Tuesday, 4 September 2012

First Ever Coasteering Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition

Over the last four days HPL have been organising and supporting a coasteering expedition on the Ross of Mull. Andy Spink originally suggested the concept, then Mark Nicols of Glenalmond College organised a group of pupils to take part in the unique challenge of four days of coasteering for a Gold Award qualifying expedition.
Scoor Bay, day 4.

Wash overs on the north coast of Kintra. Day 3.

Andy Spink on day 2 after a long swim off the island of Erraid.
We coasteered around the Ross of Mull, enjoying a variety of rock types, environments and mixed weather. The weather on the whole was ok but at times pretty grim as gales lashed the Ross and the sea was whipped into frenzy off the Torran rocks. Each day we coasteered for approx 5 to 7 hours and as they were camping each night the participants camp craft had to be spot on. We spent allot of time swimming from point to headland and through exciting cliff zones. Some cross country navigation was needed to make egress and much fun was had! Well done to all and especially to the young folk who passed the expedition. A major achievement and they made history..Hebridean Pursuits are an Approved Provider for Duke of Edinburgh for expeditions and residential for more info call us on  01631720002.