About Zeki

“Zeki is a great example of inspiration and leadership, he is wise beyond his years and deserves to be recognised and celebrated as an outstanding member of our community.”
Gavin Morgan, Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader


“What an inspiration this young outdoor wizard is”
Goetz Werner, TV/Video Director


Wilderness Instructor, Backwoods Survival School, summer 2017 & 2018
Teaching wilderness and ancestral skills across Scotland for outdoor groups keen to learn more about using their hands and getting back to their roots.

Glacier Guide, Glacier Guides, Iceland, winter 2017 & 2018
Working as a Walking and Climbing Guide on the glaciers and Track Trainer, teaching other guides how to make tracks and steps safe.

Awards and Courses

  • Paddlesport Leader Award (SCA/British Canoeing), 2017
  • Winner of the Young Scot Award 2017 for the Environment
  • Certificate in Advanced Outdoor Leadership, The School of Adventure Studies, 2017
  • Certificate in Outdoor Adventure, The School of Adventure Studies,  2016
  • Shortlisted SQA College Candidate of the Year, Star Awards 2016
  • John Muir Conserver Award, 2016
  • Winner of the Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture 2015
  • First Youth Ambassador of the Fort William Mountain Festival 2015
  • Winner of the Cairngorm National Park Award for Young Adventurous Learner of the Year 2014