Originally from Wiltshire, I settled in Moray after completing a long and varied career in the RAF, much of it in Scotland. As an aviator, I was very fortunate to have spent much time traveling across the world particularly early on in my career. In my 20s I played Rugby in my spare time and was a comparatively late starter in appreciating the outdoors. That moment came when I spent a weekend scrambling in Snowdonia. I was immediately hooked and since then I haven’t looked back. When I was later posted to Kinloss, I started to climb, walk and mountaineer in Scotland in earnest, often organising and leading trips here and overseas. I completed the Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) in 2004.
Place to Play
I just love the Cairngorm plateau, particularly in winter. Alternatively, if it is a hot summer’s day the beach at Loch Avon takes some beating.
Not a lot of people know this
Prince William once made me a coffee