I have been working in the outdoors all of my life and am still passionate about it! Its been a great and varied adventure so far with lots of walking, climbing, sailing and biking. For the past 25 winters I have been Avalanche Forecasting on Ben Nevis. Away from the land, I have been involved with skippering various charter boats off the west coast of Scotland for many years and have developed a passion for sailing traditional Pilot Cutters.
Place to Play
It’s either riding the single track through the abandoned village of Gearraidh Lotaigear or exploring the Bishop Isles by sailing boat. You really have to try it to understand! The only clue you get is that they are both in the Outer Hebrides!
Not a lot of people know this
I used to be a film star – Well not quite! I played W.H.Murray in a reenactment of his famous winter ascent of Tower Ridge for the “On The Edge” TV series. Hobnail boots, wooly gloves, tweed britches etc. Cutting steps along the Eastern Traverse is the most frightening thing I have ever done!