About This Guide

Martin specialises in guided expeditions and expedition support on the east coast of Greenland, which he first visited in 2000 and where since 2008 he established a base with equipment storage.

Martin also runs trips on the west coast of Scotland, Shetland and Lofoten, often as part of pre expedition training.

Martin has been involved in the sport since the early days of British Sea kayaking. Circumnavigating Ireland in 1983, which was the second known expedition to do so.

Martin has paddled in Norway, Iceland, Sicily, much of UK, St Kilda and Canada where he worked for several years as a guide, Circumnavigation of PEI.

Martin has extensive knowledge and experience of East Greenland and the history of Gino Watkins and runs guided trips to Greenland each season, has guided the last two seasons in Antarctica (23/24).

Recognised for his indepth knowledge of Ice bound coastlines Martin acts as a technical resource for ISKGA Guides wishing to lead expeditions in Ice and as such has developed the ISKGA 'Paddling in Ice' module.

Advanced Guide

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5* Assessed (SEA)
Advanced Planning
BCU 5* Assessed (SEA)
Advanced Skills
BCU 5* Assessed (SEA)
BCU L4 Coach

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
Coastal Planning
Coastal Skills
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Valid to 16-01-2025
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
Nothing formal – sail a small ocean going yacht based in Shetland so pretty on the ball.
VHF license


1 Clachandubh Cottage Balvicar Seil Oban UK

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