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    Josiah Spong

    Josiah Spong

    Passionate | Engaging | Fun

    Mini Bio

    I grew up in London but spent childhood summers running barefoot at summer camps in the Tennessee woods, where my father had grown up. After school I embarked on a childhood dream of backpacking around South America, where I encountered many amazing people and adventures. Upon my return, I moved to Glasgow to study History, and promptly joined the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club. This initiated a lasting love affair with the Scottish Highlands.

    After another stint travelling in the Americas and working various jobs, I decided to knuckle down, complete my Mountain Leader Award, and pursue a career working outdoors in the Scottish Highlands – which I’ve been doing since 2017.

    Place to Play

    Walking anywhere in the Scottish Highlands – I love any excuse to wander in high places.

    Not a lot of people know this

    My favourite Scottish word is Stravaigin – it means: ‘To wander aimlessly with intent’. A perfect word for those that love to walk in the highlands.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Winter Mountain Leader
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Outdoor First Aid
    • Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor
    • Rock Climbing Instructor
    • Open Canoe Leader Training
    Experience Read More

    I have over 10 years’ experience walking, camping and otherwise exploring the Highlands of Scotland.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Climbing a 6088m mountain in Bolivia for my 19 th Birthday – Huayna Potosí meaning Thunderous Youth in indigenous Altiplano.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    History and Mountains

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