Myles Farnbank


ISKGA Status : Advanced Guide (P) / Module Provider

Location: Inverness, Scotland

Myles is  primarily a sea paddler and open boater, both personally and professionally, although white water and surf for fun from time to time.

He is passionate about sea kayak & canoe expeditioning and has paddled in many locations from Antarctic Peninsula, Greenland, Baffin Island, Norway, Sweden, Austria, France, Canada, Madagascar, New Zealand, West and East coast USA as well as extensively in his  home waters of Scotland.

Myles is definitely a guide first and foremost and a coach second. Although he enjoy’s coaching, it is only part of the offer he provides. He believes in the potential for transformative adventure travel experiences – ‘trips of a lifetime’ This informs both his practice as a guide, as well as, the guide training and standards work that he is  involved in in the UK and internationally.

Myles is the Head of Guides & Training for Wilderness Scotland an award winning adventure travel company based in Aviemore.

module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document Provided Modules
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills  tick  BCU 5* Sea Yes
Advanced Planning  tick

BCU Open Water Navigation


Advanced Leadership  tick BCU 5* Sea Yes
Coastal guide observation
Coastal Skills  tick  BCU 4* Sea ( Provider )  Icon-Document03-Blue
Coastal Planning  tick BCU Coastal Navigation and Planning        (Provider)  Icon-Document03-Blue
Coastal Leadership  tick BCU 4* Sea  Icon-Document03-Blue
Generic Modules
Incident Management  Feb 2016  Jeff Allen/ Howard Jeffs  tick
Sea Survival  Feb 2016  Jeff Allen/ Howard Jeffs  tick  Yes
VHF license  tick  Yes Yes
Food Hygiene
Coaching  tick  BCU Level 4 Sea  Coach Yes
First aid  tick BASP 2 day Outdoor First Aid  Icon-Document03-Blue
Expedition Skills  tick  Woodlore Instructor  Icon-Document03-Blue
Environmental Modules
Paddling in Ice
Marine Environment
Tropical Waters
Winter Skills & Survival