Where Humans meet Nature


Eternal Mountain is about more than just being an historical tour guide of Breadalbane, rather instead from an eco-perspective, putting Nature first at the heart of our local economy today. Therefore, I see this eco-tour guide as the beginning of that process, and as a way to inspire others. Bringing together, history, people from all over the world that come to visit, and most essentially in the realisation of their part in Nature too. It is also about having a renewed appreciation of Nature, rather than the dogmatic perspective of seeing Nature at 'our disposal' and as a way to exploit, serving only our needs. Crucially, it is also about remembering that Nature, supports all forms of life, each life being essential to the other. And, importantly, recognising that Climate Change is not going to go away – it will remain an issue for some time, until we take real action. 

Being an Eco-tour guide is therefore in many ways an ethical statement, not just about putting Nature first, but creating an ethical job-role within our communities, that are low-carbon, and less damaging to our planet. This I believe is the future of humanity if we are really going to survive, and it represents the serious need for a Basic Income for everyone, who like me, living in a rural location, don't have a monopoly in today's markets. Eco-tourism is a way of embracing the challenge of today’s human ontological crisis, once again if we are prepared to put Nature first at the heart of our local economy, contributing to our well-being and those that visit. Overall, offering a rich and deeper experience of Nature. Neo-liberalism has no place in a village, representing instead social inequality and collapse for Nature. Only history can truly ground us, keeping the human imagination alive and well. Helping us to look towards a future with continued, and renewed hope. 

Serving the Community: Local Economy

Eternal Mountain is fundamentally also about the sustainability of the village. Therefore, 10% of the revenue generated from these tours will go back into the community of Killin.

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Patrick Phillips ©2019 Ink drawing of Meall nan Tarmachan & Ben Lawers.