A widely qualified gym instructor and outdoor leader with a professional interest in the therapeutic benefits of engaging with Nature, Rachel is passionate about helping her clients get the most out of Scotland’s amazing spaces. She is also an established member of one of Scotland’s busiest mountain rescue teams.
A school trip to PGL at primary school. I was the quiet, nervous, shy, well behaved child of the class. But when I found myself at the top of an abseiling tower, rock climbing wall or on a trapeze I discovered my passion for climbing and the outdoors. If I didn’t have that opportunity I may not have found my way into climbing, which has shaped me personally and professionally.
Rock climbing, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, sewing (making clothes and soft furnishings) and playing with my daughter.
FAVOURITE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES
Indoor climbing walls and being in a forest with a viewpoint.
Sausage, mash and peas…..with lots of gravy!
Artisan – Perth, Scotland. It is an old butcher’s with all the original tiles inside.It does the best soup with focaccia bread that tastes very authentic. Their coffee and fresh cannoli is also a must!
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein.
“Cairngorm John” by John Allen. This book inspired me to join mountain rescue after reading the harrowing true life events of one of Scotlands busiest mountain rescue teams.
Railway Children 1970. I grew up in the old station master’s house and enjoyed looking at old photos of the train turning circle that used to be in our garden a long time ago.
A LITTLE KNOWN FACT
I have a young daughter, and I love taking her outside to explore nature with my husband.