Having grown up in rural England Arran has been white-water kayaking, rock climbing and out in the hills from a young age. Though his passion lay in the skiing trips abroad. His love of the outdoors led him to study BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership, at University in the English Lake District. Since then he has led several month-long expeditions across the world, ranging from South America to Malaysia. As a UK qualified Mountain Leader and Outdoor rock climbing Instructor had lead him to develop a passion for Winter Climbing and Mountaineering which left him chasing colder climates. He moved North to complete the Arctic Nature Guide programme on Svalbard.