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Canoe Stac Pollaidh

Canoe day trip

We have very much enjoyed taking people out on canoe day trips to the wonderfully picturesque loch lurgainn in front of the spectacular Stac Pollaidh.

Here are just a few highlights from a busy season.

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Reiff

Reiff Climbing Festival

Reiff Climbing Festival is in it’s third year and going strong, not even hurricane ophelia could stop us this year.

We had huge waves, strong winds and a mighty crazy ceilidh it was a weekend of madness.

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What ever the weather

All too often I get asked the question, but what will we do if the weather is bad? Like somehow a day of outdoor activities is going to be ruined by a little bit of Scottish drizzle….

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Suilven 3 ways

There are many ways to ascend the mighty and iconic mountain of Suilven set in the heart of the North West Highlands. But among my favourites this year have been on a 4 day expedition combining canoeing with hill walking and by helicopter for a filming project.

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Cullin Ridge Traverse

A big tick for any mountaineer the Cullin Ridge traverse is certainly a jewel in the crown of Scottish hillwalking. A very risky booking for late in the season left me wondering if this could be a difficult experience. However October brought us some of the best weather of the year.

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When Ice is nice

The odd day of ice climbing has presented itself through January and February. With the mountains being black one day and white it next it has been difficult to find good conditions.

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Summer Isles

Summer Isles by canoe

In between the 100mph winds there has been one or two really wonderfully calm spells, yet again the Summer Isles lives up to it’s name and produced beautiful and still conditions.

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Reiff

Climbing with Canadians

Two Canadians on a road trip around Europe contacted me about rock climbing in the north west highlands. On their whistle stop tour around the UK they took the time to venture up into the wild wild west.

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