A passionate outdoorsman I initially qualified to lead adventurous expeditions with the Army in 1991. A trip to the Alps, completing the Tour De Mont Blanc and then an ascent of the mountain initiated a near 30-year passion for the outdoors, mountain and snow activities. Whether Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, Ski touring, Offshore sailing or Mountain hiking I have always been happiest when outside!
So, having lived in Glencoe for the past 13 years I am confident that there is no better location from which to run ‘High Ventures’. High Ventures allows me to share with you my enthusiasm and passion for the great Scottish outdoors, in particular in and around the mountains and glens of Glen Coe, Lochaber and the Cairngorms.
Fully qualified, First Aid trained and insured for Mountain Hiking and affiliated to the appropriate professional associations, for example Mountain Training Association, British Association of Ski Instructors and Snow Sport Scotland you will be in safe and competent hands.
Having lead numerous expeditions to Norway, France, Sweden, Scotland and Wales I have considerable experience in organising demanding but safe adventurous activities for large or small groups, or indeed family or solo adventurers…
Exploring the area as a family is great fun. All Ventures can be tailored to suit your family circumstances.
Be confident that all staff hold current CRB checks and have undertaken the mandated courses for working with children.
Travelling solo? No fear, we offer you engaging and knowledgable company whilst ensuring your mountain safety!
Those looking for navigation training, either as part of the NNAS scheme or a bespoke navigation package can be assured that my considerable experience in this area enables me to deliver progressive and enjoyable tailor-made experiences. Whether basic map and compass skills, contour reading and interpretation or re-sections and intersections I have the experience to help you develop whatever your level
If you are keen for adventure then I look forward to hearing from you. Should you be looking for a ‘technical’ mountain activity that I am unqualified to provide I am confident that I will know a local provider, who as a ‘trusted partner’ can deliver your requirement in a professional, safe and enjoyable manner.