Skye McDonald

Skye McDonald was  born and raised in Scotland in a small village called Scone, the ancient crowning place of the kings and queens of Scotland. After studying agriculture at Aberdeen University, she worked as a  volunteer in Tanzania for two years. Her passion is exploring remote and wild places, and she adores both the mountains and the desert.  “Bringing understanding between peoples of very different cultures and backgrounds is one of the joys of being a Trip Leader, and of course, the chance to make friends around the world.” She has traveled extensively, from the Pindos in Northern Greece to the wadis of Jordan, and she has a special affinity for West Africa, with its diversity of welcoming peoples and wonderful scenery. Closer to home, she delights in sharing the glories of  her native Scotland, and says that a good day scaling some of the beautiful Scottish mountains is hard to beat. Skye speaks German, French, and a bit of Swahili picked up during her years in Tanzania.

 

WT Trip Leader Skye McDonald is coming home to Scotland to lead our new hiking adventure! Check out this video post Skye sent as she scouted the trails and a lovely Georgian-era home that will be our accommodation in Glen Coe—but remember, her scout took place in the wintry days of December. We’ll be there in the long days of summer! Enjoy this peek, and join Skye to hike with us in Scotland!

Upcoming Trips:

Highlands and Islands of Scotland, May 31-June 9, 2014
Highlands and Islands of Scotland, July 12-21, 2014
England Coast to Coast, July 27-August 9, 2014
England Coast to Coast, August 24-September 6, 2014

Recent Photo Blog Posts

Loch Ness Discoveries
Hiking Through History

Client Testimonials:


I cannot praise Skye enough. She combined efficiency with attention to individual needs. She’s also very knowledgeable about West Africa. Caroline M., Princeton NJ
Timbuktu & Dogon Country
Skye was one of the best leaders of any trip I have taken, period. Betty G., Boca Grande FL
Timbuktu & Dogon Country
Skye was a first-rate leader in every respect. She made the trip a great experience. Helen D., Petaluma CA
Timbuktu & Dogon Country
Skye was fantastic in every way. Her joy in relating to the local people was a pleasure to watch. Susan R., Old Greenwich CT
Timbuktu & Dogon Country
Skye was off the charts tops. She has a captivating storytelling ability and a sharp wit. We always felt in good hands with her. Kate F., Santa Monica, CA
England Coast to Coast
Skye is a fabulous people person and had the gift of bringing the group together. Linda H., Laguna Hills, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc
Skye MacDonald was a superb guide. Her cultural, historical, and botanical knowledge is superb! Lynne M., Portola Valley, CA
England Coast to Coast