Go Further!
Trail Running Scotland

Remot trail running – on the beautiful and wild Slaggan Coast. Wester Ross.

Tame the Wild

Reaching the mouth of the spectacular Coire a’ Ghlas Thuill

Tame the Wild. An Teallach

The top of the climb. Reaching the main summit ridge of An Teallach below Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill

Over the years we’ve been on the mountain or trail with many people who have said they would be keen to try new ways of exploring the wildest corners of the Far North West. Inspired by this message, we decided to offer something totally unique – an intensive three-days of relentless outdoor adventure…Our idea was to offer a range of options – from performance sport-climbing coaching to adventure running and from ridge scrambling to sea kayak instruction – and give participants the chance to pick and choose their own agenda.

Guided running, Scotland. Tame the Wild

Half-way on the remote coastal trail run.

From that idea, ‘Tame the Wild’ was born and our first adventure weekend in early April could not have gone much better. The three days were all dry and cool with a wild and blustery southerly on the third day. Not only were conditions on the coast perfect for kayak instruction and trail running, but we were also blessed with near-perfect winter conditions on the mountain for a fine climb of An Teallach. Our faith in the North West as the best place to deliver such a varied and intense agenda of activities was proved correct and we didn’t even have time for rock climbing. We’ll be promoting another Tame the Wild adventure soon.

The agenda kicked off with four hours of kayak and canoe instruction (provided by Conor Brown – EweCanoe) near Poolewe before a beautiful trail run around Loch Kernsary in perfect conditions. On Saturday we ventured onto higher ground to explore Coire a’ Ghlas Thuill – one of An Teallach’s vast corries. After some winter skills tuition we all climbed North Gully to around 3,000ft before ascending Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill – one of the two Munro summits. The views of the whole massif were stunning. On Sunday we drove a short way to the Slaggan peninsula for a 9 mile long and technical coastal trail run with beautiful views north.

While our main aim was to give everyone an inspiring and intensive three days of adventure, we also packed in lots of informal instruction – in winter skills, kayaking and trail running techniques. The three days also included evening talks about big wall climbing and adventure running and an endless supply of flap-jack and brownies!

Tame the Wild.

Exploring the coast near Poolewe in open-tops

Comments are closed.

go rock climbing

Climb on some of the best and varied crags in Scotland; courses and guiding to suit all levels of ability

go scrambling

Scrambling courses and guided days on some of Scotland’s most spectacular ridges.

go mountain walking

in Torridon, Skye, and throughout north west Scotland.

go safely

navigation courses in summer and winter.

go filming

outdoors media consultancy: location, logistics and mountain safety