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    Vic Rastall

    Curious | Calm | Creative

    Mini Bio

    Growing up on a hill farm in the Trossachs, I learnt to love lochs, rivers, hills, trees, cows and dogs (not in any particular order), I’ve always enjoyed working and playing in beautiful and remote places. I spent many years travelling solo around the world, but have settled in Argyll and Bute. Although I’ve worked in outdoor education for over 25 years, with everyone from primary schools to overseas expeditions, I also built my own business creating sequin clothing, until recently trading online and at festivals, including Glastonbury, to scratch my creative itch. I love sharing and expanding my knowledge of flora, fauna and folklore with whoever I’m with.

    Places to play

    The lesser known area of ‘Scotland’s Secret Coast’ has been my playground for the last couple of years. I’m a sucker for ancient woodland.

    Not many people know this

    I failed my Girl Guide Campcraft badge

    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader
    • Winter Mountain leader
    • BCU Canoe 4
    • SPA
    • Trail Cycle Leader
    • Outdoor 1st Aid
    Experience Read More

    I’ve paddled, sailed, poled, carried and slept under my canoe all over the Highlands, as well as expeditions
    to the Yukon and Missinaibi River in Canada, and Ghana. I even managed to rustle up a canoe in
    Indonesia, but had to make do with a sea kayak in New Zealand, and a yacht in Australia, from Darwin to
    Perth. I’ve had dry land adventures aplenty – a ski season in Aspen, Himalayan trekking and solo travel
    throughout India to drop a couple of names. Recently I’ve been entertaining myself exploring locally on
    my gravel bike, and I’m hooked!

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    My first solo adventure never leaves me, setting off on my own in my early 20’s for a winter month in
    Spain with a bicycle, involving having only an unripe avocado to eat on Christmas Day, whilst watching
    the locals bridge swinging.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    The interconnectedness of everything…
    Or maybe sequins.

    Adventurer's Stories about Vic

    Vic was the best!

    Marie-Kristin Jensen
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/05/2022

    Had some tricky days with wind but our guide got us through them, and done it safely, actually one of the windy days was my most fun, although may be not for the guide.

    Graham White
    Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
    Reviewed on 30/05/2022

    Book a trip with Vic

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Open Canoeing – Great Glen Canoe Trail
    8th Jul - 13th Jul 2023
    3 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£975Book Now
    Open Canoeing – Great Glen Canoe Trail
    12th Aug - 17th Aug 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£975Book Now
    Open Canoeing – The Scottish Highlands
    9th Sep - 15th Sep 2023
    2 place(s) leftCONFIRMED£1,745Book Now
    Open Canoeing – River Spey Descent
    18th Sep - 21st Sep 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£620Book Now

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