Having had the most extraordinary good fortune and privilege to travel on adventures and lead expeditions to all seven continents, allowing me to become more familiar with the Khumbu Valley in Nepal than the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms, I am still as passionate as ever to share my enthusiasm for my home country, Scotland.
Whether travelling on skis or snowboard; by kayak, canoe, raft, boat or windsurfer; shod in rock-shoes or snow-shoes or equipped with ice axe and crampons – whether out on my own, with friends, or leading and teaching others, I am still often not able to tell the difference between days of work or play.
Places to play
The Khumbu Valley, or anywhere in Bonnie Scotland.
Not many people know this
I was President of the school Poetry Club and Gardening Club when I was 11 years old (perhaps an early indication of my destiny towards roles of influence and responsibility?!).