Scott is a multi sport mountain athlete based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally from the USA, Scott has lived in the UK since 1999 and regularly travels the world in pursuit of his next adventure.
“I have been passionate about the outdoors my entire life. I became interested in climbing and mountaineering as a young child and since moving to Scotland in 2007, have devoted the majority of my time to mountain pursuits. In 2012 I took up skydiving which opened my eyes to the many possibilities of airsports. Two years later I bought my first speedwing and started to develop my skills in the newly emerging discipline.”
“As my speedflying progressed, it became increasingly clear to me that combining different sports would create an unforgettable mountain experience and open up new possibilities. So I began to focus my energy on climbing mountains and flying down.”
In 2017 Scott planned an expedition to Kyrgyzstan to take the ‘climb and fly’ concept to bigger mountains and higher altitudes. With his friend Euan, he spent the summer season in the Tian Shan climbing and speedflying.
“On the 6th of August I reached the summit of Khan Tengri at 7010 meters and found the weather was ideal. I flew from the top and made the first speedwing flight off a 7000m peak. The flight was fast and took just under 6 minutes to reach the glacier 3000m below. To the best of my knowledge, it’s the highest altitude anyone has ever flown a speedwing.”
Since making this unforgettable flight, Scott continues to focus his energy on climbing and flying off mountains. Over the last two years he has focused particularly on his passion for technical climbing in Scotland, the Alps and further afield. He hopes this will continue to bring him closer to realising his long term vision and goal, the ultimate climb and fly.