Meet the SAAIG team

We have always loved the outdoors and together we have made the decision to turn our passion for mountaineering into new careers. We are thrilled to be able to share our combined 20 years’ experience with you and make your outdoor adventure holiday a truly memorable one.

We both strongly believe in keeping the countryside beautiful for future generations. We regularly participate in the BMC’s member activities that ensure outdoor routes are kept clean and tidy.

Craig Perkins

Exploring, walking, climbing, running and mountaineering for well over 20 years, achieving qualifications as well as gaining valuable experience in that time.

I am a qualified Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader, Running Coach and Climbing Instructor.

Climbing any grade from the simplest scramble to the lower end E numbers, through to summiting several 4000m peaks in the alps and Morocco. Enjoyment is at the heart of everything.

Long distance running, Ultramarathons and endurance events are also big parts of my life. I’ve completed numerous marathons, ultra marathons, multi-day events and challenge events.

Meet the SAAIG Outdoors team - Craig Perkins
Meet the SAAIG Outdoors team - Sam Perkins

Sam Perkins

I gained my qualifications teaching beginners and children on indoor climbing walls. I loved encouraging them to push beyond their limits and reach new heights, seeing them grow to love the sport as much as I do. When they eventually surpass my climbing skills I glow with pride.

I’m happiest on gritstone and slabs enjoying the balance and technical nature that they offer. But I’ve climbed a multitude of rock types and love that it keeps me thinking.

I love running too, but time means I keep to shorter sub marathon distance routes. Supporting our family business and enabling us to grow is my focus.