The best in the business- our guides at Wilderness Scotland are trained to the highest certified standard in their individual fields and are committed to providing your clients with the best possible experience whilst in Scotland. The following interview with Head Guide, Myles Farnbank offers a unique insight into our guiding team:
Myles, as the Head Guide for Wilderness Scotland, is there a particular treasured incident/story that stands out amongst all your experiences?
That’s hard, as there are so many great moments, but the one that always comes to mind is whilst on a sea kayak expedition with clients in the Summer Isles off the North West coast. It was a lovely calm moonless night and I offered to take the clients out for a night paddle. It was made extra special because there was phosphorescent algae in the water which made each paddle stroke glow with an ethereal greenish light. We also could hear Grey seals calling, which is a very haunting and quite human sound. One of the clients was slightly away from the rest of the group when he let out a groan. I thought something bad had happened, but when I went over to him he was still in his kayak, but was speechless and obviously very moved by something that had happened. After a few minutes he was able to describe how this large glowing green shape had swum right under his kayak. He was at first quite scared he said, but then he realised it was one of the seals that was lit up by the phosphorescent algae as it moved through the water. A moment that will remain with him forever.
What is the richest experience you offer to those who come just to visit Scotland, the adventure tourism fans, first time visitors, etc.?
It’s hard to describe any singular experience that people take back with them, as different people are moved and impacted by different things when they are on trips with us. However, there are some things that seem to be common to a great many of our clients. The wildness and majesty of our mountain and coastal scenery never ceases to amaze and inspire a sense of awe. The amount of wild space in Scotland is also a surprise to many. The other thing that people don’t always appreciate before coming here is the incredible diversity of wildlife and habitat. In fact one of the most diverse in Europe! As Scotland is relatively small, it means that you can potentially experience the coast, through estuary, river, woodland, heather moorland, up to high arctic montane environments all in a day!
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