Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Cold on Ben Cruachan yesterday.

We are out working
on Ben Cruachan yesterday. At it's lofty summit 1126m we had fresh snow and a cold air flow from the east. Glen was on a navigation day looking primarily at long legs and timings. So a really big hill ascent was in order. A great day working on a marvellous mountain. Winter's coming!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hebridean Pursuits launches 'The Roses Project Outdoor Learning Academy.'

Hebridean Pursuits Ltd have just celebrated 25 years in the outdoor industry. We are proud to announce an amazing opportunity in our Silver Jubilee year for up to 10 young people to take part in the The Roses Project Outdoor Learning Academy. The students will take part in a variety of mountain based adventure activities such as Mountain Walking, Scrambling, Gorge scrambling, rock climbing and winter walking skills. The students will take part in these activities in
a variety of locations such as Glencoe, Tavool House on Mull, The Southern Highlands and Northern England. The first intake of students will be in partnership with Strive Adventure and their young trainees. It will start in December and run to May 2015. Watch this blog and Hebridean Pursuits Face Book page for more details and up dates. It will be a marvellous and challenging programme for all involved. We intend to offer a water based programme next spring and summer. If you interested or know of a group of young people whom would benefit then please contact us at or Andy Spink 01631720002.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Lots happening at Hebridean Pursuits.

A wee catch up as we have been pretty busy here at Hebridean Pursuits. Coasteering skills courses, rescue awards, mountaineering,summer mountain leader refresher days and sea kayaking skills days are just a glimpse of the activities we have been providing. We even managed a day of cpd with the AMI and BMG looking at GPS use which was really interesting and constructive. The autumn has not been dull outside in Scotland. Again pictures tell the story.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Kirkcudbright Academy Expedition in the Atlas Mountains. Reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal 4167m.

Here are some images of our very successful recent expedition to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. We guided 25 pupils and staff in these stunning mountains on a challenging and exciting trek. We ascended passes
of 3500m and 23 of the team reached the summit of Jebel Toubkal 4167m, the highest mountain in North Africa. A fantastic ascent for all involved. Back in Marrakech everyone enjoyed the culture of the souks and the fine food.

Sea Kayaking Coaching over last few days.

We have been out on the sea coaching sea kayaking off Oban over the last two days. The weather has been amazing with high pressure dominating and no wind to disrupt the skills training. In and out of the warm sea, skills, rescues, strokes and navigation were all taught. Lovely days at this time of the year.

George Heriots School Awesome Annual Adventure Weekend.

Coasteering and Gorge Scrambling adventures for the 3rd years. Awesome conditions on both days. Day one,
Coasteering we got big swells and a warm sea and on day 2 we got lots of water in the burns to make the day really exciting for all involved!