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Me in 3: Passionate, Inclusive, Inspired.

Place to play: The Cuillin Ridge, the remote North West, hidden gems along the Moray Coast and the big open spaces of the Cairngorms.

Not a lot of people know: I am from the South coast of England.

Mini bio:

Growing up in the New Forest on the South coast of England I would always much rather be playing outside. At the age of 8 I was able to join my Dad on one of his hillwalking trips to the Lake District and it was there I had my first taste of the mountains. I remember looking up at climbers on Dow Crag and being amazed how small they looked and wondered how they actually got there. A few years later, after a family holiday, I started sea kayaking.

All this great exposure to the outdoors lead me to study Outdoor Education at college and it is here my passion for hillwalking, climbing, kayaking and the great outdoors really took off.

Gaining a few instructing qualifications at the college my first job in the outdoors was working at a summer camp for 3 months in Maine, USA. Shortly after my time away I moved to Lancashire to start my first proper job and started to work towards where I am now.

Always looking forward to seeing somewhere new, work and personal interests took me to work in Aberdeen, the Lake District and mid Wales before now being settled in Inverness.

I’m happiest when I’m in one of the many wild spots of Scotland introducing people to the incredible landscapes and showing them the many different ways to enjoy it.

Iain's Photo and Video Gallery

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