I am an experienced adventurer with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in many of the world’s wildest places; from Antarctica to Greenland and many places in between. As a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and a Master Educator of Leave No Trace, I am committed to sustainable tourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.
I love sharing the wild places of Scotland, whether Mountains, Glens, Loch or Coast. Apart from helping you have a fun and enjoyable holiday, I hope you will connect with both the place and the experience when you travel with us. I am very interested in the folklore and traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany. You may get some very ‘fresh’ ingredients to try on a trip with me.
Almost anywhere on the west or northern coasts and islands of Scotland. If I have to choose, then Shetland never fails to blow my mind.
Myles Farnbank is not my original name..!
“I love sharing the wild places of Scotland, whether Mountains, Glens, Loch or Coast. Apart from helping you have a fun and enjoyable holiday, I hope you will connect with both the place and the experience when you travel with us. I am very interested in the folklore and traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany. You may get some very ‘fresh’ ingredients to try on a trip with me.”
Mountain Training Association: https://mt.tahdah.me/profile/index/4651
International Sea Kayak Guide Association: http://www.iskga.com/myles-farnbank/
I am an experienced wilderness guide with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in some of the worlds wildest places. I am committed to the principles of ecotourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.
I am a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. I am a qualified Marine Wildlife Guide and Trainer for the WiSe Marine Wildlife Watching Scheme. If I were asked to state my USP it would be, expertise at creating outdoor experiences and training to help deeply connect people with both place and experience. I am championing the Leave No Trace message in the UK, liaising with a range of agencies and organisations to get a consistent picture on best practice relating to responsible recreational activity in our wild lands. I am passionate about sea kayak & canoe expeditions and have paddled in many varied locations from Antarctic Peninsula, Greenland, Baffin Island, Norway, Sweden, Sardinia, Croatia, Austria, France, Canada, Madagascar, New Zealand, West and East coast USA as well as extensively in my home waters of Scotland. In recent years I have been providing consulting services to adventure travel businesses and DMO’s around the world. To date Oman, Namibia, Ireland, Armenia, Georgia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway and Kyrgyzstan.
In 2011 Myles led two sailing and sea kayak expeditions back to back in Antarctica. Sailing from Puerto Williams in Chile across the infamous Drake Passage and then sea kayaking and camping on the ice along the Antarctic Peninsula. 42 days continuous guiding in one of the worlds wildest and most beautiful locations.
I have a keen interest in the traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany.
Both guides were exceptional and we were very lucky to have both Donald and Myles with so much experience and different knowledge, interests and personalities to bring to the trip. I always felt in very safe hands. They really did make it the success it was.
Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides
Reviewed on 27/09/2020
Myles and Donald are both well known for their sea kayaking expertise, and they are incredibly skilled guides. When I take a step back and reflect on the experience I made on this trip, it is unbelievable how much I could learn from both of them — about sea kayaking, expeditions, culture, history, wildlife, geology, plants. Still, everything is at ease, no pressure or lecturing at all, no constant chatting. Both notice precisely if or when someone is interested or not, and they give everyone time to explore situations on their own. Myles encouraging and cheerful attitude left everyone in the group relaxed and smiling; he also has the gift to make every task seem like a joy. Donald has so many amazing stories to tell, and you feel the incredible experience he has. He always takes care of the whole situation, observes and evaluates without fuzz, and his sometimes very subtle humour is simply amazing. Together they were an absolute dream team. It has been fantastic to be in their company for a week.
Sea Kayaking - Outer Hebrides
Reviewed on 09/09/2020
Myles was a terrific guide. He had so much knowledge and despite there being so many COVID rules made our week great fun. He was friendly and made us fell relaxed and safe at all times. Thank you Myles.
Wilderness Walking - Isle of Skye
Reviewed on 08/09/2020
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