As a 6 year old I announced I wanted to be an Outdoor Instructor… many years later here I am. I work and play in the Scottish Highlands, based in Fort William and nowhere I have ever lived felt more like home than here. I love being in the mountains, exploring and improving my geography and sense of identity in Scotland. I also love being part of people’s climbing journey – be it sharing someone’s first munro, or taking a group of children clambering on the rocks.
Hillwalking and climbing are my particular passions. I’ve climbed in a lot of places around the world from Tibet to Jordan and I’m currently working on my first munro round and finding all the hidden bothies around Scotland. I’m learning to play the piano, I adore baking treats and one day in the future I will have chickens, a dog, and a hot tub!
Places to play
Ben Nevis! I see “The Ben” from my front window and I wake every morning wondering how I got so lucky. The Pony Track can be anything from someone’s very first, very epic mountain challenge to the descent after a mammoth day climbing a huge winter route. From rock climbing on the North Face to skiing down the Red Burn on a glorious winter afternoon, Ben Nevis has it all!
Not a lot of People know this
I really can’t stand raisins and my first ambition, before wanting to work in the outdoors, was to own a cheese shop.