With a lifelong interest in the outdoors, George has been mountaineering for over 20 years. After specialising as a Mountain Leader with the Royal Marines, George gained over a decade of experience teaching various aspects of mountaineering, navigating, rock climbing, ice climbing and cold weather survival skills. George considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to instruct in a variety of inspiring environments, which included the Swiss Alps, Albanian Mountains, American Rockies, The United Arab Emirates, Arctic Norway, Cornwall’s sea cliffs, the Welsh mountains, and in countless locations in his native Scotland.
Since leaving the Royal Marines, George has worked as a freelance expedition leader and instructor both in the UK and overseas. Recent projects include leading groups of young people through the Anna Purna Range in Nepal, working with beneficiaries of The Not Forgotten Association in The Falkland Islands and Europe, dog sled training programmes in Sweden with the The Endeavour Foundation, and with the brilliant Polar Academy which moulds school children in to Greenlandic Explorers! Most weekends however, you can find George heading up a Munro leading a group of keen walkers.
George lives in rural Perthshire with his wife, 6 year old daughter and Bernese Mountain Dog, Hank. He has a keen interest in wildlife and photography, and is an active member of Tayside Mountain Rescue Team. In his spare time George enjoys Canadian canoeing, biking, snowboarding and long distance running.