From the jungle to the Scottish Highlands

Elin Larsson is a pilot and tireless outdoor enthusiast

By TIERRA

Nowadays Elin is used to the quick changes and is always prepared for all kind of weather conditions

The longing for adventure led Elin Larsson to the job as jungle pilot in Indonesia. After four years of dramatic exposures and unforgettable experiences, she decided to move to Scotland and started to fly private jets. The love of adventure is still strong and in Scotland there are endless opportunities.

Elin has decided to climb all 282 munros, mountains in Scotland with a height over 3000 feet (914 m), and when the swell is right she surfs along the Scottish coast.

"It's in nature that I find my own rhythm and my peace"

– It’s in nature that I find my own rhythm and my peace. I eat when I’m hungry, sleep when I’m tired and put up the tent wherever I want. Then it’s the physical challenge of course. How far can I run? How high can I climb? Often I get an idea about a project, big or small, and then it’s as if I have to try to see if I can do it.

Both Elin and Steve are pilots, they are based in Scotland though they live pretty nomadic lives

"I always try to pack as minimalistic as possible. So I want to be able to trust the things I do bring"

A thing that unites being a pilot and an adventurer is the art of lightweight packing.

– Since I often carry my own stuff I always try to pack as minimalistic as possible. So I want to be able to trust the things I do bring: the down jacket needs to keep me warm and the shell jacket needs to keep me dry. I almost always only have room for one first layer, one pair of socks and so on, so I really want the products to keep their promise. Also, I’m a big fan of natural fibres, I always have as much as possible made out of merino wool for example.

Follow Elin on Instagram: @flyingelin

Elin is born in Sweden but it's not hard to see why she likes it so much in the Scottish Highlands

Book to Read

Elin has written a book in Swedish about her time as pilot in Indonesia: “Mina äventyr som djungelpilot“.