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Outdoor passion started at Seaford

Tim Fogg on the highs and lows of his global adventures
Tim hangs out on a volcano
Tim hangs out on a volcano

Seaford alumnus Tim Fogg’s love of nature and exploration has taken him to places that most of us can only dream of going.

His recent visit to the school might just have ignited a similar passion in the current generation of students. Tim (Seaford 1964-69) runs Rope Access Specialists, which provides rigging, safety supervision and advice for film and TV productions such as the BBC’s Planet Earth, work that has taken him to some of the remotest places in the world.

“My burning interest in caving and climbing has become my career and it all started with teachers Mr Hudson and Mr Hill who ran the Seaford outdoor activities group in the 1960s,” he said.

The former Kymes House Captain spent the day talking to Prep and Sixth Form students and showing them film clips from his adventures. “It would please me greatly if a spark struck in one or two of the audience who then thought, ‘I could do that’,” he said.

Geography teacher David Willcox said: “I was such a pleasure to have Tim come to Seaford to talk to students. To Prep School, he highlighted the importance of adventure, travel and the incredible wildlife and environments he has been able to visit and explore.

“He also spoke to current Year 12 students studying Geography, Travel and Tourism. This talk focused on taking opportunities for adventures and exploration that could lead to exciting careers in which you take your studies into the natural environment and follow your passion like Tim has been able to do.”

It's been more than 50 years since Tim left Seaford, but a quick walk around the wonderful grounds of Lavington Park brought back many memories.

“Small things pricked my memory,” said Tim. “The flint walls, certain trees, the pond by the gate where my first canoeing experience ended in a very cold dip…”

Thanks again to Tim for visiting Seaford and inspiring the next generation of nature explorers.


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