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    Guide Rory smiles into the camera on a cloudy day out at the Quiraing on Skye.

    Rory Dracup

    Calm | Hardworking | Positive

    Mini Bio

    I moved to Scotland eight years ago from Manchester with the desire to create a life and career in the outdoors. I haven’t looked back since. I can’t imagine a better place to call home than the Highlands.

    My desire and passion with groups is I get to share that with them and show off such a fantastic place. When I’m not working, I am instead hanging off a cliff, swimming in a loch, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

    Place to Play

    Cairngorms, Loch Avon. It’s one of my favourite places to be. Remote, wild, and peaceful.

    Not a Lot of People Know This

    I spent two winters on landslide watch at the Rest And Be Thankful, a beautiful viewpoint near Loch Lomond.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Rock Climbing Instructor
    • Canoe Open Water Leader
    • White Water Kayak Leader
    • IRATA Level 1
    • CASI Ski Instructor
    • Outdoor First Aid
    • British Cycling Mountain Bike Level 2
    Experience Read More

    I have been working as a freelance outdoor guide for four years now. Before that, I learned my trade at an outdoor centre.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Cullin Traverse, bivvy on the ridge line with amazing weather.

    Adventurer's Stories about Rory

    Rory was very mindful of our different levels of hiking experience. He also drove us everywhere and was open to itinerary changes which I appreciated. And I liked how he interfaced with the restaurants and accommodations so we didn't have to.

    Libby Herman
    23WSPD Private Departure
    Reviewed on 18/07/2023

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