Place to play– Glencoe is always beautiful to me with its intense, majestic mountains and history, I also have a close affinity to the Cairngorm mountains. The inner and outer Hebridean islands offer a unique atmosphere for me with stunning beaches and mountains combined.
Not a lot of people know this – I’m the youngest of 9 adventures children (my mother had a hard time with us growing up! ) I have almost completed all the 282 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet) with my adorable 9 year old ultra fit black labrador Corrie.
Mini bio – I am Scottish born and have lived here all my life although my mother was Greek. I have travelled far and wide completing many overseas long distance trails but my main love is trekking in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The diverse weather and landscape of Scotland always inspires and excites me with the challenges it offers as well as being a mountain leader for many years, I am an artist and love to paint landscapes depicting my memories of guiding trips in my beautiful country. I love guiding people from all over the world and showing them the beauty and uniquely varied scenery of this land!
Adventurer's Stories about Rosie
Tour guide Rosie McKenzie was excellent----knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs and capacities. She exceeded my expectations and made the trip something that I will always remember----including singing the Scottish Natl Anthem while driving the van. She seemed to know the answer to every question or had the answer in short order. Would definitely travel with her again.Rose Amalfitano
Rosie Mackenzie was stellar in every respect. Complete knowledge of her terrain and the country as a whole. She was attentive and responsive to each person's needs and we were a group of quite varied ability. Any change to the schedule was discussed in advance along with the reasons for the change, a trait which really highlights her expertise as a guide. Her ability to get us on trails while the sun was shinning and schedule indoor activities while it was raining was particularly helpful. She even sang the national anthem for us upon request. We would love to hike with her again.Marilyn Yeates
Rosie McKenzie is an amazing guide. She took the hike to a new level based on her knowledge, experience and fantastic personality.Leif Fagelstedt
Our guide was very prepared with the hiking skills necessary for the trip and very personable. She accommodated all of us. She acted appropriately in our "emergency" situation (Coast Guard rescue). One downside - she didn't allow much time for "appreciation" of the surroundings. In general, we hurried along across much rough cross-country terrain. But we never had any concern about missing the water shuttle so we could have proceeded more slowly. I was probably the slowest member of the group but I didn't feel I hindered the group's time schedule.Kim Heiser
I had, however, signed up for the particular time of this trip - late June - specifically because of the reviews given to another guide who ended up not being part of this trip. In that, I was disappointed because he was known to have a keen knowledge of the natural history of the area. Notice of his substitution arrived "last minute."
Rosie Mackenzie was a an excellent guide and credit to the company. See my comments in an earlier Q.Tim Hare
Rosie McKenzie was an excellent guide. She loves what she does and it shows in her work.Rep DeLoach
Our guide, Rosie was excellent, exactly the right balance of professional leader and friendly walking companion, a real credit to the company.Kathy Morgan