The go-to guy for mountain rescue, Rob Thomas trains others in mountain- and wilderness-rescue skills, including rope-rescue, wilderness and helicopter-based rescue techniques.
Rob been in the mountains ever since he can remember. He grew up in Cape Town, spending his early years running around on the slopes of Devil’s Peak before going to boarding school in the Eastern Cape. The school was very lenient (in those days), allowing the boarders out onto the mountains unsupervised. Rob he spent many weekends exploring the hills surrounding the Queenstown, occasionally getting into trouble and, in the process, learning to anticipate, avoid and solve problems.
In 1994 got involved in the training of mountaineers and other people going to cold places. Since then he has accumulated numerous climbing, mountain, outdoor, guiding and instructor qualifications.