“You never know when something magical is going to occur. The biggest thrills you get on a trip are sometimes the most unexpected.”

Although Will Copestake learnt to kayak and navigate hills while growing up, it wasn’t until a kayaking trip around Scotland that his eyes were truly opened to the beauty of his home country.

“It was the surprise moments that remain the most memorable. Kayaking through amazing stacks near John O’Groats, and totally magnificent coastline along the east.”

Will now runs his own expeditions, taking groups of different standards on kayak and walking trips.

“It’s great to reach the top of a mountain,” he says, “but seeing that reflected on the face of someone you’ve helped to reach their goal… sometimes that feels even better.”

Photography by Nicholas JR White