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Paul EastoMe in 3 – Thoughtful | Determined | Hot Chocolate (that’s probably 4 but I can’t live without it!)

Place to Play – The North Face of Ben Nevis. A truly amazing and atmospheric place to explore in summer and winter.

Not a lot of people know this – I once beat 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Steve Redgrave. It was at Noughts & Crosses but they all count.

Mini Bio – Back in 2001, I gave up a career as a surveyor and co-founded Wilderness Scotland. Everyone thought we were mad at the time and they were probably right. We were, however, determined and incredibly enthusiastic to share our passion for Scotland’s Wild Places. More than a decade on and I’m proud to be part of an amazing team of individuals who are committed to providing the very best adventure experiences possible and supporting the environments and communities where we work. While mostly based in the office now, I still get out a handful of times each year to guide some of our mountain biking and road cycling trips. For me, the Outer Hebrides are hard to beat – when the sun is shining it’s the best place in the world.


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Mountain Biking - The Hebridean Trail

Next available trip: 22nd June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Region: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality
  • 280km across seven islands with some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in Europe
  • Fascinating history, culture, wildlife and island hospitality

Price: from £1,895

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