The Beyond Adventure Team


At Beyond Adventure our staff are at the heart of our values. We are lucky to work with such dedicated, professional and passionate individuals. 

Our core team have dedicated their lives to the outdoors and are full time, highly qualified outdoor professionals, they are extremely experienced in delivering fun and valuable learning experiences to a wide range of clients. To support our core team we have a team of freelance and associate staff who as well as having top level qualifications and experience, match our core values and ethos here at Beyond Adventure. 





Mark - Senior Instructor

Growing up in North Wales, the mountains, lakes and rivers, represented the adventure that I dreamed of as a child. Weekends spent in the mountains and on the water with my family, scouts and air cadets fuelled that passion, so when I had the chance to choose a career in this industry I enrolled on a College course, 20 years ago and well, ‘The rest is history’ as they say! Very quickly I realised that been on the water was where my enthusiasm lay. Since then kayaking and canoeing has defined my life, pursuing expeditions around the world.

The main reason I continue doing what I do is I get the opportunity to set foot in places that very few people have been and places that take effort to get there. Seeing people challenge themselves in new environments and try new things, and watch them show resilience and good humour, quite often in the face of adversity, because the sun doesn’t always shine! 

My Qualifications allow to take people into these wild, beautiful, and remote places, and also train and assess the next generation of Instructors and guides

All this in the place I now call home, Scotland!


Ross - Managing Director

I have been fortunate to have been introduced to Scotland’s wilderness at an early age and it has always been where I have felt most at ease. I count myself very lucky to have turned this passion for the outdoors into a career and helping people discover the challenges and benefits that lie within nature's playground  is a dream come true.

I am immensely proud of Beyond Adventure, our staff and the people we work with. 

When not working I love to go on microadventures of my own, whether it is on bike, board or boat - usually with my family and friends.


Steve - Founder and Director

Steve has worked full-time in outdoor education for the past 25 years. He holds the British Canoeing Coaching Diploma (UKCC Level 4) as well as a British Canoe Union Level 5 Coach award as well as holding Scottish Mountain Leader Training Boards Summer and Winter Awards and various ski qualifications.

His particular passion is the outdoors and those activities which take place in an expedition or journey context, hence the emphasis placed on open canoeing and expeditioning in our Beyond Adventure programmes.

Steve also acts as Technical Advisor to many Outdoor Centres across the UK in both open canoeing and kayaking.


Julie - Office Ninja

Jules has been involved with Beyond Adventure almost from the beginning, her technological expertise has made her an invaluable and longstanding team member. Jules is the glue that holds together the Beyond Adventure team. She is really active and likes to hit the slopes when the snow is about and enjoys long distance biking journeys with good friends. Journeying and exploring are her passions and she keeps the team well fed with her delicious baking. Jules used to teach Maths and Computing so she is the perfect person to keep the Beyond Adventure office in good order.


Sam West - Instructor

I’m originally from NZ and I’ve now been instructing around the globe for the last 13 years, exploring the amazing world we live in.

I have been in Scotland now for the last 4 years. Playing on the rivers, hills and crags.

I have been adventuring from a young age, and now helping other people to adventure and experience new things.

I'm passionate about being able to inspire and encourage people to try new things, to show people that they too belong in the outdoors.


Pete Hardiman - Instructor

Pete has worked with Beyond Adventure for the past 4 seasons and is a boundless source of energy around the base.

Passionate about all activities in the water, the mountain and trails, he is the perfect guide for inspiring adventurers in Scotland. 

He is never hard to spot, Pete does not do bland colours and his high vis outfits highlight his personality!


Will Holland - Instructor

Will has worked with us for the last 3 seasons and part of the core team for the last 2 years (although it feels like a lot longer!

Ever cheerful, he is hugely passionate about every activity he guides. Whether he is in the canyons and rivers, lochs or hills, his joy for the outdoors shines through. 

A dedicated coach, Will is well placed to take you to the next level of your paddling, whether it be in canoes or on boards!

Our Freelance Team 

Beyond Adventure are lucky to have a dedicated team of freelance, outdoor professionals that compliment our core team on a day to day basis. 

Chosen to work with us not only for their qualifications, but also their experience, the passion they show for guiding and their dedication to providing unrivalled experiences for our customers.

They are a massive part of our team and we are forever grateful for their hard work.



Great Glen Way

Great Glen Way Expedition GREAT GLEN WAY EXPEDITION Green Course | BeginnerRiverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202This 5 day expedition gives the opportunity to paddle from the west coast to the east coast along one of the most famous Glens in Scotland. We start paddling on the west just outside Fort William…

Micro Adventures

Micro Adventures Riverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB01887 829 202Need a quick fix of nature to help combat today’s 100mph, ultra connected society? Our specifically designed mini expeditions are perfect for those with only a weekend to spare but want to try something new, camp under the stars and to make the most of their time…

North West Highlands

North West Highlands NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS EXPEDITION Blue Course | IntermediateRiverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202The North West Highlands is one of the last true wilderness areas on the British Isles. This fantastic trip combines open canoeing with hill walking to allow us to explore some of Scotland’s most remote mountains and…

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor Expedition RANNOCH MOOR EXPEDITION Red Course | AdvancedRiverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202 <img class=”vce-single-image” src=”” width=”100″ height=”100″ alt=”” title=”Good To Go Scotland” /> Starting high up on the vast moorlands of Rannoch Moor we descend over 1000 meters in height to join Scotland’s biggest river, the River Tay 80…

River Tay

River Tay Expedition RIVER TAY EXPEDITION Green Course | BeginnerRiverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 202This is an opportunity to canoe the length of Scotland’s largest volume river, starting at the southern end of Loch Tay and paddling to where it meets the tidal estuary at Perth. 5 days and 4 nights in local…

Spey Descent

The Spey Descent Expedition THE SPEY DESCENT EXPEDITION Blue Course | IntermediateRiverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, PH15 2EB 01887 829 2025 days paddling on one of the most famous rivers in Scotland all the way from Loch Insh, in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, to the sea at Spey Bay. The River Spey is 107…


Ready to adventure again? Take a look at all our other fantastic experiences that we offer. We can plan your special, one-off day to suit your needs or a few hours of enjoyment in the water whenever that may be.

From day trips, coaching sessions, wilderness expeditions we are here to help make your experience one to remember and inspire your next adventure.

Choose any of our excellent activities or combine them for a truly adventurous day. Design your own expedition holiday or get in touch to organize a group booking. Our friendly team are available to help make your next adventure the best one possible.


With so much of the outdoors to enjoy there are always new and adventurous experiences to explore. If you cannot find exactly what you would like to do please get in touch. We want to make your adventure a memory that lasts a lifetime so get in touch and we will do all we can to help create your own bespoke adventure or tweak one of our exisiting outdoor packages to your needs.