Saturday, 30 August 2014

New Rock Climbs on Erraid, Mull

I was out climbing in the on the island of Erraid recently with the sta
ff from Hebridean Pursuits. Amazingly we stumbled across a crag with no routes on it. Here are some photos of the new routes. They range from VD to VS. The rock was sound and steep as always on Erraid. The shone for the whole of this week. Scotlandoutside is truly the best place in the world to adventure in when it is so stunning. Seek and you shall find!

The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Expedition on Mull in Coasteering.

Over the last week Hebridean Pursuits have been supporting and running the second The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Coasteering Expedition. After they ran the first ever 3 years ago with GlenAlmond College the girls were keen to do the same and challenge themselves. 13 girls from Newstead Wood School in Kent achieved more than they ever expected to on this tough, demanding and unique journey along the coastline of The Ross of Mull. They covered 35k of swimming, climbing, scrambling, walking and navigating. The weather was amazing, Scotland at its best! The pictures say it all....

Monday, 11 August 2014

A very busy week for Hebridean Pursuits.

Hebridean Pursuits has had a very varied and busy week. We ran a Roses Project Adventure Activity course out at Tavool House on Mull. The weather was yet again amazing and the group all had a trip of a lifetime. Andy Spink level 5 surf coach, was coaching Surf Kayaking down at Machrihanish and was rewarded with fantastic waves and sunshine. A busy weekend
in the sea as well. We even went coasteering with our youngest person yet, aged 3! We have also been granted permission from The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme to run the first ever ,Long Distance Skateboard Qualifying Journey'. Watch this space.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Coasteering south of Oban.

I was back in the water on Friday evening after returning from running a Roses Project residential on Mull. The evening was so beautiful that it was the obvious option! So Gill, Will and I headed to the cliffs and found warm rock, a small swell and views to die for. Hebridean Pursuits use this venue alot as it offers so much variety and excellent for all levels of experiences and ages.