Since studying photography and graphic design, I have been hiking and exploring multiple regions across the world.

My first major expedition was an attempted walk from Wales to Australia, which saw me complete a traverse of the European continent, a freezing trek through Ukraine and Russia during winter, followed by a blisteringly hot crossing of the desolate Kazakh Steppe in summer, arriving at the foot of the Tien-Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan.

There, due to various paperwork issues, I was forced home, before returning to the project and crossing the Australian Outback from Perth to Sydney.

As well as day trips scrambling technical zones in Snowdonia, areas of the Lake and Peak Districts, and Scotland’s famous Black Cuillin Ridge, I have continued to undertake long distance expeditions in remote places. To name a few, I have…

Kieran Rae Abisko Sweden Lapland Arctic Circle Hike

Hiked 200kms within the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.

Kieran Rae Offas Dyke Sunset Wales

Walked the length of Wales along the Offa’s Dyke Path.

Kieran Rae West Highland Way Glen Coe Scotland Portrait

Combined Scotland’s East and West Highland Way into one.

Kieran Rae Lake District Scafell Pike England

Completed the Three Peaks Challenge, summiting the highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales in succession.

Based in Llangollen, North Wales, there are simply too many exciting and varied landscapes across the UK to restrict myself purely to long distance walking.

Mountain biking has become a huge passion of mine. I have positive experience leading groups in technical terrain and teaching skills, am proficient at repairing equipment, and am exploring bikepacking with the intention of forming my own routes and organising private trips.

I regularly lead groups of varying skill levels on day trips into challenging terrain, such as Snowdon’s Crib Goch and Tryfan’s Bristly Ridge, with repeat clients and exceptional feedback.

Details

As well as all my own outdoor equipment, I own my own cameras, editing software, and more recently a drone. I have a full passport and UK driving licence, with a converted van that allows me to travel freely and easily.

SKILLS

Studied Photography and Graphic Design, adept with a range of DSLR and other camera equipment, as well as Adobe and Affinity creative software.

Experienced in leading day trips into challenging terrain, with repeat clients and exceptional feedback.

Mountain Bike Instructor (MIAS) Level 2, proficient at riding in remote and technical terrain, and able to maintain and repair equipment.

Familiar and experienced with a wide range of camping and bushcraft products, and able to educate and demonstrate how to use technical equipment.

Emergency First Aid and AED Awareness trained.

SPEAKING

ProAdventure Outdoor Adventure Talks.
Presenting about my walk from Wales to Kyrgyzstan.

Llangollen Walking Festival.
Presenting about my walk from Wales to Kyrgyzstan and across the Australian Outback.

ProAdventure Outdoor Adventure Talks.
Presenting about my walk from Wales to Kyrgyzstan and across the Australian Outback.

I am available for adventure planning, leading, and support; expedition and product photography; equipment training; equipment testing; and public speaking.

Get in touch at:

contact.krae@gmail.com
+447535 604 385

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