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Ben Walker

Ben WalkerMe in 3 – Mad about mountains

Place to Play – I live in Keswick in the Lake District, so have a wonderful playground on my doorstep. Whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do whether it’s walking, fell running, mountain biking or open-water swimming.

Not a lot of people know this – Conveniently Ben or Beinn is the most common Scottish Gaelic word for mountain, so I often wonder if it was nurture or nature that I became a mountain-walker.

Mini Bio – I’m a keen hiker, biker, and travel photographer having previously been a sales manager for a leading adventure travel company. I lived in Thailand & Malaysia for 4 years, where I led trekking and biking trips from Borneo to Beijing to Kathmandu. I’ve been privileged to have lead trips and expeditions in over 20 countries on 4 continents.

In my free time I like to do long-distance biking trips and have ridden Lands End to John O’groats, Bangkok to Delhi and the length of New Zealand.

I’m now a full-time trek-leader and also organize adventure-races, cycle sportives and charity challenges. The Lake District is where I call home, however I can often be away for 8-9 months each year.