Exploring Scotland

About Us


Join us for Your Next Adventure.

Emmaus Adventure is owned and run by David and Ev Walsh in Scotland, their home.


David has over 16 years experience as a professional in the outdoor industry working as a qualified mountain leader, canoe/kayak coach with experience as an expedition guide and chief instructor. David has a service-centred approach, with a passion for people and narrative. His adventures are focused on a  minimalist philosophy, journeying well and Leave No Trace principles. Emmaus Adventure was born out of all David’s passion and experience with a simple goal – more safety, comfort, accomplishment and enjoyment for all who want to explore, connect with and protect wild spaces.


Ev is the real brains behind everything. Ev is an artist and trained ACCA accountant, and when not behind an easel Ev is out exploring the Scottish landscape on foot, skis or packraft!


Between us we have had adventures all over Scotland, France, Norway, Nepal, America, Morocco, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Egypt and Zambia.  




  • MLTS Mountain Leader (2005)
  • BCU  Level 3 Kayak Coach (5 Star Trained) (2006)
  • BCU Level 3 Canoe Coach (5 Star Trained) (2007)
  • BCU White Water Safety and Rescue (Ongoing renewal)
  • BASI Outdoor Emergency First Aid (Ongoing renewal)
  • WEMSI Wilderness First Responder (2015)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Assessor
  • MLTS Mountain Leader (2007)
  • MLTS Single Pitch Award (2008)
  • Professional Ski Instructor of America Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor (2006)
  • BCU Level 2 Canoe Coach (2007)
  • BCU Level 2 Kayak Coach (2007)

Emmaus Adventure Limited

Public Liability Insurance 

Provided by Activities Industry Mutal

Adventure Activities Licence

Licence Number: L20275

Date of issue: 08/09/2020 (Renewal 26/06/2022)

Provider Reference: R0926  

Friends of Emmaus

Alpacka Rafts

Alpacka packrafts give people an incredible freedom to explore; they are tools that help people actualise adventures, even ones yet to be imagined.



Nathan Savory

Nathan Savory is a freelance photographer who has been taking his camera with him, wherever he goes, and capturing all aspects of each adventure he takes part in. Alongside his photography he designs and makes his own range of laser cut, wooden jewellery. 


Still Paddles

Still Paddles are passionate about seeing people get out and explore the world around them. They aim to provide quality paddles to add something special to every paddling adventure. Each paddle is handmade at their workshop in Scotland. 



Callum Skinner

Callum Skinner is a photographer, drone pilot and film maker based in Glasgow. In addition to skills behind a camera he is also a qualified outdoor instructor.  


Mark Girvan

Mark Girvan is a communications professional specialising in social media strategy. Mark advised EA regarding our communications strategy; providing us with valuable research on successful social media content. He also helped to establish our presence on Facebook and Instagram.



David Gibson

David Gibson is a graphic and web designer based in Inverness. He built the Emmaus Adventure site and has many other projects to his name.