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Climbing and abseiling

These sessions are by arrangement.  Prices from £140 for two people per day, and an additional £35 per person from 3 to 6 clients.  We can either go to an indoor climbing wall or for a real experience on rock in the outdoors.  Ropes harnesses, helmets will be provided.  You will need to be dressed for the outdoors, with suitable footwear such as trainers for the activity  and packed lunch/snacks as required.  In the event of inclement weather this activity may be modified or cancelled depending on the situation.

Linear one day expeditions

Examples of expeditions we can provide are listed below.  In all of these we can cater for up to 10 clients and we can share transport with the leader to and from a central location.  Each of the high level routes (or those over 20km) can be done over 2 days if you are prepared to camp out, but that would be done in smaller groups.  There are other variations such as combining Lairig Ghru with Inverey to make a 3 or even 4 day expedition.  For costs and other queries please contact us.  The times quoted are estimates based on experience of group walking and include meal breaks.  While we have scheduled the 3 sections of the Cateran Trail that we feel are the most interesting, the complete round is also an option.

All of these routes are a small snapshot of what is available in this area of Scotland, they can all be adapted, extended or shortened depending on your own requirements.  Each route is described from one direction, it is of course possible to follow the route the other way round.  Many of them can be undertaken as a wilderness camping expedition if you wish.

Route Name Description Distance Ascent Time Difficulty LGE
Minister's Path    Mid level  trail 10km 290m 4hrs Moderate 12km
Glen Prosen - Backwater    Mid level trail 11km 330m 5hrs Moderate 14km
Guay - Dunkeld    Low level trail 12km 460m 5hrs Strenuous 15km
Kirkmichael - Spittal of Glenshee    (Cateran Trail 2) 13km 550m 6hrs Strenuous 17km
Butterstone - Blairgowrie    Low level trail 16km 360m 6hrs V Strenuous 19km
Glas Maol - Spittal of Glenshee Ridge walk (2 Munros) 14km 690m 6hrs V Strenuous 19km
Baddoch - Dalmunzie (3 Munros) 19km 990m 8hrs X Strenuous 26km
Spittal of Glenshee - Kirkton of Glenisla    (Cateran Trail 3)  23km 550m 8hrs X Strenuous 27km
Inverey - Glen Taitneach High level trail  22km  600m 8hrs X Strenuous 27km
White Mounth High level trail (and 3 Munros) 20km 1089m 9hrs X Strenuous 28km
Blairgowrie - Kirkmichael    (Cateran Trail 1) 25km 520m 8hrs X Strenuous 29km
Jock's Road    High level trail 22km 800m 8hrs X Strenuous 29km
Kilbo Path   (various finish options) High level trail 22km 880m 8hrs X Strenuous 29km
Glen Callater - Glen Moulzie High level trail (and 3 Munros) 24km 890m 9hrs X Strenuous 30km
Monega Path    High level trail (3 Munros) 24km 900m 9hrs X Strenuous 31km
Lairig Ghru - Linn of Dee High level trail 30km 660m 11hrs X Strenuous 34km
Glean Beag - Glen Doll High level trail (7 Munros) 28km 1360m 12hrs X Strenuous 38km

Where shown the Ascent indicates the overall amount of going upwards across the whole route, and does not indicate the maximum height above sea level that is reached.  Distances are as measured on a flat map.  The Timings are based on a speed of 3.5 to 4km/h and include an allowance for stops.  Finish times or durations are not prescriptive and within reason clients can take as long as they like.  A more detailed description of each route can be found by clicking on its name.  For an explanation of the difficulty ratings visit the gradings page.  You will require personal equipment to the high level standard.

Introduction to Wild Camping

On a short expedition find out what it is like to get into the real outdoors on foot and survive a night (from £150 per overnight session for up to 3 clients, plus £25 per additional person up to a maximum of 6).  Professional standard equipment is available for hire for a small maintenance charge of £10, which is probably a good idea before you decide to invest in your own gear, please contact us for details.  Hire of sleeping bag involves a cleaning charge of £20. 


Linear multi-day camping expeditions.

The above trails and more can be undertaken as guided backpacking expeditions, with professional standard equipment available for hire if you don't have your own.  Examples include Glen Feshie, Minigaig, Lairig an Laoigh, Glen Tilt and many more.  These are equivalent to Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Our own Platinum (4 nights away) can be undertaken as well.

Expedition fees start from £120 per day for up to 4 clients, £10 for each additional client to a maximum of 10 in the party.  Any requirements for overnight accommodation to allow an early start or late finish may be extra. 

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