GetOutside Champion: Gus Mckechnie
For Gus Mckechnie getting outdoors is literally life changing. Born with cerebral palsy an adventurous spirit has meant he has stayed up right and in control of his disability.
Matthew is a true Himalayan adventurer!
Matthew was introduced to the outdoors aged 8 on a Lake District backpacking trip. Since then, he has gone on to make a number of alpine and Himalayan ascents, including Everest, and most recently, has speed ridden a number of 4,000m peaks in preparation for his next Himalayan adventure.
Whilst training for the Greater Ranges, Matthew travels the length and breadth of the UK, from fell running in the Lake District and bivvying in Scotland's great back of beyond, to local Cotswold wanders.
Matthew is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an author and speaker. He likes OS maps, particularly paper ones, and loves Grasmere gingerbread!