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    Martin Tull

    Enthusiastic | Adventurous | Considerate

    Mini Bio

    Originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire I settled in the north of Scotland after completing a long and varied career in the Royal Air Force, the latter half spent in Scotland. As Aircrew, I was very fortunate to have been able to travel and explore a great deal across the globe particularly early on in my career. Now I prefer to do it by foot.

    A keen Rugby player in my younger years I was a comparatively late starter to the outdoors. That moment came when I spent a weekend scrambling in Snowdonia in my late 20s. I was immediately hooked and since then I haven’t looked back. When I was later posted to Scotland I started to climb, walk and mountaineer in earnest, often organising and leading trips here and later overseas. I have also led many multi-week development expeditions for young people around the world and completed the Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) in 2004. I hold a great passion for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and love sharing it with people.

    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 and later took me mountain flying.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Winter & Summer Mountain Leader
    • BASP Emergency First Aid Course
    • BSc(Hons) GeoSciences
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Supervisor and assessor
    Experience Read More

    I have been leading groups in the UK hills and overseas in one form or another since 1990. In the mid-90s, I was a military Combat Survival Instructor for 4 years instructing fellow RAF Aircrew on how to survive, escape and evade in all environments. I got to know Dartmoor, Wales, the jungles of Brunei, the Mojave desert, West Virginia, Arctic Norway, Bavaria and the sea off Plymouth Sound all too well !

    The early 2000s presented a shift when I started to support youngsters in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards by becoming a volunteer D of E expedition supervisor for the local Council usually operating in the Cairngorm mountains. I also started to lead International expeditions mainly with young people in my spare time. These have taken me to the Indian Himalayas, Nepal, Borneo, Morocco, Ecuador, Iceland and the highest peaks in Eastern Africa. Highlights have included swimming with whale sharks and walking alongside a family of warthogs during a walking safari in Botswana and many more. These have been great experiences and have been a conduit to share experiences and passion for adventure and the great outdoors with young people. Similarly, working for Wilderness Scotland allows me to share the stunning dramatic scenery, landscapes and history that the Scottish Highlands and Islands offer. What I love doing is sharing those special moments with others.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    It has to be Denali, Alaska where I have been fortunate to have been twice. On the last trip we reached the 17200 foot camp and were all set to go for the summit the following morning. Unfortunately when we woke up, one of our number was not well suffering from Altitude sickness so instead of going up we had to go down rapidly to the Basin camp at 14000’.

    Once down safely at the camp and rested, we put our disappointment aside and had an impromptu jamming session miming to Guns and Roses classics from someone’s walkman and playing with musical instruments cut out of ice. Quite probably never been seen at that camp before or after. Big lows and highs all on the same day.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    If you have any difficulty in sleeping, I am very knowledgeable on the Geophysical factors affecting sound propagation and losses in the Ocean.

    On the hill, I have a keen interest in the environment, geology, history, wildlife and bushcraft. Off the hill, the best coffee shops and whether to have the cheesecake, Victoria sponge or flapjack to go with it.

    Adventurer's Stories about Martin

    Martin Tull was fantastic. His professionalism and enthusiasm were the most important reasons for the success of the hike. I appreciated his history and geology insights along the way as well.

    Dennis Loucks
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 16/05/2024

    Martin Tull was helpful, friendly and very informative.

    Glenn Irwin
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 13/05/2024

    Martin was amazing! He looked after all of us, engaging, kept us going

    Rosemary Irwin
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 12/05/2024

    Martin was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable not only of the route but also of the geological features we were traversing and he was super passionate about it! He was kind and friendly, and I would love to have him as a guide on another Wilderness Scotland trip.

    Sam Beck
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 10/05/2024

    Martin was a font of knowledge and had a good sense for the hiking fitness among each person in our group. The pace was kept at a moderate level with occasional stops for ducking behind the bushes since there are no restrooms other than the villages which are spread far apart.

    Paul Zukunft
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 24/08/2023

    Our guide, Martin, was outstanding! He was well organized, helpful, knowledgeable & a great guide.

    Fran DeNinno
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 22/08/2023

    Martin Kept us informed each Day of what to expect. Hu

    Roger Smith
    Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 19/08/2023

    Martin was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgable about the history and geology of the island as well as managing the group well to make sure quicker and slower walkers all managed to do the walks together. He was also good fun.

    Maggie Neilson
    Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 20/06/2023

    Martin was an outstanding tour leader. His knowledge of the walks and terrain was exceptional, and he was able to adapt the itinerary where needed. He was so knowledgeable about the history, geology and wildlife of the island too, and his passion and experience was clear. Martin was highly professional but a lot of fun at the same time.

    Cecilia Watts
    Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 13/06/2023

    See overall trip comments. I would definitely go on another trip with Martin as a guide.

