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Tristan Southall

Tristan Southall

Out | of | Office

Mini Bio

My first proper job after studying marine biology at university took me from the south of England to the Scottish Highlands. A quarter of a century later, I’m still here. My outdoor passions are playing in the hills, whether hill-walking or running, back-country skiing, scrambling, wild camping, or climbing (especially the classic mountain lines of the early hobnail-booted pioneers). Those years of adventure and enjoyment have led me to a qualification that I can now use to escape the desk and computer screen (where I’m still to be found a lot of the time) in order to share with others the magic powers of UK’s outdoors to amaze, renew, and refresh.

Favourite Place to Play

It has to be the Lake District.

Not a lot of People Know This

I once spent a night on a temporary bamboo fishing platform several miles off the coast of Java.
Also, did you know that there are more species of fish than mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians put together?

Qualifications Read More

Summer Mountain Leader
Outdoor First Aid
RYA Yachtmaster
RYA Senior Dinghy Sailing Instructor

Experience Read More

25 years in the UK’s hills and coastal waters.

Biggest Adventure Read More

Hard to choose – probably spending three months horse riding across Patagonia. I was a long way out of my comfort zone!

Specialist Subject Read More

If you ask my friends and family, they’d probably say it’s fish!


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