Stephen Lee was born in Nottinghamshire and studied at Reading University before qualifying as a barrister in London and practising as a lawyer for six years.
A passion for travel and wild places prompted a change of career in 1985.Since then he has been a travel writer, photographer and teacher. He has published four travel books and numerous travel articles in UK national newspapers (The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian among others) as well as running his own landscape photographic gallery.
During this time he has regularly taught law and photography and more recently qualified with Cambridge (CELTA) as a teacher of English, teaching at leading language college St Giles in Brighton.
Stephen has two children (Danny aged 23 and Sophie, 21) and lives with his long-term partner Christine.
In his spare time he is a keen skier and mountaineer, traveller and sport cyclist. He has cycled most of the Tour de France mountain stages, to Paris and back, as well as raising £55,000 for charity cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2012. He enjoys playing the Spanish guitar and singing to anyone who will listen.
Stephen has a good rapport with his students and is enthusiastic in whatever he does. A fine member of the team!