Me in 3 – Fun | Cheeky | Dependable
Place to play – Where I live, (The cairngorms). Why travel to your favourite place when you can live in it. Strathspey and the Cairngorms offer so much to the outdoor enthusiast. Quiet country roads to enjoy on the road bike, great off road trails, both in the summer and winter and a stunning mountain range to keep you entertained on skis. It’s also a great central hub and I can get to most places in the Highlands within a couple of hours.
Not a lot of people know this – I kayaked from Ireland to Scotland when I was 15.
Mini Bio – Originally from N.Ireland, I like many others had my first taste of the outdoors by joining the local canoe club in my early teens. This was a great place to spend my time and it inspired me to follow a career coaching others in the outdoors. I moved to Scotland in 1989, and have worked in the outdoor industry coaching and guiding a wide range of outdoor activities ever since. Having travelled quite a bit, I had the opportunity to take part in activities in other parts of the world. I am always amazed at how special Scotland is, I spend quite bit of my time in a sea kayak these days and without doubt I would say Scotland is a World class sea kayaking venue. I take great pleasure introducing clients to the joys that Scotland has to offer wether it be on the sea, on the river or in the saddle exploring some remote Scottish glen prior to a stop at a local cake or pie shop (I love cakes!). I feel very privileged to live and work in an environment that I get a lot of pleasure from and even when the weather’s wild and challenging I still wouldn’t want to change that.
Adventurer's Stories about Sam
The two didn't know each other well and were very different from each other, but they got along, looked out for us and more or less complimented each other in terms of skills and knowledge.Since we had two vans... we could enjoy each in their turn.Shirley Altick
Excellent is not description enough. Beside the natural beauty and history of Scotland, and the challenging climbs and amazing descents, our tour will be most memorable because of Craig and John. We can't say enough. Good job, guys!!Mark Friedman
Sam and David went above and beyond and made sure everyone had a great trip. Just outstanding all the way around!!!Mark Wendolowski
Sam and Dave were a great balanced team! I enjoyed riding and sharing meals with them both.Alicia Wendolowski
Y'all did great! Thanks for being such fantastic professionals.Martin Hughes
Sam was fantastic.Peggy Forsyth
both of the guys did an excellent jobScott Munro
Sam and Kelty were excellent guides - friendly, knowledgeable, safety conscious. Good guides make the trip.Douglas Welsh
Again, we loved Sam and Stewart! See previous comment.Emily Clark
Safe, realistic, knowledge of group, humor!Nicolette Rooimans
He (Sam) was very considerate, careful, knew how to read the group, and he is a nice person.Jantien Vrijmoet