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  • NEW multi activity week for families and groups.
  • Arctic Lofoten and Canada 2014 dates available.
  • NEW Cairngorm snowholing weekends
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Sea Kayaking journeys in Scotland, Canada, Croatia, Arctic Norway.Spectacular Mountain Adventure in Scotland: the Isle of Skye, the Torridon mountains, Ben Nevis. Do something unique with your free time.
Get fit, get paddling or climbing, join one of our groups and make the most of your outdoor experiences.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

Summer Mountaineering

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5 Scottish summer mountain experiences for all levels. Full board & course only.

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Winter Mountaineering

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6 exhilarating Scottish winter mountain experiences for all levels. Full board & course only.

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Sea Kayaking

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12 sea kayaking experiences for all levels. Full board & course only + Multi activity group week

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Hourly/Day Activities

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Try rock climbing, mountain sports or sea kayaking. 2 hour, half or full day tasters available.

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Sea Kayak Rentals and Outfitting

Full outfitting service available for: independant paddlers, coaches and groups.

  • Rentals services
  • Single and double sea kayaks
  • PFDs, paddles, decks
  • Camping Equipment
  • Trailer transfers

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Tel: 01520 744 394

Mountain and Sea Guides
2 Craite Barn
Strathcarron
Applecross
Wester Ross
IV54 8LN

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Testimonials

"What a week! We are all absolutely shattered but exhilarated! I never knew my body had such adrenalin. Kayaking, rock climbing, lunching with the seals - what better way to spend you holiday. Fabulous instruction from Mike, great group, lovely food & accommodation. Thanks for a great holiday - will definitely be back & will recommend this to all my chums."

Sarah Clark ~Inner Sound Kayak Expedition

"I'd been on several mountain trips with other companies in Scotland but never with someone who paid so much attention to detail. It was pivotal to the enjoyment of my week that everyone working for Mountain & Sea Guides lives in the area. They had a passion and local knowledge that I found missing elsewhere. The promise of crowd free mountains was fulfilled every day". Highly recommended.

Alison Johnson ~  Scotland Wilderness Mountains Hillwalking

 "A spectacular trip through an inhospitable, Arctic landscape. We encountered a full range of mountain weather from blizzard conditions and total whiteout to brilliant sunshine and fantastic views. I didn't expect to be coming back from the hills with a suntan! The hospitality and friendliness shown to me by everyone has made this trip truly memorable."

Dave King ~ Cairngorm Plateau Winter Skills Snowhole Expedition

Dear Lyndsey & Mike , wanted to send you a wee note to thank you for the opportunity to have a sea kayaking adventure. I enjoyed the challenge and the experience and came home refreshed and revived!

Vivienne  ~ Croatia Dalamatian Islands Sea Kayaking Week

 

 

 

 

About Us

We are based on the beautiful Applecross Peninsula, NW Scotland, running all year round adventure activity and we also run sea kayak expeditions in Canada, Croatia and Arctic Norway on specific dates in the season.

Our summer season is very busy with a variety of sea kayaking trips, aimed at beginner and intermediate levels, and summer walking and mountaineering. In the winter our attention turns firmly towards winter mountain walking, climbing and safety skills training allowing a year of seasonally adventurous activities from half day trips to full multi day expeditions

Why Choose an Adventure Holiday with us?

  • Our Instructors & guides live here! You'll really get to know the place and have a safe rewarding time with staff who are committed to living & working in our Highland community. Our guides will impart local, cultural information, have knowledge of local weather and wildlife as well as being a good technical instructor.
  • Our package prices not only offer you real value with quality food & accommodation but we also offer two price options for most trips - Fully Inclusive or Trip Only - allowing budgeting options for everyone.
  • Delicious, fresh and homemade cooking on expeditions with our own secret cake recipes.
  • Collect & drop off at Strathcarron rail station and Inverness airport at a small charge for those of you who don't wish to drive to get here.
  • We are surrounded by award winning quality in Applecross - The Inn, Campsite, The Potting Shed Café & Restaurant and friendly, local high quality B&B's and the new SYHA Hostel. They all contribute to our adventure courses adding a priceless quality and local Highland experience to your trip.
  • With a kayaking environment in the most sheltered part of the Highlands & Islands we are able to paddle on more weather days than any other location in Scotland.The enclosed nature of the Inner Sound offers protection from Atlantic swells and has tremendous variety of islands & wildlife
  • Our guides and instructors all care about the environment in which they work and therefore we take a positive approach to sustainable tourism and work with the local environment - protecting it and reducing human impact through our 'leave no trace' policy.
  • Our overseas trips are run only by our staff. This ensures continuity of safety standards and expedition ethos across everything we do.
  • And finally . . . the mountains . . . young volcanic Alpine peaks of Skye to our west and ancient Torridon sandstone mountains surrounding Applecross. Nowhere in Scotland has greater diversity & skylines as spectacular as the Cuillin Ridge or the Torridon Giants and because we live here full time, all year round, we know them best.

Whatever adventure package you choose you can be assured of a safe and rewarding experience with guides who live & work full time in the NW Highlands.