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Tim Willis

 Fun | Enthusiastic | Chocoholic

Mini Bio

Having travelled and enjoyed adventures in much of the world, for me, there is nowhere more beautiful, dramatic and captivating than my home in Scotland. Travel has made me realise just how lucky I am to live in a country with so much history, tradition, scenic beauty and incredible accessibility.

It is a total pleasure and a great privilege to host and guide visitors to the UK each year. My job is to help them connect with all the wonders we have here so that they may return home as ambassadors for this wonderful country I am lucky enough to call my home.

Place to Play

Sea Kayaking in and around the Sound of Arisaig. Spectacular views of the Small Isles, world-class paddling, heaps of history, long sandy beaches, turquoise water, fabulous sunsets…

Not a lot of people know this

My record for eating weetabix is 16 in one breakfast.

Qualifications Read More
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Mountain Bike Leader
  • Sea Kayaking – 3 star, Canoeing
  • 3 star and Scuba Diving Rescue Diver

Mountain Training Association Profile:

Experience Read More

I split my year between guiding groups in incredible overseas destinations like Nepal, Costa Rica etc, and also at home in my favourite place on the planet – Great Britain! Since a very young age, I have enjoyed exploring the far-flung corners of the world learning to be resourceful, adaptable, to plan ahead and above all, to have a happy and positive outlook on life – a good sense of humour will get you through most things! I am equally happy wild camping in remote areas of Scotland and with running high-end luxury trips staying in some of the finest hotels, houses and castles this country has to offer. I thoroughly enjoy bringing to life the fascinating history we have here in the UK and pointing out the wide variety of flora and fauna we have.

Biggest Adventure Read More

Okay, this is a really tricky one for me as there are so many adventures to choose from. Perhaps trekking the 21 day Annapurna Circuit in Nepal when I was in my early 20’s, probably the greatest trekking route in the world; or maybe reaching 6,400m / 21,000ft on a mountain in Nepal a decade later. Then again ski touring inside the Arctic Circle in Norway was a lot of fun (until the Icelandic volcano erupted), or the week-long ski mountaineering expedition in the Italian Alps which was pretty amazing too. But then again, how can I not put in the 4-day dog sled trip I did when I was 18, in temperatures of minus 30C, in northern Canada; or the 6-day long whitewater rafting expedition in Nepal taking in grade 4 & 5 rapids. Then there’s the walking safaris in Africa and sleeping in a tree above a watering hole with dozens of elephants underneath, or canoeing down the Zambezi and sleeping on an island with elephants. Most recently I reached a depth of 20m / 65ft whilst free diving, which was a great personal adventure and achievement for me. But probably the 10-day sea kayaking expedition in Greenland that Wilderness Scotland were kind enough to send me on many years ago, would be my biggest and most favourite adventure.

Specialist Subject Read More

Gin & Chocolate mainly – but I also enjoy history and the wild plants.

Publications Read More

I feature in some of the prestigious Wilderness Scotland trip and guide videos! (See below in the gallery section!) I also take some of the photos for the Glen Lyon Coffee Company and some for Wilderness Scotland.

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