Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Canyoning Skills Training Day

Yesterday we were in the Nevis canyon doing a staff training day with Kisrty and Adam who are going to be working for us over the summer season out on Mull at Tavool House Outdoor Centre. The aim of the day was a good old recap and specific look at technical rope work in the canyoning environment. The nevis canyon lies below Ben Nevis. We had thought it might be pretty cold as it was snowing at the car park but we were pleasantly suprised how warm it was in there. It was a really constructive day for us all. We offer guided trips in a variety of local canyons. If you fancy an adventure contact us at

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Atlas Mountains Expedition team meet up today in The Black Mount.

What a day in the Scottish hills today. A beautiful day of unexpected good weather. We were working with George Heriot's School pupils who we are heading out to Morocco with in June. They will visit the
Atlas Mountains on a trekking expedition. The Atlas mountains rise to 4167m and offer some fantastic mountain walking and climbing. The team did really well today. They ascended Beinn Suidhe which lies in the Black Mount west of Victoria Bridge. It is a remote shapely hill with fabulous views of the Munros of the Stob Ghabhar range. We look forward to guiding the team in the Atlas and being back in Morocco very soon.

Friday, 24 April 2015

A few more photos from North Buttress.

Thanks to Steve for these wonderful shots from our day out on the classic North Buttress.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Climbing on North Buttress of The Buachaille today.

Today we were climbing on the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. Steve and I ascended North Buttress and then followed the spring snow along the summit ridge. We managed to climb and walk in the glourious warm sunshine all day. There is still alot of snow in the gullies which may catch to unsupecting walker out, escpecially on descent as it was very sugary and soft. There is a cold blast of snow forcast at the end of the week and what snow is left will consolidate giving firm alpine conditions well into May.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Climbing Instructing today on the Easdale sea cliffs.

Today Andy was instructing our modern apprentice Glen on the sea cliffs at Easdale near Oban. They were concentrating on traversing, anchor building, belaying and they also ascended some lovely easy to mid grade climbs. The cliffs are no where difficult but just wonderful to teach on and to enjoy a sunny days adventure.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Training Expedition in the Lake District.

We were working on a D of E training expedition in the Lake District recently and I thought that a few photos of just how beautiful the hills and the weather was would really promote these wonderful hills. Suprisingly the hills were very quiet. We walked from Buttermere through Riggs Beck,into Borrowdale, through Langstrath and to Ennerdale and so returned to Buttermere. A marvellous four days.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A catch up after a very busy period for the Hebridean Pursuits team.

It has been a very busy few weeks since we last blogged. Our instructors have been working on a variety of courses and in contrasting venues and conditions. We have run a three day winter climbing leading course on Ben Nevis. A Duke of Edinburgh's gold expedition training course in the Lake District. A winter mountaineering course on Aonach Mor and Ben Nevis. A winter walking skills course in Glencoe and a SLSGB Coasteering safety and rescue award based in Oban. We ran a family adventure weekend on Skye. Walking and rock climbing were the themes. So a busy time for Hebridean Pursuits. A couple of days off now then back to adventures next week. Winter conditions continue high up in the hills up here in Scotland and dry rock abounds, the sea is warm and the forecast is pretty settled making for plenty of opportunities to explore over the next wee while. Thanks to everyone who has booked with us and course instructed for us recently.