Tuesday, 31 August 2010

'Blog Walks by Andy Spink the Zig Zags, Gear Aonach, Glencoe


Check out Dan's one of our instructors, short film about our self catering centre and outdoor centre Tavool House on Mull.
If you are looking for remote and idyllic environment then it has it all!


Amazing two days with pupils from Tiree High School in Glencoe.

Interesting times on the Aonach.

The crazy pinnacles!

The finish of the Zig zAGS!!!

On the Zig- zags.

The last two days have been stunning on the West Coast!
Andy and Adrian guided the 'ZIG-ZAGS' and the classic 'Aonach Eagach Ridge'. The pupils from Tiree did so so well! Considering they had never really been above sea level before their determination and spirit was fantastic!
The weather has been just wonderful, the enjoyable ten hours on the ridge was perfectly warm, a little breeze and a lovely sunset as we walked down.
The guys were tiered on getting back to the campsite but elated at their achievements, well done. we look forward to next years adventures in Glencoe.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Tiree High School pupils visit the mountains today!

On the summit of eilde beag!
what a view from .956m

Andy and Adrian were guiding a group from Tiree High School on their annual 3 days mountain adventures with Hebridean Pursuits.
Today the weather was kind to us, a wet start but fantastic summit views and a wet return to the mini bus! so lucky...
We ascended Sgor Eilde Beag .956m and descended via the beautiful Lochans below.
An amazing experience for the young people as they had never even been to 100m above sea level!
Out at Tavool House Outdoor centre on Mull we have another group staying this week, they have travelled up form Brixton, so a great journey starting in the south and continuing in the north! www.Tavool.com for all outdoor activities, family parties, university field trips etc.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Blog Walks by Andy Spink MIC Glencoe, Stob Coire nan Lochan

Andy was out in Glencoe today, here is another Blog Walk.

Conditions were perfect high up this morning, the high pressure that has set in and it feels like summer again! It's due to get colder at night, but we hope it lasts as we are working the long bank holiday weekend on scrambling courses in Glencoe.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Climbing Experiences Day.

A great age to get into climbing!
Tying into the harness practice.

Will above the sea!

Ice Factor ropes course, great fun!

Andy was out with Will [13 yrs old] today having a variety of climbing experiences, the High Ropes course at the Ice Factor, indoor climbing on the wall, outside rock climbing at a local crag near Oban and Abseiling. A really fun day especially as the weather improved so much as the the day went on!

The Grafton's go Canyoning on Mull

Outdoor adventures for all the family at Tavool House, get in touch with us and we can create an amazing week for you and your Friends! www.hebrideanpursuits.com

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Grafton's Family Adventures on Mull at Tavool House.

Tavool gorge running huge today!
Will after the second drop!

Tavool house back garden, not bad for a five min walk away.

Will enjoying the third falls.

The Grafton's came to Tavool House today, it rained so heavily that the only answer was to get really wet in the canyon!
Great fun and exciting river running into the sea was the order of the day!
Tavool House is hosting a Roses Project activity week with a bunch of young people from Bradford, they were climbing today at Knockvologan.
For residential outdoor courses are available with www.hebrideanpursuits.com

Friday, 20 August 2010

Youth Project form Edinburgh on Mull.

Coasteering adventures on The Ross!
steep and fun!

wet,wet,wet on Ulva. Andy Spink the day after the camping night!

The night before the rain, glorious on Ulva!

Canyoning at Tavool House, great fun for the young people and staff alike.
Hebridean Pursuits ltd hosted another 'Roses Project' residential outdoor pursuits course on Mull this week, based at Tavool House. A group will be in next week from Bradford and then from Brixton! A long way but worth it...
HPL courses are still available through the Autumn and if you fancy an 'early' winter climb or walking experience or course, it looks like there might be snow coming soon! Watch this space or get in touch for the winter...

marine drive bouldering, Mull

Andy and Danny have been out on Mull this week and one night after work they got a wee boulder in at the dramatic Marine drive boulders.

Friday, 13 August 2010

3m's Youth Project from Edinurgh come to Tiree

Another youth work project came to Tiree this week for a 'Roses Project' Hebridean Pursuits experience!
A great fun week was had by all, surfing, climbing, coasteering, camping etc out on The sunniest place in Uk! We got our fair share of sunshine and wind!
The 3m's had visited us last year on Mull and wanted a full on water based activity week and we certainly got wet!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Blog Walks' Meall Cuanail 918m IN The Ben Cruachan range.

'Blog Walks' is a visual guide to various hill walks and mountaineering routes by Any Spink MIC. These short films will give the viewer an over view of routes, it is not meant to provide a blow by blow route guide and should be use be in conjunction with appropriate planning and navigation experience. www.hebrideanpursuits.com offer a guiding and instructional service throughout Scotland and Europe in summer and winter.