This canoeing and mountaineering expedition (mountain climb optional) where you will be guided by two expert instructors, one in Canoeing and Mountaineering, the other in Survival Skills.
This canoeing and mountaineering expedition (mountain climb optional) where you will be guided by our expert instructor Hugh Luckock
The trip route is navigating by canoe through the Lochs and rivers surrounding Suilven Mountain spotting the unique wildlife along the way and whilst wild camping, along with learning basic survival skills.
This trip provides good opportunities to see Golden Eagles, Raven, Dippers, Red Deer, Otters and numerous other species.
Throughout the expedition you will safely and skilfully learn how to manage yourself on a multi-day canoe trip. You will learn the skills of survival, needed for surviving in a spectacular, demanding setting and have the opportunity to practice the survival skills and techniques throughout the journey, you will be enjoying the views of the beautiful wilderness of the National Nature Reserve. In the middle of our route we will set up a base camp where you will have the option to rest or to take on the challenge of climbing the Suilven ridge, taking in two peaks.
We will then be canoeing and wild camping through to the coast making small portages on the last day. This expedition will give you a real experience in a truly wild location, where you will have the opportunity to practice various canoeing, navigation, and survival skills and even bag two beautiful peaks!
You will leave this wilderness expedition with a real sense of achievement, and with memories and skills that will last forever.
This is a public adventure available to anybody over the age of 18 years.
This is a strenuous and testing course, attendee's must be physicall fit, and must be comfortable with the possibility of bad weather conditions.
Arrivals and Departures
You will be expected to find your own means of travel to Inverness airport. Where you will be met and transport will be arranged for the rest of the journey.
Wild Swimming (Optional)
Navigation/Astral Navigation (weather permitting)
Basic Survival Skills
Flora and fauna
You will not be asked or expected to do anything you do not want to do - the activites you do is completely your choice.
The following equipment will be loaned to you at no extra costs for the duration of the trip.
Dry bags 1x100ltr
Dry barrel 1 x 30ltr
Painters 2x 2 boat lengths long
Throw line 25m
Air bags both ends
Kneel matt ot knee pads
Canoe poles Bailer & sponge
A full kit list will be emailed to you once your booking is confirmed, expect to require
Tent (or Tarp) , Waterproofs, Walking Boots, Water Bottle, Cooking Pot.
Some food will be provided in the format of ration packs, however please feel free to bring along any snacks
Why Choose Trueways?
Trueways Survival offers adventure experiences suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our experiences are designed not only for you to have a fun and interesting time, but to keep you safe and secure. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.
As one of the longest established Survival and Adventure Schools in the UK, we carry full liability insurance for our staff and customers, all our courses and expeditions are personally checked by our saftey officer and a full risk assesments completed. We may push you to the edge, but you will have fun knowing you are under the supervision of some of the UK's most experienced outdoor and survival experts.
We accept a 50% deposit to secure your place, as this adventure is limited to a max of 10 people, your balance payment must be made no later than 4 weeks before the course, after this date if payment has not been made we reserve the right to release your place back on general sale. Deposits are non-refundable.