Who are we

A Kiwi and a Scot with a combined 40 years’ coaching, guiding and instructing experience, a nice-looking and spacious van, and a trailer for every occasion: Highland Yaks has the local and specialist knowledge you need plus the means to take you and your kit right to the heart of your adventure – and get you back for a cuppa afterwards.

Alexander Kelt, Owner, Highland Yaks


Originally from New Zealand, I’ve been living in Scotland with my family since 2010, enjoying everything this fantastic country has to offer and running a set of lodges nearby. Mountain and road cycling are in my top two interests, followed by getting into the hills, golf, fishing, whisky and craft beer. I have my Mountain Bike Leader (MBL) award, I’m a ski instructor and a current first aider.

20170922_111724(1) copy Jerry


Born on the West Coast, I’m a Scot through and through. I’ve worked in and around Aviemore for the last 25 years, including as a ski instructor. Driving? I love it, plus anything to do with the water: canoeing, sailing and powerboating. In fact, I’m a canoe guide and a sailing instructor.

HY images VAN

Our gear

The third, essential member of our team is “The Yak Van”, a 9-seater VW Transporter Long Wheelbase Van with special trailers for:

  • Canoes, sea kayaks or rafts
  • Mountain bikes and road bikes
  • Extra luggage, golf clubs etc.

The formalities

As a team, we’re fully insured to do the type of work we do, and Kelty, Jerry and The Yak Van are appropriately licensed through the Highland Council.

Our mini-bus ready for a canoe adventure

Where to find us

We are Highland Yaks

For whatever your adventure may be, we can help

For any queries or requests give us a ring or drop
us an email here

07704 987325

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