About & Contact

Contact us:

Mandy- mandyerush@hotmail.com  
Cory- coryjones100@yahoo.co.uk

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Mandy has taught, worked, lived and volunteered in Kenya, Germany and Central America for over a third of her life and is passionate about travel, adventure and new cultures. On returning to Scotland in 2010, she was Facilities Manager of a Leisure Centre before becoming self-employed. Mandy is now a photographer (her Diamonds at Dawn photo being chosen for the BBC Countryfile Calendar), personal trainer, manager and owner of Otterburn Self Catering and Oran Mara B&B in the remote West Highlands of Scotland. Mandy has embarked on many long discreen-shot-2016-11-23-at-16-59-42stance walks with her friend Helen (West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Hadrian’s Wall Walk, St Cuthberts, Speyside Way); these ‘princess style adventures’ involved B&Bs and luggage transport.
Slowly, Cory has weaned Mandy off such luxuries. The Corfu trail was completed with B&B accommodation and Mandy carrying her Monster Pack (and learning a very useful lesson on traveling light) and the Drover’s Route where both Mandy and Cory walked from their home in Wester Ross, down an old drover’s route to the Tryst in the heart of Scotland, with no soft beds or luggage transport in sight.
Mandy, as well as being a keen photographer and sports woman is a passionate blogger (https://mandyerush.wordpress.com).

Cory Jones

Cory is a trained ecologist. He has guided across the globe for a number of UK based expedition companies including KE Adventure, Mountain Kingdoms and Wilderness Expertise.

Cory has a passion for travel in, and on, the big mountain ranges of the world. He has experience of expedition leading in Pakistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Patagonia, the Middle East and Africa. Over the winter 2009/10 Cory led a three man team which successfully crossed the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, a place reputed to have the worst weather in the world!

1 Intrepid team at Tortel (John, Cory, Martin)

Cory is a qualified teacher and has a master’s degree in Environmental Management. He holds a host of outdoor qualifications including International Mountain Leader  and Sea Kayak Leader.

Personal trekking and mountaineering experience

  • Nepal – Trekking in Langtang including Yala Peak (5100m) and remote Tilman Pass (5100m) (2007)
  • Bolivia – ascents of Huyana Potosi (6088) and Illimani (6440m) (2006)
  • Corsica – Completed GR 20 (2005)
  • Kyrgyzstan – Trekked in remote western region (1998)
  • Pakistan – Trekked for 4 weeks through northern regions, second ascent of 5200m peak (1994)