising the group bookings, she can generally be found on her e-mountain bike exploring the mountains and enjoying the technical singletrack climbs and descents.

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing

SUMMER SPORTS

Mountain biking

Kasia Janiak

Holiday Coordinator

After 10 years of work in consulting in Warsaw, Poland and travelling to the mountains at every possible break, finally decided that it is better to be in the mountains all the time. Now living in Chamonix and helping others to book their dream holidays with Action Outdoors.

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing

SUMMER SPORTS

Climbing, biking, hiking, mountaineering

Megan Loveless

Holiday Coordinator

After living in Chamonix for a few years, Megan has now relocated back to the UK in the most outdoorsy hub she could find. The Peak District is renowned for its climbing, hiking and she even got to ski tour last winter at Mam Tor.

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing

SUMMER SPORTS

Hiking, climbing, road cycling, swimming

Chris Potts

Holiday Coordinator

Descends with the snowflakes and nestles in the hills to help Action Outdoors ride the moguls. Can translate any problem into plumbing and solve, a mysterious skill. Once connected a spreadsheet to the moon to help it wax.

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing, Spreadsheets

SUMMER SPORTS

XC MTB, Tree Climbing, Surfing

Åsa Drugge Robertson

Graphic Designer

Joined Action Outdoors in 2008. She's a Graphic Designer and looks after the aesthetic aspects of Action Outdoors. She brings Scandinavian charm to the team and of course was born on skis...

WINTER SPORTS

Skiing, ski-mountaineering

SUMMER SPORTS

Sailing, hiking, kite surfing

Byron

Office Dog

Young Byron came to us in March 2022. He is the pretty Aussie mate in the office – always happy & always game he brightens up even the rainiest day.

WINTER SPORTS

Running & playing in the snow

SUMMER SPORTS

Running & playing

Poppy

Office Dog 2011 – 2022

A stalwart member of the team for 10 years, Poppy sadly passed away June 2022 in the beautiful island of Sicily. We shared many adventures over the years, summer, winter, mountains & water and she was a much loved member of the office team. RIP Poppy

WINTER SPORTS

SUMMER SPORTS

You?

Office superstar

We are always looking for the next best addition to our team. If you possess technical skills with relevant experience we would like to hear from you. If you share our passion for the outdoors and believe you have what it takes then get in touch.

WINTER SPORTS

Anything

SUMMER SPORTS

And everything

What our clients say about us!