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Emma Atkinson

Emma AtkinsonMe in 3 –  Psyched, Motivational, Determined

 Place to play – Where to choose!? Scotland is an amazing place with so much wild space for all types of adventure! I love the North West Highlands and I love my home in Aviemore, surrounded by the Cairngorm mountains. Rock climbing is my main passion, so in my free time you would usually find me glued to a rock face somewhere in the world or swooping around the woods on my bike.

Not a lot of people know this – I used to race in the UCI downhill mountain bike world cup, but left my career as a rider when I began rock climbing a few years ago. The wild spaces and peace of the mountains gave me a different perspective on what I wanted to do with my time, so here I am and I’ve never been happier!

Mini Bio – Having keen mountaineers for parents, I have always enjoyed the high up places and wild open spaces that Scotland has to offer. As a child I loved mountain biking and athletics, going on to compete in national and international competitions – I have always been very driven to push myself. After graduating from University I moved to Aviemore where I completed a year at Glenmore Lodge National Outdoor Centre working through my qualifications. Now I work as a freelance instructor and spend lots of time climbing, travelling and learning new things.