My background…I’m from the Lake District and was brought up with my 3 other siblings in a remote valley surrounded by hills woodland and fields. Most of our free time at home was spent running around exploring and building dens. Our holidays were usually camping and sailing trips to the Western Isles or staying in remote holiday cottages to go walking and exploring.
My life now…..During the winter I’m based in the Aviemore and I work in the Cairngorms as one of the senior forecasters for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. I love working in the dramatic landscape, it’s so varied and often challenging.
Sometimes I see the most beautiful snow crystals and wildlife. The rest of the year I work as a freelance walking guide either in the Highlands, the Lake District which is my family home or the Alps. Occasionally I venture as far as the Himalaya’s to guide Everest Base camp or generally wander up the Khumbu valley.
Some of my spare time is spent walking our dogs or gardening and if I’m going on holiday I love sailing in the Western Isles or skiing in the Alps.
My love of being in the outdoors has been with me since I was a child growing up with my brothers and sisters in the Lake District. I qualified as an international mountain leader in 2007 and have guided in the Scottish highlands alps and Himalaya. During the winter months, I am based in the Cairngorm mountains working as a forecaster for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS).
Place to play
Anywhere in the Western Isles.
Not a lot of people know this
I love making soap and I’m learning to play the Banjo.