Timeline

Milestones on my journey

Ben Nevis

March 3rd 2012

Before the anniversary date of the accident I was supported by 12 friends to summit the highest mountain in the UK, raising £2000 for the Mountain Rescue Service and Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the process. It was truly a day of all four seasons! I was reported on in several news outlets including the STV news.

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Olympic Torch Relay

June 12 2012

I was very privileged to be nominated for and carry the Olympic Flame through Forfar. I am very thankful to all the people who supported me in becoming a Cuture Flame with Coka-Cola. I was invited to take part in the Hyde Park celebrations concert in London where I was interviewed by Sir Johnathan Edwards on the big screen in front of 60,000 people!

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Swedish Triathlon

Tjorn, September 2012

What can you say when someone invites you to 3 days in Sweden, all expenses paid. All I had to do was cycle 90km as part of a triathlon team sponsored by prosthetic leg manufacturer Ossur! Easier said than done but we completed it and have the medals to prove it!

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Held the Commonwealth Baton

July 6th 2014

I had the privilege of carrying the Queens Commonwealth Games Baton in Aberfoyle where I had the lucky slot before lunchtime, which meant I was able to hold the baton and engage with the public for 45 mins in addition to my run with it! During this time I was Interviewed by STV news and took part in a little Highland dancing with a pipe band as well as posing for many photographs with people!

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Graduated University

September 29th, 2015

Ba. Adventure Tourism Management at the University of the Highlands and Islands, West Highland College Fort William campus. A great course with a wide range of opportunities in the adventure sport industry, in the perfect location of the Scottish Highlands. I gained qualifications in mountain bike leadership and first aid alongside the course, gaining lots of experience utilising them with Active Schools as work experience.

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Snowboard Instructor

August 18th 2017

I took a trip to New Zealand to begin my career as a snowboard instructor and qualified as an NZSIA Level 1 instructor through Basecamp who run great qualification courses all over the world in a range of sports.

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Began international racing

October 2017

This year I qualified to join the GBX Snowboard Cross residential training camp in Austria for 6 months, being coached five days a week and competing in the FIS competitions across Europe in the 2017/18 season. My first step on the official ladder towards Beijing 2022!

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BECAME A BRITISH WORLD CUP CIRCUIT ATHLETE

January 6th 2019

Having joined the GB Para Snowboard team as an 'invitee' in November 2018, I did my first Banked Slalom race and finished 9th overall! This great result qualified me as a Team GB World Cup Athlete with support from UK Sport and the Scottish Institute for Sport

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