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    Andy Stotesbury

    Calm | Energetic | Rocksolid

    Mini Bio

    I am an enthusiastic climber/ mountaineer and cyclist. The Cairngorms have been my home for the last 8 years. Before this, I was in North Wales and the South West of England, and visiting Scotland every Winter for 3 or 4 months. Working part-time and having a portfolio career gives me time for adventures around the Cairngorms and around Scotland.

    Place to Play

    Torridon. The combination of the sea and mountains in a stunning setting. Great for adventures year-round be it hiking, scrambling, climbing or biking.

    Not a lot of people know this

    When sailing a Laser dinghy a long time ago I once beat a soon to be multiple Olympian in an informal race, I think I got lucky with the changeable wind.

    Qualifications Read More

    Summer ML, Winter ML, Mountain Bike Leader, UK Summer and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing (MCI and WMCI).

    Experience Read More

    I started outdoor pursuits at school with lots of water sports and cycling then rock climbing. Then more rock climbing, winter climbing and mountaineering. I have been leading groups for 20 years.

    I remain enthusiastic about the outdoor environment.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    At 20 studying in Australia for a year. Lots of fantastic rock climbing around Australia and hiking in New Zealand made for a memorable year.

    Adventurer's Stories about Andy

    Can’t say enough good things about Andy. On time, knowledgeable, personable. Great guide!

    Nora Foster
    23WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 25/09/2023

    Arrin and Andy were excellent guides. They were both very encouraging on some of the steeper climbs on the Wee Mad Road and elsewhere. On the one 25% grade that my husband and I just could not deal with at the end of the Wee Mad Road, Andy called ahead and Arrin gave us a ride up that part of the road.

    Tracy Bare
    Road Cycling - The North Coast 500: Highlights
    Reviewed on 19/09/2023

    Andy and Arran were excellent, helpful, knowledgeable and supportive, they could not have done more and their efforts and friendliness made the trip for me.

    Mark Cheesmore
    Road Cycling - The North Coast 500: Highlights
    Reviewed on 28/08/2023

    Our tour was self-guided, but honestly it felt like fully guided with Andy’s care. I didn’t realize he would be with us the entire trip and guide us every step of the way. He was organized, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. The GPS units were great too.

    Megan Ryan
    Self Guided + Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 25/06/2023

    Andy took all our requests on board and provided excellent support throughout our adventure while giving us the space to enjoy every aspect

    Elaine Green
    Self Guided + Cycling - Skye and the Inner Hebrides
    Reviewed on 08/05/2023

    Book a trip with Andy

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Road Cycling – Tour of the Borders
    10th Aug - 16th Aug 2024
    6 place(s) leftAvailable £2,495Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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