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Myles Farnbank

Wild | Deep | Salty

Mini Bio

I am an experienced adventurer with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in many of the world’s wildest places; from Antarctica to Greenland and many places in between. As a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and a Master Educator of Leave No Trace, I am committed to sustainable tourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.

I love sharing the wild places of Scotland, whether Mountains, Glens, Loch or Coast. Apart from helping you have a fun and enjoyable holiday, I hope you will connect with both the place and the experience when you travel with us. I am very interested in the folklore and traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany. You may get some very ‘fresh’ ingredients to try on a trip with me.

Place to Play

If I have to choose, then Shetland never fails to blow my mind, but Cornwall’s coast is pretty special.

Not a lot of people know this

Myles Farnbank is not my original name..!

Qualifications Read More
  • Mountain Leader
  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • BC Advanced Sea Leader
  • BC Advanced Canoe Leader
  • BC Guide Endorsement
  • ISKGA Advanced Sea Kayak Guide
  • NAI Certified Interpretive Guide
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator

Mountain Training Association: https://mt.tahdah.me/profile/index/4651

International Sea Kayak Guide Association: http://www.iskga.com/myles-farnbank/

 

Experience Read More

I am an experienced wilderness guide with many years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in some of the worlds wildest places. 

I am committed to the principles of ecotourism contributing positively to communities and wildlife in the places I work.

I am a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society.

 I am a qualified Marine Wildlife Guide and Trainer for the WiSe Marine Wildlife Watching Scheme.

If I were asked to state my USP it would be, expertise at creating outdoor experiences and training to help deeply connect people with both place and experience.

 I am championing the Leave No Trace message in the UK, liaising with a range of agencies and organisations to get a consistent picture on best practice relating to responsible recreational activity in our wild lands.

 I am passionate about sea kayak & canoe expeditions and have paddled in many varied locations from Antarctic Peninsula, Greenland, Baffin Island, Norway, Sweden, Sardinia, Croatia, Austria, France, Canada, Madagascar, New Zealand, West and East coast USA as well as extensively in my home waters of Scotland.

In recent years I have been providing consulting services to adventure travel businesses and DMO’s around the world. To date Oman, Namibia, Ireland, Armenia, Georgia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway and Kyrgyzstan.

Biggest Adventure Read More

In 2011 Myles led two sailing and sea kayak expeditions back to back in Antarctica. Sailing from Puerto Williams in Chile across the infamous Drake Passage and then sea kayaking and camping on the ice along the Antarctic Peninsula. 42 days continuous guiding in one of the worlds wildest and most beautiful locations.

Specialist Subject Read More

I have a keen interest in the traditional uses of plants and other natural resources and run training on wild food and ethnobotany.

Publications Read More
  • I have contributed content to a number of travel books and magazines.
  • Wrote and was Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Marine & Coastal Tourism degree for University of The Highlands & Islands
  • Contributor to International Adventure Travel Guide Qualifications & Performance Standard
  • Wrote Wild Scotland Best Practice Guidelines on Watching Wildlife by Sea Kayak
  • Appeared on BBC2 Scotland’s Landward, focusing on best practice and minimising impact when/if having a fire in the outdoors.
  • Appeared on Channel 4 news talking about safety best practice after the Lime Bay tragedy.
  • Appeared on The Travel Channels ‘How to Holiday Greener’ programme, focusing on how to watch wildlife appropriately from a sea kayak.
  • Appeared on Croatian National news talking about training for sea kayak guides and safety standards
  • Appeared on Kyrgystan National news talking about understanding the global markets for international Adventure Travel.

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