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    Jonathan Baldwin (Jono)

    Enthusiastic | Patient | Motivational

    Mini Bio

    Originally from the South of England I moved up to the Highlands of Scotland. After completing a full career of 24 years in the British Army travelling to the four corners of the world, I embarked on a new career in the outdoor adventure industry. In the summer I’m a mountain bike guide and a keen road biker, hiker and enjoy bike packing.  In the winter I’m a ski and snowboard instructor. I get a great buzz from teaching people the basics of skiing and snowboarding and seeing them develop and get the winter sports bug.  When I not guiding or teaching I can be found out in the Cairngorm Mountains and the Northern Highlands in both summer and winter on my bike, skis or splitboard and generally enjoying being out in the fresh Scottish air.

    Place to Play

    Sweet steep single tracks, and my guilty pleasure Carrbridge Golf course!

    Not a lot of people know this 

    I have cooked for the Queen and she said she liked it!

    Qualifications Read More

    Mountain Bike Leader with all-bolt-ons (night, winter, Exped leader) and Velotech Gold Cycle mechanic.

    Experience Read More

    Qualified both winter and summer, in the summer a MBL (mountain bike leader) for the past 4 years guiding at a high level both in Scotland and around the world leading groups at all levels of ability. In the winter I teaching skiing and snowboarding on our local mountain the Cairngorm, I teach mainly beginners and intermediate snow lovers.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    My biggest adventure was in 2014 trekking to Bascecamp Mount Everest a life long dream after seeing pictures of Mount Everest taken by my grandfather who served with the Ghurka’s in WW II. I followed in his footsteps and served 24 years in the Army and also managed to serve with these very special soldiers. This trip was also made special as it was my first of many adventures with my partner. I was in total awe of the country both in Kathmando and when we were trekking through the beautiful scenery which changed with every corner of the trail.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Local history of the Cairngorms, Badenoch and Strathspey.

    Adventurer's Stories about Jonathan

    Excellent job, even not the whole group thought like that. The presuppositions in the group were really different, so they had a hard job to satisfy each member of it. I/we enjoyed it very, very much to bike with them and to hear all the stories about the country.

    Matthias Schuerch
    Mountain Biking - Bike Across Scotland
    Reviewed on 18/08/2019

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