Place to Play – Cairngorms National Park. It has it all – mountains, rivers, forests, community. The longer I live here the more and more I love it.
Not a lot of people know this – The first outdoor sport I ever took up was Gliding. I was a qualified pilot at 16, before I had passed my driving test.
Mini Bio – I fell into the outdoors almost by accident. I was meant to be studying Physics but simply found Mountaineering and White Water Kayaking much more interesting. After graduating I decided to pursue a special kind of life and trained as an outdoor instructor. I added rafting, skiing, sailing, biking, gorging and canoeing to my pastimes and working life over the next couple of years. My philosophy is to do what you love and love what you do. I am married to a wonderful girl who shares and inspires this outlook in me.
My favourite activity has to be photography – it can fit in with anything else and I love that it inspires me to explore, experience amazing adventures and then create art from those experiences. Most of all what I love about guiding is when people who come as clients become great friends in the space of a few days.