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Great Wilderness Trek

16 May 2022 - 20 May 2022  |  £900

What to Expect

The Great Wilderness is one of my favourite areas to photograph in Scotland.  This year the route will be decided fairly late on to make us as flexible as possible with the weather and potentially allow us to make use of a boat across Loch Maree, which currently (summer '21) is unconfirmed. Our route will take us past the point that is furthest from a road in the whole UK!  But this is not remoteness for remoteness sake. We will also visit A'Mhaighdean , although I have been here many times it is not a peak that should be missed! It is widely regarded as the most spectacular vista in all of Scotland, yet it isn't often photographed. We'll be tackling a couple of other peaks on this trip as well (exact mountains TBC!) and completing our route as a continuous 5 day hike. In August '20 and May '21 we had an incredible trips here which you can view on my YouTube channel. So if you'd like to join one of the greatest adventures Scotland has to offer, this trip is for you!

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. There are a number of potential starting and finishing locations but the goal will be to camp out for 4 consecutive nights (5 full days) and incorporate a summit camp on A'Mhaighdean and others in the area. The photos you see are all highly representative of what we will be shooting, but with the exception of A'Mhaighdean, the summits we choose may be different!

We will meet on the Monday at Poolewe or Kinlochewe at 10am though we may not actually start the trip here. For those not able to provide their own transport I should be able to help with travel to and from Inverness.

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 2020/21 show a group from mid 20s to mid 60s.

Equipment

A complete PDF kitlist is provided upon booking 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.

The tents are 2-man mountain tents and weight 3.5kg, a bit much to carry solo unless you are a strong hiker. For that reason they are generally best shared and if coronavirus restrictions prevent this then you may need your own tent, but I hope they will be over by then!


 

Additional Expenses

Food or insurance. I should be able to assist with transport from Inverness.

Cancellations due to Coronavirus

This trip has been planned within the anticipated restrictions post July 30th 2021. Obviously there are many ways in which the restrictions could change (although hopefully by May they will have changed for the better!). In the event that the workshop cannot take place you will be refunded in full.

Price And Booking

This workshop is priced at £900 with a £350 deposit required to book your place. The remaining £550 is due 1 month before the workshop starts.



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