Richard Rees – Co-owner of Wild Spirit AB
Richard, co-owner of Wild Spirit AB, embarked on a journey with his wife, Claire Rees, to Sweden, establishing a thriving dog sledding business since 2011. Initially, his fascination with huskies started modestly, evolving from two dogs to a pack of 80, catering to diverse groups, families, corporations, and charities.
Passion for the Outdoors
Rooted in his Welsh heritage, Richard founded a successful bushcraft school, engaging groups, families, schools, and the local council. As a result, the acclaimed Wild Spirit UK echoes his expertise, fostering a lasting legacy.
Expertise and Love for Nature
Richard’s expertise spans arctic survival, hunting, trapping, and wild food foraging, cultivated through self-teaching and research, deeply rooted in his lifelong passion for nature.
Reindeer Skin Clothing Artisan
Driven by fervent passion, Richard crafts parkas from high-quality Sami Reindeer Herders’ skins in Northern Jämtland, a pursuit that burgeoned from a personal hobby. As a result, custom-made parkas symbolize his dedication and accompany Richard during tourist seasons with his sled team.
Claire Rees – Co-owner of Wild Spirit AB
Claire’s background in health, fitness, and project management seamlessly complemented their venture. Initially focusing on project management upon relocating to Sweden, Claire’s role evolved into a strategic helm as the business burgeoned.
With a heart for people, Claire ensures the happiness of everyone involved: husband, staff, volunteers, guests, and the cherished dogs. Consequently, she meticulously curates the trip of a lifetime for each guest.
Joe Rees – Handler
Venturing from Wales to Northern Scandinavia, Joe’s commitment and adept handling skills bolster the team, doubling as snow machine support in inclement weather.
Adrian Hill – Handler
Originating from Australia, Adrian’s nomadic spirit led him to Wild Spirit AB after a three-year odyssey across Europe. Consequently, his confident handling earned him a place in the team, with hopes of a return someday.