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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 […]

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An Teallach

On 17th March 2013 By

An Teallach seemed very quiet yesterday. Kenny and I both had the feeling that we were the only people in the coire and on the mountain. This may well not have been the case, but we didn’t see or hear a soul all day. Along with the peace and quiet, we enjoyed Hayfork Gully (I) […]

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Perfect Weather in February

On 27th February 2013 By

Ice climbing, gully climbing, mixed climbing, winter ridge walking, rock climbing, bouldering….the whole of Scotland has perfect weather  just now. Choose your venue, choose your sport.


A couple of days ago I was working as Mountain Safety/Rigger with Paul and Matt of Hot Aches Productions whilst they shot […]

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Waxwings in Melvaig

On 9th November 2012 By

Winter must be on it’s way, two waxwings were seen feeding on cotoneaster berries in the garden here in Melvaig. These birds are rare visitors but are becoming a more common sight in the North West in the wintertime. Waxwings feed on insects, berries, particularly rowan and hawthorn, but also cotoneaster and rose . The waxwing doesn’t breed […]

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Late winter Liathach

On 27th February 2011 By

Late winter in Wester Ross can throw everything at a mountain and so it was this weekend when we tackled Liathach with Dan and his friends. Hail, snow, bright warming sunshine, strong winds, gusts, hard ice, soft snow and dry rock below about 900m. Luckily the wind and hail held off during the scramble over […]

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Frozen North West 2010-11

On 5th February 2011 By

Here are a few more pictures of our remarkable early winter. Temperatures plunged so low that most of the Ardessie Falls (Dundonnell) froze including most of this section not far from the road. The ice at the foot of this fall was about 14 inches thick, covering what is usually a beautiful deep […]

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Long Winter

On 2nd May 2010 By

After a couple of weeks of milder weather in March the winter returned with another long spell of calm high pressure and bitterly cold temperatures on the summits. This lasted well into April when these pictures were taken during a winter round of An Teallach.

Here the group is approaching the rounded summit ridge of […]

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This great shot was taken in mid-February during Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team training on Beinn Dearg. Not only does it give a good impression of the scale of this peak it also shows the extraordinary dyke that runs from the tip of the North West Ridge (in the distance) to close to […]

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Go Further clients have experienced a series of special days on some of the north’s most famous peaks in perfect winter conditions.

In the first half of the month we found ourselves on Slioch – just north of Loch Maree (in the distance in the picture above with Torridon in the background). Here the […]

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Short days in Carnmore

On 10th January 2010 By

Go Further also reached the wild spot of Carnmore in the heart of the Fisherfield Wilderness at the turn of the year. A very special place just after a heavy fall in the middle of the cold snap. The quickest way into Carnmore is an eight mile hike from Poolewe on the coast.

This […]

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