Inverpolly

INVERPOLLY

6-day wilderness canoe & mountaineering expedition exploring the beautiful Inverpolly nature reserve.

£695.00

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This weeks adventure takes you into the Inverpolly nature reserve navigating by canoe through the Lochs and rivers surrounding Suilven Mountain. Along the way, you will spot the unique wildlife having good opportunities to see Golden Eagles, Raven, Dippers, Red Deer, Otters and numerous other species. You will be wild camping in the most amazing locations on islands next to lochs and in beautiful woodland. All this whilst being guided by expert canoe and survival and wilderness skills instructors teaching and coaching you through every step of the way.

Throughout the expedition (open to 16+) 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.

EQUIPMENT LIST

We will send you out a complete kit list of what you’ll need and what we will provide, once you’ve booked on the course. Belowe is an idea of what you’ll need.

 

Personal

  • waterproof top & trousers
  • Walking boots
  • Rucksack 30 Liters to 40L
  • Top & bottom Thermal layer x 2
  • Shirt or t-shirt lightweight quick drying
  • Fleece x 2
  • Trousers quick drying x2
  • Underwear x 3
  • Thick socks x 3
  • Thin socks x 3
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare warm fleece for evenings
  • Warm hat x 2
  • Peaked hat
  • Drink bottle 1.5ltr
  • Hot flask (not essential)
  • Dry bags for personal equipment (rain covers don’t really work)
  • Map & compass (not essential)
  • Gloves
  • Walking poles
  • Waterproof notepad & pen
  • Head torch +spare batteries
  • Personal first aid kit inc blister plasters
  • Sun glasses

 

Camping equipment

  • Sleeping bag (warm rating of minus 10)
  • Roll mat
  • tent
  • Wash kit
  • Micro light towel
  • Spare warm fleece and clothes for evenings

 

Cooking equipment

  • One pot
  • Stove
  • Knife
  • Brew kit
  • Spork
  • Cup

HOW TO BOOK

If you would like any more information or would like to book onto any of our adventures, please get in touch with us via email.

hello@beardedmenadventures.com

Our team will endeavour to reply within 48 hours.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 days exploring the spectacular Torridon Mountian range
  • 4 nights wild camping.
  • Guided by experienced and qualified mountain leaders.
  • Great food throughout your trip.
  • Learning vital mountaineering and survival skills throughout.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Fitness Level
Challenging with at least 1500 meters’ ascent and descent each day. Carrying all of your equipment for the whole expedition. Need to be fit able to climb mountains. Comfortable with the possibility of bad weather conditions.

Age
You must be aged 18 or over to attend this expedition.

Travel and transport

You can meet us at accommodation by car or we can pick you up at the local train station just let us know.

Food

All the food we will provide over the weekend we will accommodate any dietary requirements just let us know.

Arrivals and Departures
You will be expected to find your own means of travel to Invernes AIrport or train station on the selected dates and arrive there by 11 am. There will be arranged transport for the rest of the journey, to and from the destination.