Scottish YOUTH Award for excellence in MOUNTAIN CULTURE 2017
Inverness-born Robert MacKenzie was first taken to an outdoor climbing wall when he was three years old and started entering competitions when he was nine. Winning the British Lead Climbing Championships four times and a former GB junior climbing team member.
Robert's enthusiasm and support of young climbers perusing their passion in his current role as Regional development Officer for West of Scotland for ClimbScotland has seen him scoop this award.
Mike Pescod, Chairman of The Highland Mountain Culture Association Limited, organisers of The Fort William Mountain Festival, said: “Our previous ambassadors have been outstanding young people and with Robert MacKenzie there is no exception to that level of excellence. He represents an exemplar in influencing other young people by showing it is possible to achieve high levels of personal and sporting success through his own passion for climbing and Scotland’s outdoors.”