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Hiking world was
formed by Dig Bulmer in 1988. We are not a large company but family
owned and run. Our home base is in our village in the Scottish
Highlands, but as half our family now lives in California we are
also based in America.
We have been
guiding now for 22 years so we are getting the hang of it ! As a
certified International Mountain Leader my first 10 years were
spent teaching winter climbing and leading trips to the Alps,
Pyrenees, Dolomites and New Zealand.
Over the last 15
years our main areas of operation have become the East – Jordan
(Where we have now led over 100 trips), Syria, Crete, Cyprus and
increasingly Turkey – in fact “Provinces of the old “Ottoman
One of my
earliest memories was looking out of the porthole of an old British
Troop ship tied to the dock in Port Said and seeing a camel walk
by! I was a child and fell in love with the east and have since
sought every and any opportunity to return to the Middle East – the
true cradle of civilization.
trips are almost all led by me. The purpose is to explore off the
beaten track as well as discovering World Heritage Sites, places of
historic interest and the people. Islam, as found particularly in
Jordan and Syria, is a positive and welcome addition to life and the
kindness and generosity I have met with is testament to all that is
best about faith.
We are small
specialist outfitters who never lead more than 12 guests. Twice a
year I lead strenuous mountain trips, so I may still feel like a
true guide, but increasingly take pleasure from more gentle hiking.
Exploring off the beaten path, sharing local knowledge we have
gained over many years and introducing you to our friends in Aqaba,
Damascus, Ghania, Aleppo, Kyrenia, Wadi Rum and all points between
is great fun.
It’s been 22 years of guiding so far and it’s all thanks to people
like you who make it possible!