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    Tristan Southall

    Tristan Southall

    Out | Of | Office

    Mini Bio

    Being outdoors has a magic ability to recharge that sense of being alive that the desk and computer screen can sometimes drain from me. For many years, any work in the outdoors that I did was only as a volunteer helper – teaching sailing, helping with children’s outdoor education, or, more recently, being a mountain rescue volunteer. The day job was (and in the winter months still is) marine science consultancy.

    After university, a job took me from the south of England to the Scottish Highlands, and 25 years later, I’m still here. My outdoor passions are playing in Scotland’s hills, whether hill-walking, back-country skiing, scrambling, wild camping, or climbing (especially the classic mountain lines of the early hob-nail-booted pioneers). I feel incredibly lucky that all those years of adventure and enjoyment have led me to a qualification that I can use to share the magic powers of the outdoors with others.

    Places to Play

    I’m lucky to live close to the hills, and there’s fun and adventure to be had right on my doorstep – Kintail.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I once spent a night on a temporary bamboo fishing platform several miles off the coast of Java.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer ML
    • Outdoor First Aid
    • RYA Yachtmaster
    • RYA Senior Dinghy Sailing Instructor
    Experience Read More

    25 years in Scotland’s hills and coastal waters.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Hard to choose – probably spending three months horse riding across Patagonia. I was a long way out of my comfort zone!

    Specialist Subject Read More

    If you ask my friends and family, they’d probably say it’s fish!

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