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Remote Northwest Summits

24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021  |  £800

What to Expect

Over the last 10 years I have spent a lot of time hiking the mountains of the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. However, there are still a few mountains that I haven't visited, a few more still that I haven't photographed sucessfully, and many more that I have never taken clients to! Given the relaxation of restrictions in May it is likely that the Northwest Highlands will be busier than usual, so it seems like a great excuse to tackle some of these less popular but spectacular peaks. Some of these are a little bit less convenient to get up so we'll be tackling them over a couple of days. For those of you wanting to know which mountains those might be....on the potential list are Beinn Bhan, Slioch, Beinn Tarsuinn and Beinn Lair, amongst others. 



AT A GLANCE

MountainPhotography
ActivityBackpacking
AccomodationTents
PhysicalityHard
Group SizeFive Clients
Duration5 days

Booking

Please pay the deposit to reserve your spot.

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary

I won't be providing a specific itinerary for this trip because I will adapt the plan to suit the weather and the progress of the group. You can anticipate two or three summit camps and we may spend up to three nights out at once if the weather allows. We will meet on the Monday morning at Kinlochewe ready to go. The trip will conclude back at the cars by 5pm on Friday. 

The view from Beinn Tarsuinn - can't wait to shoot this in good light!

Tuition

I will be on hand at all times to help you with your images should you wish. Usually I find a mix of abilities on my trips which works very well with advanced photographers able to shoot with total freedom and beginners getting the help they require.

Fitness And Experience

You do not need prior mountain experience for this trip however you must be mountain fit! You will need to be able to carry a 20kg backpack up a 1000m mountain and then repeat it. We will be taking our time and your ability to complete the hike is really about having decent baseline fitness and the right attitude. My Youtube videos from summer 2020 show a group from mid 40s to mid 60s.

Equipment

I will send out a complete kitlist so you can be confident you have everything you need. I can provide high-end lightweight camping equipment perfectly suited for the trip. This includes Terra Nova Quasar tents, Rab Neutrino 400 sleeping bags and NeoAir Xtherm sleeping mats. If however you would prefer to use your own sleeping kit, or bring your own tent then you are welcome to. Aside from camping equipment which is provided, you will need suitable outdoor clothing, walking boots a rucksack and a number of other items.

Obviously tents will be single occupancy due to coronavirus restrictions. I have one lightweight 1-man tent to lend out otherwise you will either have to carry one of my two man mountain tents (3.5kg) or provide your own lightweight tent.

Additional Expenses

The trip does not include transport (unless the rules change in which case I can provide transport from Inverness), food or insurance. 

A potential campsite next to the high lochan in this image

Cancellations due to Coronavirus

This trip has been planned within the anticipated restrictions. I think it is now highly likely that the trip will be allowed however, in the event that the workshop cannot take place you will be refunded in full.

Price And Booking

This workshop is priced at £800 with a £300 deposit required to book your place. The remaining £500 is due 1 month before the workshop starts.

 The view from Beinn Bhan - one that I would like to come back and shoot!

A winter view from Slioch - I'd love to shoot this view in the summer. it should look spectacular at sunset and sunrise.

 

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