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    Alan MacBeth

    Gaelic | Mountain | Enthusiast

    Mini bio:

    I live in Inverness with my young family and I am a Gaelic speaker.
    When not guiding you may spot me hiking or biking up a Scottish mountain or going on a family walk in the beautiful Highlands and Islands.
    I have over 25 years experience of hiking, climbing and biking the mountains of Scotland and beyond. I have completed all 282 of Scotland’s Munro mountains as well as scaling Mont Blanc and the Dent du Geant in the Alps.

    Places to Play:

    I’m probably at my happiest on the coastal mountains of the West Highlands and Islands.

    Not a lot of people know this:

    I’m a volunteer director of a Gaelic language charity in Inverness.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Mountain Bike Leader
    • Rock Climbing Instructor
    Experience Read More

    I have compleated all 282 Scottish Munro mountains.
    I have been hiking, climbing and biking in the Scottish Highlands for over 25 years.
    I have had many climbing trips to the Alps and scaled Mont Blanc and the Dent du Geant.
    I have been guiding professionally since 2022.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I hatched a plan in lockdown to scale all of Scotland’s island Corbett hills (over 2500 feet) in a one-er. I did it self supported – on foot up the hills then cycling to the next hill and camping at night. It involved 11 Corbetts, 10 islands and 13 ferries. It took me 2 weeks in 2021, and was an amazing experience. The isle of Harris was probably the highlight, as well as all the great people I met.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    The Scottish Gaelic language and culture (most of our Highland mountain names are Gaelic).

    Adventurer's Stories about Alan

    Extremely pleased with our guide. Greatly appreciated his hiking expertise. He was friendly and approachable. He provided flexibility in our daily activities. He met our every need. He was prompt. He gave us great insight into Scotland and the Highlands. He was tolerant of our quirkiness! Would highly recommend him.

    Mike Cashdollar
    23WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 30/09/2023

    Our guide, Allen, had a diverse group. He had the difficult job of meeting each of our expectations. Felt that the group ability level was very wide and some of the participates made it hard to get general agreement on "plans" for the day. It was no fault of the guide but the team.

    Nancy Soener
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 19/07/2023

    Please pass on to Alan MacBeth our highest praise. He was great!

    Brad Jovaag
    Self Drive Collection - Skye
    Reviewed on 16/07/2023

    Book a trip with Alan

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wilderness Walking – Autumn Perthshire
    7th Oct - 11th Oct 2024
    8 place(s) leftAvailable £1,475Book Now

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