How does being outdoors affect your mood?
It’s better for my soul. If I won the lottery tomorrow I’d continue to do this job for free for the rest of my life. It’s a connection to people on another level and a feeling of belonging to a tribe. Outdoors I think you connect to people in a way you don’t in the city, you know? Stories come out, walls come down, there’s no mask when you’re outside.
When did your love of the outdoors begin?
Back in the day I was in the Scouts and my dad was an outdoorsy person who took us on camping trips. As I became a teenager I got disconnected to that world, I set up a rock metal band, grew my hair and met girls. At 18 I calmed down and went to university in Beirut – but my university years were kind of boring.