Other Mountain Experiences
We offer a range of other experiences beyond the Munros of Scotland. We are regulars to Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Peak and Lake Districts. Beyond mountain guiding, we also collaborate with other small businesses to put on experiences that can be around dark skies and mindfulness, solstice events as well as educational mountain days.
We tend to run special dark skies and mindfulness evenings with Adventures for the Soul during Autumn and Winter on the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and sometimes the Lakes. These dark skies nature reserves are some of the best places in England to see the Universe!
We offer climbing adventure days out for families, private guiding and challenge days in Spring and Summer across Northern England
We grade the walks and trips with a grading system of 1-5 (where 1 is a straight forward beginners day on good tracks and 5 are long and strenuous mountain days). For more information about our grading system please see the Frequently Asked Questions. You can read some of our recent event reviews near the bottom of this page or on our Reviews page.
A lovely experience: grounding, wilding and full of wonder.
The night walk near Aviemore was magical. Through mindful walking and tuning into the environment and growing darkness I became so aware and focused and at the same time relaxed. As Fabian and Alison are both so knowledgeable, professional and friendly I felt both inspired and invigorated. Looking forward to joining you again. Thank you.
I went on a night walk with Fabian (AFS Mountaineering) and Alison (Adventures for the Soul) in the Cairngorms. Our group walked through twilight surrounded by beautiful landscapes to Ryvoan Bothy through pine and birch wood and moorland on a well-maintained path. The pine woods are beautiful in torch light, we even had a go walking without torches for an even stretch without tripping hazards!
A high point of this trail are the beautiful green waters of Loch Emerald (An Lochan Uaine, Fairy Loch), so named for the colour of the water and a local legend that this was the place where the fairies did their laundry.
Don’t let the weather put you off … we hoped for stars and got cloud, yet the clouds reflected so much light it allowed us to walk longer without our torches, and with layers on, building up gradual heat during this easy hike, it felt surprisingly mild for Aviemore in March.
Throughout the walk Fabian and Alison shared environmental, geological and mindfulness knowledge with us, resulting in a calming walk that definitely increased my quality of sleep that night, so I would definitely recommend anyone interested in walking, at night!, in a comfortable atmosphere. Don’t worry, you are in safe hands!
Emma (author of A Friendship of Thistles)