The Old Man Of Stoer
A guided climb up the Old Man of Stoer is an exhilarating experience that offers breathtaking views of Scotland’s stunning coastline. This towering sea stack is a popular destination for climbers and adventurers from all over the world.
Meet your guide at the lighthouse car park at 10:00 for a safety briefing and equipment check. From here it is an hour or so walk to the stack and a short swim across (5-10m depending on the tides).
Begin the ascent following your guide’s instructions and navigating pitches as appropriate – sometimes we will do pitch one and sometimes we will walk around the back of the sea stack and do an alternate version of pitch 1 as it depends on how wet the bottom of the stack is.
Take in the stunning views of the Scottish coast as you make your way to the summit of the Old Man of Stoer. Your guide will be on hand to offer support and guidance throughout the climb. Once you reach the top, enjoy a well-deserved break and celebrate soaking in the incredible scenery. Then, descend via abseil to the base under the guidance of your guide before returning to the car park, feeling a sense of accomplishment and exhilaration from your climb.
We pride ourselves on providing as much kit as possible for you. However, the list below is what we recommend you should bring to your Learn To Lead Multi Pitch Climbing Course:
- Travel insurance. (We are insured for all our trips, but we recommend everyone has their own travel insurance as well.)
- Transportation to the venue. (We may be able to help with this though – if you need transportation please drop us an enquiry and we can see what we can do to help.)
- Lunch, water.
- Personal medication
- Sun cream, midge net
- Waterproofs (it is Scotland after all)
- Sturdy footwear.
Here at Highland Outdoor Adventures, we pride ourselves on providing as much as we can but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you do prefer. The list below is what we provide you with on the day.
- All instruction.
- All Technical Climbing Gear
- All first aid and safety equipment.
- Photographs of the day provided for you at no extra cost! If the weather is good we will have a DSLR professional camera and maybe even a drone, so we can take photos and videos of your adventure and you can look back at the day for years to come. If the weather is less favourable we will bring a GoPro (as it is waterproof) so we will still be able to take photos for you.
From £325 per adult
January — December
- Small Group (1-16)
- Outdoor Activities
Tour company information
Highland Outdoor Adventures
Looking for a fun and exciting adventure outdoor activity in the Highlands which will be a highlight of your holiday in Scotland? Or maybe you live here and want an outing on the rivers, lochs, sea, mountains or crags? Or perhaps you want to improve your skills, work to an assessment or take a qualification in paddling or climbing? Welcome to Highland Outdoor Adventures offering a range of climbing, walking and paddling options for individuals, groups and the whole family – including outings and courses for all levels (beginners through to experts).
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