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    Andrew Reeve

    Andrew Reeve

    Energetic | Hospitable | Steadfast

    Mini Bio

    Ever since my first backpacking and wild camping trip along the South West Coast Path aged 11, the mountains and sea have held a strong allure. I first visited Scotland in 2014 for the Scottish Islands Peaks Race and there was no going back. After a short-lived career in Mechanical Engineering I moved to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides to start a sea kayaking business. Covid-19 necessitated a pivot and I’m now attempting to suffuse our secondary school pupils with some knowledge of Mathematics.

    Place to Play

    The Outer Hebrides! Running in the deserted North Harris hills in the morning and kitesurfing at Seilebost beach in the afternoon. Sea kayaking here will challenge the most committed and daring paddlers! I’ve also got a soft spot for Loch Tay and the Lawers ridge where my first days in Scotland were spent.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I have a penchant for crochet – my finest product is a pair of leather-soled slippers.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Sea Kayak Leader (Moderate Water)
    Experience Read More

    I’ve worked in aerospace engineering offices and petrochemical complexes, but have gradually realised that it is people who bring satisfaction and contentment to work and life. Making an impact on somebody’s day, be that a nervous sea kayaker or a struggling pupil, is what inspires and motivates me most.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    A 9 month trip to the USA and New Zealand aged 18 for all the formative ‘what-do-I-do-now?!’ moments! Paddling to the Shiant Isles for the most ‘Wow’ moments in a weekend!

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Flapjacks, scones, chapatis and other carbohydrate-heavy home baked treats. The Outer Hebrides have also fostered a fascination in our seabirds – my favourite is the fulmar.

    Publications Read More

    I like to write and make videos about my own adventures at www.actionreeve.com.

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