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Trek Prep Fitness Qualifications

Trek Prep Fitness Bio

richard-gory-bioHi, I am Richard Gorey the owner and head trainer of Trek Prep Fitness. I developed TPF after helping many of friends achieve their trekking and climbing goals for the last 7 years. I have a long history of bush walking, trekking, climbing, canoe and kayak racing, scuba diving and much more. I love trying so many activities but trekking and climbing are my main passions.

I also have a long career in outdoor employment with 23 years as a Fire Fighter and Officer and 30 years of diving with the last 20 of those years with the Royal Australian Naval Reserve. Prior to all that, I served for 3 years in the Royal Australian Army Reserve in Infantry . Along the way and outside of these fields, I was travelling extensively and experiencing a wide range of outdoor skills that I can draw on to help you.



Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1 Coach

Certificate IV in Fitness

Senior First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation

Technical Mountaineer Training 1997 New Zealand

Qld Fire Rescue Service (QFRS) Level 2 Rescue Technician

QFRS Fire Officer (23 years)

Diver Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) (20 years)

Part 2 Commercial Diver SCUBA & SSBA (30m)

Part 2 Commercial Diving Supervisor SCUBA & SSBA (30m)

PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver


Australia – Bushwalking SE Qld, Vic and NSW


Trekking – Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp trek multiple times including as a guide, Jiri to Lukla trek

Climbing – Imja Tse (Island Peak), Mera Peak.

New Zealand

Trekking, climbing and mountaineer training

Peru and Ecuador

Trekking – Machu Picchu, Ancash Region, Nazca Region and Cotapaxi

Mountain Biking – Cotapaxi


Climbing – Aconcagua region


Rock Climbing – Red Rocks Nevada

Rock Climbing – Northern California


Scuba Diving

East Coast Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Vanuatu, Bokisa, Galapagos Islands.