Nigel Harling

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Nigel Harling lives in the Lakes District on a smallholding and breeds herdwick sheep He has been involved with the British Exploring Society for the past 32 years and has been on expeditions to Svalbard 1987 (as a Young Explorer), Alaska 1989 overwintering (Young Explorer), Svalbard 1990 (Leader), Svalbard 1992 (Deputy Chief Leader) and Yukon in 2007 as the Chief Leader. Nigel was also the Chair of the Expeditions Committee and also a Member of Council for 10 years. 

Other expeditions Nigel has participated in and organised include: Haute Route 1990, Himalaya 1991, Kenya 1993, British Crossing of Greenland Expedition 1994, British Magnetic Pole Expedition 1997, Sea Kayaking around Svalbard (80◦NorthExpedition) 1999, Ski Mountaineering in Svalbard (Winter) 2002, Around Oman Sea Kayaking Expedition 2005.

Nigel is a serving Police Officer and has an expertise in Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence and Serious and Organised Crime and in addition to this, he has been in Mountain Rescue to the past 34 years in varying roles in Patterdale MRT, one of the busiest teams in England and Wales inc Training Officer and a Deputy Leader and is currently the MREW Lead with regards to SAR Helicopters.