Charlie, for his sins, is Glasgow born and bred and has lived and worked in the city all his life. Having pursued and enjoyed many sports as a teenager, he has always had a love for Scotland’s hills and mountains, and wild places in general.
This reached its zenith for him in the year 2000 when he set a new record for the fastest self-propelled round of Scotland’s then-284 Munros, completing the challenge in 49 days. As well as climbing the mountains themselves, Charlie had to cover the distance between them on his bike – and sometimes in a wetsuit! He is still the only person to date to have swum the watery bits to reach the island Munros.
In 2017, Charlie published his book ‘Millennial Munros’, which tells the whole story of his incredible adventure.
Despite now being a few decades on, and not quite as fit, Charlie still enjoys trips to the countryside to wild camp or to visit bothies, with a few wee drams involved – Slàinte!