Paul lives just outside Gairloch with his wife Angela and daughter Amy. He discovered the world of rock climbing and mountaineering as a teenager and has spent a lot of time ‘hangin’ out’. One of his favourite places to return to is Yosemite Valley in California, the home of Big Walling.
Since moving to Wester Ross in 1997 Paul has developed many new rock climbing venues and has made first ascents of both summer and winter routes – some of which are the hardest in the area. He is well-known as a climber and also for being the first (and only) person to take a mountain bike to the summit of all the Munros.
Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Sheffield University and holds the Mountain Instructors Award (MIA) as well as the Winter Mountain Leader Award (WML). Together with Jim Buchanan, he produces local climbing guides under the name of wildwesttopos. He is a member of the local Mountain Rescue Team and founder member of the new Primus Climbing Club, set up to encourage participation and safe enjoyment of climbing for anyone in the area.
Paul has been working as a walking and climbing guide in Scotland since settling down in the North West.
Colin is a mountain runner and climber and spends too much time exploring the most inaccessible corners of the North West Highlands on long distance runs. In 2012 he completed a 650-mile mountain and hill-run based on Scotland’s Watershed in less than 30 days. He spent two years preparing for the run clocking up 3,000 training miles in less than 15 months. The same year he ran 4 ultramarathons and was placed 11th in the Scottish Ultramarathon Series championship. Colin writes about adventure running in his blog.
Over the 12 years he has lived in Wester Ross, he has also helped develop several new climbing venues and has enjoyed climbing throughout the Hebrides and on trips to the US and Europe.
Colin is a Wilderness Emergency Technician and a British Association of Ski Patrollers Emergency Medical Technician. He also holds the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards. He lives in Dundonnell with his wife Helen and two children.
The youngest member of the team, Murdoch has an Honours Degree in Sports Science from Glasgow University and has just completed a year as Assistant Instructor at Plas-y-Brenin (www.pyb.co.uk) the National Outdoor Centre for England and Wales. He has been a keen hillwalker since his days in the Scouts and naturally progressed to rock climbing and mountaineering. He has boundless passion for the North West but who knows where his climbing will take him. He is certainly a great asset to have around and handy for any tips on how to climb E7.
He is a member of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team and holds the Mountain Instructors Award (MIA).
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