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Ian McPherson

Ian McPherson

Blues | and | Rock

Mini Bio

I am a retired general practitioner with a sideline in expedition medicine and other fields. I have travelled extensively but still love the UK, particularly for walking. I met my wife on a walking holiday, and we now live between the Cotswolds, England and Frankfurt, Germany.

Favourite Place to Play

Anywhere wild and remote, particularly Wales and Scotland. Failing that, the Cotswolds, Dartmoor, and any coast paths.

Not a lot of People Know This

Antibiotics are useless in viral infections.

Qualifications Read More
  • Feb 1989. Joint Service Mountain Training Centre Wales. Unit Expedition Leader (Summer).
  • Oct 1989. Joint Service Mountain Training Centre Wales. Joint Service Mountain Expedition Leader (Summer) – (Equivalent to MLC).
  • Dec 1990. Joint Service Mountain Training Centre Wales. Top Roping and Abseiling Supervisor.
Experience Read More

Many unsupported backpacking expeditions in England, Wales, and Scotland from two to fourteen days in groups of two to four. Mostly summer conditions, a few in winter.

  • 1987 & 1989. RAF Mountaineering Association Winter Skills Courses.
  • 1990 – 2001. Walk Leader for English Wanderer.
  • 1991. Allhallows School Zanskar Expedition (World Challenge).
  • 1993. Medical Officer to the Everest Marathon (Bufo Ventures).
  • 1994 – 1996. Medical Officer to four charity treks in the Sinai Desert, including one in high
    summer (Wind Sand & Stars).
  • 2013. Walk leader for Footpath Holidays (Current).
  • 2023. Walk leader for Cotswold Walks (Current).
Biggest Adventure Read More

Hitchhiking from southern British Columbia to Alaska.

Specialist Subject Read More

I am a generalist in every way.


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