My mum and dad were founding members of the “Rangiora Tramping Club” in New Zealand, so I grew up spending most of my weekends in the hills and valleys of Arthur’s Pass and other wild parts of New Zealand. At high school my mates and I taught ourselves to kayak by putting our boats in the school pool at lunch time and figuring it out.
Since then I’ve been working as a guide and instructor in New Zealand, Scotland, Turkey and other beautiful places.
Paddling in Torridon and Applecross; it’s an ancient yet dynamic place, wild yet familiar, windswept yet comforting.
My mum was a brownie leader, and I think I was Aberdeen’s first boy brownie. Also… when Robert the Bruce defeated the English at Bannockburn in 1314 the population of New Zealand was probably zero.
“I have also picked bananas, cleaned windows on high rises, pulled pints, assembled and disassembled the stadiums at the London Olympics, been a bicycle courier in a few cities, and sold baked potatoes, amongst other things…”
Amazing guys like friends by the end of the trip
Reviewed on 13/10/2015
As before I can't say enough good things about our guides Kelty and Jeremy they were just super, made the trip.
Reviewed on 06/10/2015
Our guide made the trip what it was. He set the tone for our trip and found a way to guide each of us in a way that suited our needs and personalities. I really appreciated his ability to encourage me with the kayaking which I was hesitant about, but still found a way to make the experience appropriate for my husband and 16 year old son who like more excitement and physical challenge. Because Jeremy has experience he makes it look easy but we have had previous experience with other guided trips (not Wilderness Scotland!) so we really appreciated the caliber and quality of experience that Jeremy was able to provide.
15WSTM Tailor Made trips
Reviewed on 14/09/2015
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