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    Ailsa Armstrong

    Enthusiastic | Creative | Cheerful

    Mini Bio

    Having been brought up on one of Scotland’s beautiful west coast islands, I have always treasured the opportunity to explore Scotland’s wild places and this continues to bring me much pleasure today.

    I particularly enjoy walking in the mountains and completed all of Scotland’s Munros some years ago. I also get a great deal of pleasure from the long distance, lower level, walks Scotland has to offer and continually seek out new adventures.

    Travel has not just been limited to Scotland as I have been fortunate to have walked, climbed and ski toured in many parts of the world, although there is always something special about coming home to the Cairngorms.

    Place to Play

    I love heading off to explore and experience the wild places of the Highlands mountains, but also the beautiful low level walking routes and coastal paths. My perfect day is always complete when I come across a coffee shop and/or gallery with local Scottish artisan products in unusual places.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I am a keen mosaic artist and was delighted to have had a piece of work displayed in the National Gallery of Scotland.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Mountain Leader Award – Summer 2004
    • BASP Outdoor Emergency First Aid
    Experience Read More

    I have been trekking, mountaineering and ski touring throughout Scotland, Europe and further afield for over 35 years. At times in guided groups and also as the leader with friends and colleagues. Currently one of my ambitions is to complete the final sections of the GR5 Geneva to Nice walking route.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Having travelled and trekked throughout the world my biggest adventure was the trek to Snow Lake and over the Hipsar La into the Hunza valley in Northern Pakistan. This is the most remote experience I have ever had, culminating in a road trip back along the Karakorum Highway to Islamabad.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    For me I enjoy researching the areas I am about to visit, knowing the history and specific details of what it offers.

    Book a trip with Ailsa

    Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
    Wilderness Walking – The West Highland Way
    6th Sep - 13th Sep 2021 Women only departure
    10 place(s) left CONFIRMED £1,695 Book Now

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