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    Janek Mamino

    Happy| Irish | Guy

    Mini Bio

    As a teenager, I was very interested in travel and being physically active. By seeking out experiences that met these interests I found my way into a lifestyle of outdoor adventure and expeditions. I have spent most of my working life trying to become an outdoor educator and have been privileged to hold numerous roles in the UK and internationally that provided me with this opportunity. I focus my time on sea kayaking and hiking as they are a great mix of my preferences of self-sufficiency, simplicity and situatedness.

    Place to Play

    Innerleithen or Torridon for mountain biking. Anglesey or Western Scotland for sea kayaking. I really enjoy the changeable weather in Scotland, no matter what is going on the land here is always dramatic and atmospheric.

    Not a lot of people know this

    Inuits would decide the width of their kayak by placing two fingers either side of their hips. This is a lot narrower than many modern designs.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Rock Climbing Instructor
    • First Aid
    • Canoe Leader
    • White water Kayak Leader
    • BSc. Outdoor Studies and Sports
    Experience Read More

    The majority of my experience has been leading extended expeditions in remote locations such as traversing sections of the Rocky Mountains or sea kayaking sections of the Baja Peninsula.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Travelling across France by train in order to begin a climbing trip in the Alps. I always thought mountain weather was dramatic and quick to change, then I experienced SNCF.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Education, with a focus on philosophical first principles and environmental philosophy.

    Adventurer's Stories about Janek

    They were great !

    Margaret Young
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
    Reviewed on 17/05/2023

    Our guides Janek and Jamie were excellent. Great company and ideal companions. Managed to knit a group of strangers together without any difficulty. The instruction and technical support was first class. Even managed to make haggis & neeps taste good! Couldn't have done more for us.

    David Ladd
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
    Reviewed on 14/05/2023

    As already mentioned the guides were amazing. I really appreciated the information that they gave us each day as to why they had chosen our destination due to the weather forecast, tides etc. Very aware of individuals various needs.

    Jane Carwithen
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
    Reviewed on 12/05/2023

    Just amazing!
    Janek/Jamie are really lovely people.

    Mark Pickering
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
    Reviewed on 07/05/2023

    Janek and Jamie were very professional but also handled everything with a light touch. Both were very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife (although, Jamie, sea otters grow to 3 FEET not three metres :) ). Thank you both for a great experience!

    Richard Hale
    Sea Kayaking - Introduction Course
    Reviewed on 06/05/2023

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