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    Rupert Shanks

    Rupert Shanks

    Chief Storyteller

    Adventurer | Gadgeteer | Photographer

    Mini Bio

    After working in the corporate world of London, I decided to leave the metropolis to find a more rewarding – and rural! – way of life. I’ve always harboured a love of cameras, and decided to make my hobby a career, all the while reconnecting with nature. I produce a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Ireland (and Scotland).

    I have a real passion for the peace and escape offered by exploring the wild places of the planet. I’m a bit of a skiing nut but I’m also interested in mountain biking, running and hiking. I’ve travelled all over the world taking nature, wildlife and landscape photographies – just a few of the places in Europe include Italy, Switzerland, Macedonia, Croatia and Spain. Further afield, around the globe I’ve been include Alaska, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Peru, Argentina and Chile.

    I’m lucky enough to have experienced many of the Wilderness Trips and would have to say that hiking the Kerry Mountains is my favourite!

    Favourite Place to Play

    The mountains of Kerry. The southwest of Ireland is certainly one of the country’s most popular spots, but few people get off the beaten path to explore the vast mountains of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks – including Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntuohil. I also love the mountains and bogs of Connemara. For cycling, nothing beats the wilds and challenging climbs in Donegal!

    Not a lot of People Know This

    I am a qualified bulldozer operator after a spell working for a construction company years ago.


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