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Simon Thomas Horne (29) from Torquay in Devon is a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He currently works in the Accident & Emergency departement at Frimley Park Hospital.
He's previously worked as doctor in Portsmouth & Plymouth. He's served with 5 Royal Irish and then 1 Royal Anglian Regiment. in Northern Ireland. Simon is a Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor & is Chairman of the Haywood Club, a Forces Medical Society.
Simon has not previously been on any expeditions & is a novice mountaineer. He raced dingys and small yachts in Torquay in his younger days & delivered yachts for fairweather sailors with his father, who was Rear Commodore of the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, as a part time job. Simon has completed the RYA III powerboat course and has plenty of experience on safety boats for sailing races and regattas. On skis he can hold his own on piste but is a newcomer to ski-mountaineering.
Simon describes his role on BAAE:
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