David (Dave) Tait


DAVID (DAVE) TAIT, has had a love of mountains which can be traced to his childhood when regular trips to the Peak District and his progression through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, fostered his interest. In David’s late teens, he discovered rock-climbing and was able to develop his skills after joining the Royal Air Force in 1988, through its Mountaineering Association.

Dave has climbed extensively in the UK, the European Alps, the Canadian Rockies, Bolivia and in the Himalaya. He summited Ama Dablam in 1998 and led the successful British Services’ Expedition to Makalu in 2008. He is still a serving member of the Royal Air Force, and remains an active climber, mountaineer, skier, and fell-runner. He lives in Bristol, is a member of the Alpine Club and President of the Royal Air Force Mountaineering Association.

David (Dave) Tait

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