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Tristan Cameron-Harper / Mr Scotland and Supported by Tiso Q&A / Tiso blog

We've recently launched our Supported by Tiso scheme, so what better time to meet our ambassadors? Here's our interview with ice hockey pro, model & aspiring mountaineer Tristan.

My future goal is to be a professional mountaineer, but right now I’m an ice hockey player. I’ve played ice hockey professionally for 7 years and I’m also a full-time represented model… and I run a blog! I currently live in St Andrews when I’m not away adventuring. In life, I want to travel the world, inspire people of all ages and eventually have a nice home on a healthy piece of Scottish land that is self-sustainable in every way possible.

Tristan Cameron-Harper / Mr Scotland and Supported by Tiso Q&A / Tiso blog

I didn’t discover a love of the outdoors; it was more a matter of understanding myself. I would always naturally find myself drawn to the outdoors, but then I began to ask myself ‘why?’ At the time, this seemed like an odd question but the answer was clear: the outdoors is where I feel most energised, relaxed and at one with nature. There is nothing like being secluded in nature, listening and seeing everything it has to offer… I love it all.

I want to share what true beauty Scotland and our planet has to offer. That’s what I want to get across to my followers by capturing video or photography. I feel that the majority of people are not fully aware of how easy it is to explore some of the most beautiful places in the world, especially Scotland! I want to show people how accessible it is for them to experience this beauty that they believed would be impossible to see. If you can go up a mountain or walk on a trail whilst having the best time ever, then this is something I want to encourage others to do.

Tristan Cameron-Harper / Mr Scotland and Supported by Tiso Q&A / Tiso blog

The idea of a perfect day in Scotland makes me laugh… Mine isn’t a reality! The sun would be shining, I’d be getting lost in the Cairngorms and there’d be zero midges to deal with. But that’s just not a reality unless I go during winter. I enjoy a good mixture of biking, walking and canoeing so if I could fit all of these in on a nice sunny day – with zero midges! – anywhere in Scotland, then I’d be a happy man.

I have three bits of essential kit I wouldn’t be without. I always bring a few pairs of socks, because I just HATE getting wet feet whilst trekking and having nowhere to dry my socks at the campsite. My second item would have to be a Jetboil. I love a good cup of tea when I’m enjoying the views, plus I love being that guy who cheers everyone up with a warm brew! And lastly my Arc’teryx boots. They are amazing in every way; waterproof AND bulletproof (okay, I’m just joking about the last one, but they may as well be… I love them).

Tristan Cameron-Harper / Mr Scotland and Supported by Tiso Q&A / Tiso blog

I’m at a stage in my life where I want to pursue other careers. I’ve been dedicated to ice hockey for so long that I know what it takes to achieve my goals. Now, my brain is constantly ticking with ideas: I have a passion for adventuring, meeting new people and growing into the best person I can be. And I’m ready to share my energy and passion with everyone as my journey continues.

Follow Tristan on Instagram, Twitter or on his blog and find out more about our Supported by Tiso ambassador scheme HERE!

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