I’m an enthusiastic hill-walker, mountaineer and naturalist, first introduced to the hills at age 5 by my father and to the wonders of nature by my mother even earlier!
After a career in mountain environment conservation, latterly as Senior Conservationist for the John Muir Trust, I now have a few jobs, including as Wilderness England guide! In winter I undertake work as an Avalanche Forecaster for the SportScotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) and guide winter hill walking skills courses. During the rest of the year, I guide walking holidays in the UK, as well as some abroad. I also run mountain environment courses and carry out upland plant surveys.
In my view, one of the great things about being in hill, mountain, coastal and other wild environments is experiencing their tremendous and ever-changing variety: scenery, habitats, wildlife, weather – even the people!
Favourite Place to Play
The Cairngorms. Such a diversity of landscapes, coires & crags, habitats, wildlife and weather. Alternatively the Peak District is a close second.
Not a lot of People Know This
My first car was a bit of a Minx!!