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Joe Mann

Passionate | Fun | Adventurous

Mini Bio

After studying a BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership degree in Ambleside, Lake District, I’ve worked all over the more mountainous areas of the UK. I’m happiest being in the hills, but I’ve fallen in love with the Scottish Highlands. I was 18 when I first explored the Highlands, hiking all 282 Munros in 62 days and in doing so becoming the youngest person to complete them in one continuous attempt. Discovering the diverse mountains, lochs and wildlife on that trip is still the best experience of my life, and now I love that it’s my job to show people just how amazing the Highlands and the rest of the UK’s hills are.

Out of work, you’ll probably find me running or racing in the hills, rock climbing on remote mountain crags, or swimming in a refreshing loch. If I’m lucky, I’ll do it all in one day!

Place to play

As long as it’s in the mountains I’m happy.

Not many people know this

As a bet, I once ate nothing but cereal for a whole week.

Qualifications Read More
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Rock Climbing Instructor Award
Experience Read More

I’ve worked in the outdoor industry for 7 years. Mostly guiding in the hills all around the UK. I especially working in Scotland and the Lake District.

Biggest adventure Read More

Apart from the Munro’s, some of my best adventures have been several month long trips in the Alps and New Zealand.

Specialist subject Read More

Landscape and nature.

Adventurer's Stories about Joe

Guided -- Both our guides were extremely knowledgeable about the terrain, history, and animals of the areas we covered. They were very conscious of safety -- giving pointers on how to traverse rocky and/or slick segments, and always ready to lend a hand/assist if needed.

Mary Marler
Wilderness Walking - England Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 21/08/2023

One of the reasons for my booking this trip was that Joe Mann was leading it - I'd been on two Scotland trips with him before and I think he is excellent and good fun (both important considerations for an extended trip). While Scotland may be his main area of focus these days, his preparation is always impeccable. Louise Russell led two days of walking in foggy, soggy conditions in the Lake District, as well as providing driving support, cups of tea and boundless enthusiasm throughout the trip: she was fantastic, and I would go on a trip led by her any day. It was also great meeting Ben, who has an impressive 41 coast-to-coasts under his boots.

Denise Prime
Wilderness Walking - England Coast to Coast
Reviewed on 14/08/2023

very knowledgeable on flora and fauna.
very trusting

Anne-Laure Courbes
Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Cairngorms National Park
Reviewed on 27/07/2023

Our guide was very flexible and provided personal attention since I had a medical issue.

Mary Croft
Wilderness Walking - High Points of the Cairngorms National Park
Reviewed on 24/07/2023

Joe was an outstanding guide. I did need his help at some points when it was very steep and/or exposed, and he always seemed to be available whenever I needed him. I also had a bit of an injury, which fortunately didn't affect my walking, but he always checked that I was OK.
He was also very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna.

Ruth Law
Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
Reviewed on 14/07/2023

Joe was knowledgeable, interesting, interested in us, always available, put in the hours and effort to make our trip memorable - he was safe and assured. He made sure we used our time well - and got us swimming in both locks and the sea.

David Burridge
Wilderness Walking - Wilds of Assynt
Reviewed on 28/06/2023

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