She emerged with flying colours from a brutal regime and made history on the recent TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins.
And now, Aberdeen surgeon Louise McCullough will pass on some of her experiences while becoming the first female to complete the intensive army course at an innovation masterclass series in the Granite City later this month.
Mrs McCullough and 24 other participants travelled to South America last autumn to participate in a gruelling array of challenges in the Andes, including beastings, torture and interrogation, and gained glowing praise from chief instructor, Ant Middleton, after becoming the first-ever woman to pass the selection test.
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The consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with NHS Grampian and Albyn Hospital is now relishing the opportunity to take part in the event at Robert Gordon University on March 19, which provides an opportunity for guest speakers to share their stories and insights with the student, staff and alumni community.
Mrs McCullough said: “There has been a lot of interest since the TV series was shown at the start of the year.
“It is all something a bit out of the ordinary for me, but is an honour to be invited to participate in the RGU innovation masterclass series.
“And while I don’t consider myself to be an innovator, I would like to think that some of the lessons that I gained from participating in the SAS: Who Dares Wins programme and those which I have learned along the way in my orthopaedic career will inspire other people to push beyond their comfort zone.
“As an orthopaedic consultant, the lessons and skills I have developed throughout my training undoubtedly contributed to my success in the series and so, hopefully, I can share some of these with the audience.”
The talk on March 19 from 5pm-6.30pm is free to attend and is open to all. It is being held at the Sir Ian Wood Building at Robert Gordon University.