I was always an active kid, whether it be disappearing into the local woods to climb trees, competitive cycling through my teens and early 20’s, and I even managed a few years of a military career. Overall, I always had ants in my pants and could never sit still though eventually I ended up at university to study Economics and shortly thereafter started a corporate career which culminated in myself being a successful HR Director for various businesses over many years.
My love of the outdoors never dwindled though and so I’ve walked all over the UK complemented with much overseas hiking. I do adore Cumbria though and feel at peace there, but then you go to Scotland and just think “wow!” this place is on steroids. In all honestly, I can never quite decide on my favourite places as I love everywhere so much. I have just returned from the French & Swiss Alps and have to say, that’s my current new favourite at the moment!
My daughter, Tiegan, did her 1st Cumbrian fell when she was 4yrs, and now at 25yrs, living in London as an Actress, she will phone me, hear the wind in the background and say “You’re not up a mountain again are you, Mum ?” Always make me laugh!
My corporate career lasted 30 years or so and then covid-19 hit. I re-evaluated my whole life and resigned to follow my passion for the outdoors. The phrase “life is too short” kept ringing in my ears and so here I am as a full-time Mountain Guide now and I absolutely love it. Love seeing the thrill on peoples of faces when they see achieve or see something spectacular.
No regrets, loving life to the full and grabbing every moment I can to explore, travel, hike!
Places to play
All Scottish Island but the Outer Hebrides is a particular favourite of mine
Not a lot of People know this
I am also a qualified Florist ! Have always loved flowers and so decided in about 2016 to sit all the qualifications and if I needed to, could go and work in a florist and do wedding flowers !!