    Wendy Frytak
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 05/05/2023

    Martin Tull did a good job of pulling us together as a group and adjusting walks for all our fitness levels.

    Katherine Gettys
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 24/04/2023

    He was very flexible and soon gauged the ability and fitness of the group and adjusted accordingly.
    He never got annoyed when someone held him up

    Doreen Miller
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 24/04/2023

    Martin was great. Very helpful. Had a sense of humour. Included everyone. Hunted down a red squirrel for me cause I desperately wanted to see one

    Kimberley Francis
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Martin was a terrific guide and driver. He certainly knows the area extremely well and picked the appropriate hiking trails each day to maximize our experience while taking into consideration the Scottish weather. He was amiable and friendly and made me, in particular, feel part of the group since the hikes were a little more challenging for me. I owe him a huge thank you.

    Jennifer Jones
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Martin was fabulous, I did tell him this, but I really enjoyed having him guide us. It was great to feel like we were in safe hands, and he really brought the area to life. 5*!

    Shakira Adigun-Boaye
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 23/11/2022

    Our guide was kind and gentle and very good in seeing that the weakest link of the group got a real good experience!

    Inga Ebert
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 16/11/2022

    Martin was a fantastic guide. He adjusted the hikes to best fit the weather and group, he sought the group’s input, and he had excellent knowledge to share on lots of topics relating to the terrain and history of the area and Scotland, which I very much appreciated.

    Lori Marcum
    Wilderness Walking - Autumn Highlands
    Reviewed on 16/11/2022

    Martin Tull was a very good guide, ensuring those who were having difficulty received assistance, providing history lessons along the way and leading.

    Robyn Elizabeth Stuart-Kohn
    Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
    Reviewed on 23/08/2022

    Both Martin Tull and Graham Beckett were absolutely first class. They don't come any better. There are many reasons for saying that but, above all, their thoughtfulness, sharing of their local knowledge and commitment to ensuring that we got the maximum benefit and enjoyment.

    Barry Eaglestone
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 25/07/2022

    Martin was an excellent guide. He was attentive to all his clients. Demonstrate an ability to mold the program to his clients and the weather. Handled stress well...even the flat tire.

    He was informative on geology and history.

    I am very glad that he lined up an opportunity for us to meet with one of the Harris Tweed weavers. This experience will touch the lives of many people in my personal community at home.

    Stephanie Fore
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 17/07/2022

    Our guide was Martin T. He did a great job managing the needs of the individual guests while keeping the full group in mind. I appreciated his individual attention in getting to know each of us as well as his kindness to those who needed extra help. We especially enjoyed the history he shared about the various locations we visited. We felt very confident in his ability and enjoyed his humor very much!

    Michelle Cinquemani
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 15/07/2022

    As previously stated Martin Tull was outstanding in every way. You are fortunate to have him as part of your team

    William Loadvine
    Wilderness Walking - Outer Hebrides & Skye
    Reviewed on 11/07/2022

    Friendly, helpful and skilled guide. Felt I could trust him to find the way at all times.

    Dorothy Peat
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 04/07/2022

    Martin was an excellent guide, very friendly, attentive and wanting the group to get the best out of every day. This was made more challenging by the variable weather but he coped admirably. Made an inspired choice to book tickets for the late night boat trip to the Mousa broch. Took fully on board the wishes and interests of the group and very personable.

    Carl Broomhead
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 01/07/2022

    Martin was very knowledgeable. He was open to suggestions and took care to ensure our safety. He was good with instructions and watchful over everyone.

    Baljit Dosanjh
    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles
    Reviewed on 27/06/2022

    Our guide Martin Tull was amazing. Perfect guide, super flexible and lovely to get to know

    Steph Lewis
    22WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/06/2022

    Martin - we enjoyed our time with you very much. You were the perfect combination of knowledge and stories - yet also seemed to know when we wanted to just wander and take things in in silence. You were very patient when we stopped every 30 sec for photos. We loved our lunches and the hot drinks you provided - just stay out of the bogs will you :)? We wouldn't hesitate to take another trek with you somewhere else in the world.

    Kelly Shaw
    Self Drive Collection - Skye
    Reviewed on 30/03/2022

    Martin was brilliant, see previous comment.

    Emily Matheson
    21WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 15/08/2021

    Book a trip with Martin

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Wildlife Adventures – Outer Hebrides & St Kilda
    25th May - 31st May 2024
    2 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,595Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Outer Hebrides: Uists, Barra & Mingulay
    31st Aug - 6th Sep 2024
    8 place(s) leftAvailable £2,555Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Argyll & the Isles
    7th Sep - 13th Sep 2024
    1 place(s) leftGuaranteed £2,495Book Now
    Wilderness Walking – Autumn Highlands
    12th Oct - 16th Oct 2024
    7 place(s) leftAvailable £1,475Book Now

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    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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