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Colin Skeath

Climbing and mountaineering has taken Colin all over the UK, as well as to Europe, Africa and America. Colin has had three trips to Yosemite National Park where he has climbed multi-day “big walls” including The Nose and Muir Wall on the valley’s spectacular El Capitan.

Colin’s passion for the vertical started to give way to canoeing in 2010 when he bought a 17 foot canoe and learned the basics of paddling on Loch Sunart, and by 2012 climbing was a thing of the past for Colin.

Following many adventures by canoe around the West Coast of Scotland, in June 2015 Colin and his wife Katrina made an adventurous circumnavigation of Anglesey in North Wales by open canoe. This involved paddling through dangerous tide races and through the turbulent Menai Straits in the dark.

In 2015, in preparation for their planned Canoe Around Britain, Colin and Davis made the first circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye by open canoe. Their efficient use of paddle sailing was evident as the pair completed the adventure in five days.

A year later they completed a 174 mile canoe trip across the highlands of Scotland. They paddled the River Spey, the coast from Spey Bay to Inverness and the Caledonian Canal in just three days.

And so we come to the big trip in 2017 – the ambitious plan to canoe around Britain in over 2,000 miles of coastal waters…

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