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Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

Passionate | Geography | Fresh Air

Mini Bio

I’m an enthusiastic and passionate cyclist and hill walker making sure my life and roles keep nature, fitness, family, and the outdoors at the forefront of what drives me. To guide and share the British landscape is a privilege. The landscape provides challenge, excitement and creates memories. Cycling with steep crags hugging you from each side, walking through a remote Glen with big skies like an umbrella over us, listening to cuckoo’s and stags, these are moments we are so fortunate to experience on Scottish trips. It’s marvellous but is distinctly different from the breath taking beauty of England’s landscape.

Favourite Place to Play

Exploring the border regions and lakes in long multi-day trips with all the weather, fun and adventure that these excursions bring. Shorter days and trips spent in the Cairngorms mountain biking or hiking through the forests and glens on trails you couldn’t find anywhere else.

Not a lot of People Know This

Whilst working in Canada I’m fairly certain I saw Sasquatch!

Qualifications Read More
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Mountain Bike Instructor (Level 3)
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • PGDE Secondary Education
  • BSc Geography with Geology
Experience Read More

From above the arctic circle to the equator I have been fortunate enough to work and explore the variety of terrains. Beginning to work with outdoor education charities exploring nature and adventure with a variety of young people from all walks of life I realised that sharing outdoor experiences was an important role I enjoyed. Over a decade into my guiding career I have the same desire to learn and share experiences and knowledge of the outdoors and the environments we travel through.

Biggest Adventure Read More

I want to break this down a little further; toughest physical adventure, riding the Highland Trail 550 in October starting the day after racing the Scottish EnduroMountain Bike series at the body beating Fort William. Furthest afield adventure, multi-day paddling trip in the North West Territories of Canada with 20 hours of daylight and what felt like the whole place to ourselves.

Specialist Subject Read More

My specialist traditional topic would be Geography and Geology having studied and then worked for universities using these skills. Additionally, I have ridden two wheels since the age of 3 and continue to be too interested in bicycles, the culture, the adventures and the equipment.

What Fellow Travellers Say About Ben

Neil and Ben provided excellent support, myself being a bit hard on the hearing and occasionally at the back of the pack they kept a watchful eye on me to make sure I turned in the right/ or left direction. Very professional, highly experienced, courteous and empathetic to our individual aches and pains ensuring that we could access the right remedies, and bicycle seat. Both gave good insight into trail segments and how to approach from a technical aspect. Having the right people with a good sense of humour adds to the experience, both Neil and Ben showed a passion for mtb and outdoor recreation and shared their knowledge and passion accordingly. Thanks Neil and Ben for a once in a lifetime experience (always different the second time round). Roger Robert

Robert Silverlock
Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 04/09/2023

Neil and Ben were just amazing. They made the trip so much more enjoyable. We would do another trip with them any time!

William Buie
Mountain Biking - Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 02/09/2023

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