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      Helen Marsden

      Helen Marsden

      Driven | Inquisitive | Yorkshire tea drinker!

      Mini Bio

      I was brought up in Yorkshire, and thanks to outdoorsy parents enjoyed having adventures on foot, by kayak and under sail all around the British Isles.

      Like many guides, I turned to the outdoors after a first career elsewhere. I did a graduate study in the USA and returned to the UK to follow a career in the chemical industry. To keep my sanity(!), I spent all my spare time mountaineering, kayaking and sailing, plus lots of travelling. 

      Place to Play

      Shetland and the Outer Hebrides. They are great places to explore by kayak, bike and on foot.

      Not a lot of people know this

      I have been fortunate to have been to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands twice……and I’d love to go back a third time!

      Adventurer's Stories about Helen

      Helen Marsden is an exceptional guide. Her knowledge of the area and walk was outstanding. She was keenly aware, observant of and attentive to all members of the walking party which made for an individualized experience. She enjoys guiding and that transferred over to the group. She is quirky in the best way and she helped me to more efficiently use my poles. Two thumbs UP for Helen!

      Patrice Boucaud
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 07/08/2017

      Helen Marsden was the perfect guide. She was informative, organized, efficient, and kept everyone on pace so that the group could stay together. She handled some delicate situations very professionally when we had 3 people that needed to pull-out of the walk for physical reasons. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with Helen, who taught me so much about the history, the culture, the fauna and flora of Scotland. She also shared her personal stories about her life and professions. So it was very pleasant to get to know our guide on a personal level as well.

      Thomas Leander
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 31/07/2017

      Helen Marsden terrific. Knowledgeable. Supportive.

      Debra Jones
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 29/07/2017

      Helen Marsden was a central part of the great safety we felt and the overall experience and fun we had. Thank you. Cathy.

      Cathy Buffini
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 28/07/2017

      Very good, well organised, well informed. Made the group work well together.

      Tim Primmer
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 27/07/2017

      Helen did a great job considering the overall situation. She worked with us to make the best of our abilities.

      Duane McCloud
      Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
      Reviewed on 27/07/2017

      Helen was excellent, she added so much to our daily activities and also gave us a great sense of the history in GB

      Angelica Clark
      16WSTM Tailor Made trips
      Reviewed on 23/08/2016

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