Hill & Mountain Summer Activities
Here is a breakdown of the individual Courses and Activities we can off in the Highlands during the Summer months...
Summer hill walking
Ben Nevis Ascent
Have you ever wanted to try Mountain walking for the first time,whether on your own or with the family, but never felt like it was possible? Or fancied travelling over Remote Country, keeping away from tracks and trails?
In one day, we can summit a substantial Peak, Ben Nevis being popular, and should you desire, learn some basic hillwalking skills on the way, and take in some vantage points for amazing photography, even the weather can produce some wonderful effects !
Britains highest mountain, Ben Nevis , stands at 1343m above the sea, giving panoramic views, and is attainable by folks young and old.
The usual ascent of "The Ben" is via The Pony Track (laid to service the Summit Weather Observatory back in 1883), but other exciting alternatives are available.
We have had a lot of experience of Guiding on this mountain, and can give you an insight into it's history, we can even show you the original telecommunications cable and the water butt!
A guide is able to look after up to 12 people.
Navigation is an essential part of safe travel in our hills and mountains, and often the basics are overlooked as "we will never go out in bad weather".
We can make you more confident in your abilities over 2 days.This can be quite a large subject to cover, but it is very rewarding as you learn to be self reliant and confident...
Ratio, 1 Instructor to 6 people.
Scrambling is the next step up from hill walking, and a whole new world opens up to you...
Hands are needed for balance, and as you progress, some simple ropework is useful. We can guide you on some classic scrambles or teach you the ropes.Tremendous fun....
Ratio, 1 Guide to 3 clients.
Rock Climbing doesn't have to be hard to be enjoyable.
We can take beginners, adults and children, to some local friendly crags to learn the basics, or we can guide you on some Classic Scottish Rock Climbs widely available in our area.
For groups the smaller crags are great. For guided routes, 2 clients to 1 Guide is the norm.
There is a wealth of Munros around the area of Glencoe, some of them very grand.
If you are ticking off the Munros, or if there is a special Mountain you would like to climb, then this is for you.
We can guide you through some dramatic areas in safety, creating a tailor-made journey...
Ratio up to 10 for the easier ones, max of 6 for more technical Peaks
Our Photography Trips will delivery you to those places for that once in a life time photo.
Sunrise , sunset or a breaking storm
This is a bespoke trip , and if you ask us nicely, we might help you carry your tripod...
This overnight adventure can teach you the skills needed for a safe night out, including:-
Camping equipment/Packing and carrying a Rucksack/ Suitable Site selection/ Water and Cooking/ Sanitary Issues/ Getting prepared for a Storm!/Quirky Tips...
With the right preperation, we find this much more rewarding than sleeping on a noisy Campsite.
2 people minimum, usually over 2 days, is required to "help share the load".