David Scott

Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Scotland

Director, Sandbaggers Expedition Services Ltd

‘I have been leading expeditions for over 12 years and recently had the pleasure of Denis Griffin’s company during our expedition’s to Mongolia, Indonesia and Namibia.

Denis is a determined, energetic and tenacious team player who relishes the challenge of tough expedition conditions.  He embodies all that a member of an expedition should: good humour in the face of adversity, physical and mental strength, stamina and boundless energy.  He is a natural leader (a fact he would dispute in characteristically modest fashion) and is the ideal person to move the Michelle’s Way  team forward to a successful conclusion.’

Sandbaggers are expedition and expedition race organisers who specialise in providing top quality experiences in some of the world’s remotest locations. In 2003 we founded Gobi Challenge, an expedition style multi-day ultra race in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Such was the success of the inaugural event we have since hosted it annually attracting competitors from all over the world. In our nine years of operating the event Gobi Challenge has firmly established itself as one of the Worlds remotest and most adventurous desert racing events.
While the bulk of our trips are in Mongolia we also work on an annual basis throughout Indonesia, Scotland, North Africa and beyond. Our staff our professionally qualified to operate in temperate, arctic, jungle and desert environments. We have a 100% safety record and a hard earned reputation for running genuine, intimate style expeditions and ultramarathons.
 Quote from Andrew Murray (Winner: Scottish Ultra, Gobi Challenge, Sahara Race (4deserts), 6633ultra):
“Sandbaggers have provided me with first rate equipment and expert advice for most of my ultras. The exception was my first, the MDS, and i have learned my lesson. Having Sandbaggers behind me for the Scotland2Sahara challenge will be an immense help. Please support them, and raise funds for the Yamaa Trust at the same time. Mention S2S and 10% of each order goes to the Yamaa Trust.”



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