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sea stacks

Sea stack climbing in Scotland can be exposed, remote, exciting and atmospheric. For a taste of the experience check our short movie (below) we put together after a trip to the Am Buachaille stack.

Old man of Stoer

Old Man of Stoer

Situated on the Stoer Peninsula near Lochinver, it is one of the classic sea stacks, alongside others like Am Buachaille at Sandwood Bay and the most famous of all, The Old Man of Hoy in the Orkney Islands (see below).

The day at the Old Man of Stoer involves a swim (for some brave soul) and setting up a tyrolean traverse to the base of the climb.

The most popular route by far is the Original Route, VS, 75m. There are also other routes on the stack; two E1s an E2 and an E5.

An impressive 55m abseil gets you back to the base of the stack and the tyrolean means there is no need to swim home. What a great adventure.

If you want to tackle one of the best and most atmospheric multi-pitch routes with an expert guide then contact us now.

Dates by arrangement
Price:
One Person – £230
Two people – £130 each

Max two people per guide

Am Buachaille

Dates by arrangement
Price:
One Person – £230
Two people – £130 each

Max two people per guide

 

Am Buachaille at Sandwood Bay on the far north west coast north of Ullapool is a spectacular 65 metre sea stack with problematic access. A few hours either side of low tide gives access to the base by a coastal boulder hop and short swim. It is a good move to be up and off the climb before the tide turns otherwise it is a long wait for the next low tide.

This climb includes everything: a beautiful walk to a stunning and remote location; a walk around a rugged coast; a swim out to the stack; an exciting and exhilarating climb; a 50m abseil; and, some breathtaking views. But words can’t paint the picture, so we’ve put together a small video of a trip we made in 2008.


The Old Man of Hoy – Orkney

Old Man of Hoy

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney.

The Old Man of Hoy in the Orkney Islands remains one of the most sought-after classic climbs of the UK. Remote and challenging, the climb is five pitches up the landward face using wide cracks and a spectacular finishing corner pitch. The crux is the awkward second pitch which still sprouts wooden blocks used for aid on the first ascent. Unlike the Old Man of Stoer and Am Buachaille, nobody has to get wet to reach the base of the stack. There is a small narrow causeway of debris from the collapsed arch linking Orkney’s most famous landmark with the steep shoreside.

The Old Man is a short walk from Hoy’s beautiful Rackwick Bay where we normally stay for this trip.

Maximum guide to client ratio: 1:2
Dates by arrangement
Price:
One Person – £645
Two people – £395 each

Price includes all guiding
and guide’s travel expenses.
Client’s travel, accommodation and food excluded.

Sea Stacks Week

Summit of Old Man of Hoy

Summit of Old Man of Hoy

 

The Old Man of Hoy, together with the Old Man of Stoer and Am Buachaille – the finest trio of sea stacks in the UK. A magnificent adventure and one of the most sought-after climbing objectives in the UK.

Maximum guide to client ratio: 1:2
Dates by arrangement
Price:
One Person – £995
Two people – £650 each

Price includes all guiding
and guide’s travel expenses.
Client’s travel, accommodation and food not included.
 

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