Geoff has been fascinated with the weather for as long as he can remember, and after graduating in meteorology at the University of Reading in 1973, worked for the Met Office for 25 years. Periods in research were focussed on improving weather forecasting, primarily local variations in rainfall and cloud, mostly due to the complex coastline of Britain and Ireland. He also did stints forecasting at several locations in the UK, and abroad in Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.
In 1999, Geoff moved to Galloway, having been invited to run what was originally ‘Weather Watchers’, a private weather forecasting company, now under the name Geoff Monk and Associates. It was in 2002 when Geoff renewed an interest in local weather, this time concentrating on the mountains, developing what became the Mountain Weather Information Service.
His life-long interest in mountains was sparked by a school day trip to the Langdales. Now into his 60s, Geoff continues to enjoy the mountains all over Scotland whenever he gets the chance. Geoff has no plans to retire.