Our test team and staff are the finest. Many World, Olympic and National Champions in all disciplines choose to use our products. We are also proud to be official partners with Plas Y Brenin Mountain Training Centre and Glenmore Lodge Mountain Centre.
Name: Giles Trussell
Best known as: Giles
Living now: The Cairngorms
Discipline: WW Kayak, Sea and Open Canoe
Class: Zero to Hero, spring tides and following seas
Current boats: Pyranha Machno, Jed, P&H Cetus HV, Wenonah Prospector 15 and 16, Ride Eclipse…
Shaft of choice: Neutral bent shaft
Big volume or tight and technical: Whatever goes.
Favourite paddling spot: Highlands of Scotland for Rivers, Western Scotland and Hebrides for sea kayak.
Why should you be on the Peak PS team?: Lifelong, enthusiastic multi-disciplined commitment to paddlesport introducing and advancing thousands into the sport.
What can you bring to the party?: A big smile.
How did you get into paddling?: First sessions were at Garelochhead Outdoor centre in 1978.
Achievements: Remaining passionate about paddling. British Kayak Quadrathon top ten ranking (not a lot of people know that), sea kayaking around Stewart Island, solo to St Kilda, teaching my daughter to roll both sides aged 11.
What's your paddling goals for 2023? Scottish island circumnavigation or major crossing…surf kayaking big waves…
Do you have any paddlesport qualification? ‘British Canoe Union’ Old School Level 5 in Whitewater Kayak and Sea Kayak, Level 4 Open Canoe.
Best things about paddling: Getting immersed in the environment.
Best boating moment: Reaching St Kilda.
Worst boating moment: Being ill on the Tons River in India.
Any other Hobbies: Many, a lot of Spey fishing at the moment…
Ultimate worldwide destination: Westerns Isles of Scotland
Food: Porridge and Haggis Neaps and Tatties
Drink: Water, Lavazza and Malt Whisky
Music: Scottish Iddly Diddly
Movie: John Wick, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Read: Mountaineering books and any whacky thriller with a twist.
Piece of Peak PS Kit: Explorer Salopettes and Ocean Bothy.