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    Stevie Christie

    Managing Director – Wilderness Scotland

    Maps / Spreadsheets / Adventures

    Mini Bio

    I got my first pair of hiking boots (against my will!) when I was 14 years old. After an accidental epic on the Isle of Arran on their first outing, I was hooked and I’ve been exploring Scotland’s wild places ever since. I’ve now climbed most of the Munros (Scotland’s 282 highest peaks), ridden my mountain bike and road bike all over the Highlands and islands, paddled sea kayaks on the west coast, and canoed across beautiful lochs in the morning mist. I love adventures in the outdoors so delivering those amazing experiences for our travellers as the focus of what we do means that I have the best job in the world.

    Having graduated from university with a law degree, my first job was in environmental policy with the civil service and a career in adventure travel seemed like a pipe dream. Since joining Wilderness Scotland back in 2003, however, I’ve gained over 20 years experience in the adventure travel industry, working in all kinds of roles – as a guide, in sales, marketing and operations; and a bit of everything else as well as the business grew. As Managing Director, I now lead our incredible team here in Aviemore. I still need to pinch myself sometimes to make sure it’s real!

    Having lived in several Scottish cities, I’ve been based in Cairngorms National Park since we relocated the business here in 2011. With its fantastic hiking, biking and skiing, living here is a real treat for someone who loves the great outdoors! Our team in Aviemore is passionate about Scotland and its great outdoors, and love sharing it with our travellers. Their extra mile commitment to creating and delivering the best adventure holidays in Scotland keeps me smiling and I love the buzz in our office every day. Whether that day holds maps, spreadsheets or other adventures for me, it’s always a challenge I look forward to.

    Place to Play

    Assynt & Coigach – the North-West Highlands of Scotland offer utterly stunning scenery, fantastic for exploring on foot, by sea kayak, canoe, bike, with your camera…

    Not a lot of people know this

    I got married on a beach in Assynt. Our wedding photos are amazing!


    Experience Read More

    I’ve led adventure holidays all across Scotland, and (a long time ago…) expeditions to destinations as varied as Peru, Namibia and Bhutan. However, I’ve been working in the Wilderness Scotland office for over 20 years now and that’s where my real expertise lies. I know my way around Scotland better than most people, and I have my black book of top hotels and special accommodations around the country! I’ve spoken at conferences across Scotland and the world about adventure travel, sustainability and business development. But I still enjoy getting out to guide clients when I get the chance!

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • BASP Emergency First Aid
    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Across various trips, I’ve spent over a year of my life in Africa, a further year in North America and more than 6 months in Latin America, as well as a couple of trips to the Himalayas and several excursions to the high summits of the Alps, getting to lots of other interesting places in between. While I love travelling to far-away places, I’ve had countless incredible adventures in Scotland, from sleeping on the summit of the highest peak on Skye to cycling coast to coast across the tiny island of Tiree with my young daughter. If you get yourself out there, adventures will happen!

    Specialist Subject Read More

    I’ve spoken at conferences across Scotland and the world about adventure travel, sustainability and business development. However, if I’m out with clients I like to connect them with the landscape through poetry, literature and stories of early adventurers who explored these wild places in a time long before guidebooks and adventure holidays! I’m also known to tell a bad joke or two …

    Publications Read More

    I’ve written pieces for outdoor magazines such as TGO, The Scottish Mountaineer and Scottish Field, and recently had an essay published in the Pete Cairns book ‘Scotland: A Re-Wilding Journey’. I’ve made several appearances on BBC Radio Scotland and various North American radio stations too. I’ve also appeared on BBC Scotland and BBC Alba several times, speaking about a variety of topics. Finally, I’ve had several articles written about me in newspapers and magazines across the UK.

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    © Stevie Christie / Wilderness Scotland

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