Assynt Overnight Experience With Mollie Hughes
Wild Camping Adventures in Scotland
A vast undulating moorland studded with a maze of dramatic mountains, coastline, and a thousand fresh-water lochans.
Assynt has the oldest rock in Europe as well as the earliest evidence of life anywhere in Europe. Step back in time into this extraordinary landscape of breathtaking beauty.
Uninterrupted by cars and phones monolithic peaks dominate the skyline. Lochs, rivers and waterfalls surround them and flow out to blue seas across stunning white sand beaches and jagged cliff edges.
It is one of the best places in Europe to see whales, dolphins and porpoises.
The jewel in the crown of the Assynt mountains is Suilven “The Pillar”. At 731m it is one of the most iconic mountain profiles in the UK.
A tight rocky ridge leads to the summit from the high Bealach Mor. It is as remote as it is beautiful.
This two night stay also gives us the opportunity to summit Canisp at 847m, Suilvens larger sister peak. With over 600m of prominence Canisp is a real watchtower over this ancient landscape.
Two nights in the wild and two remote peaks. One unforgettable adventure.
The iconic Scottish poet Norman MacCaig said of Assynt: “Who possesses this landscape? The man who bought it or I who am possessed by it”.
“It’s unlikely you will come back the same person after an adventure into this wilderness” Mollie Hughes
Adventures in Assynt
Reviews of adventures to Assynt
Did the Assynt overnight experience with Mollie and Stevie and a wonderful group of people. The weather was not ideal and the details of wild camping, timing, and safety of ascending Suilven along with alternative plans were clearly communicated. I learned the most about mountaineering in terms of practical informtion and logistical planning with Ocean Vertical relative to previous professionally guided experiences. Safety was the first priority and we were well looked after. Thanks!
What a magical adventure. Went on the Assynt trip with Mollie & Stevie, had no idea what to expect as this was my first wild camp out with OV. It didn’t disappoint, I learned so much from pitching the tent, sleeping under the stars, eating and travelling ‘light’ lacing up boots ‘properly’ all in expert hands. The team had so much wisdom to impart for the novice and the experienced climber. Can’t wait to go again!
My sister signed up for this trip so I thought I’d join her. Great decision! I loved spending time with her in the hills, everything was thought of and planned to perfection by OV so we just had to enjoy the experience. A very relaxed and friendly vibe to the 3 days with help and encouragement from Stevie and Mollie where it was needed. I couldn’t recommend this enough. Just go!
April and September
3 days / 2 nights
Moderate / challenging
Location TBC prior to trip
15 - 18hrs
If the weather is unsafe your Guide will choose an alternative mountain location
What’s included (and not)
- Experienced & qualified guide
- Tent or bivouac bag
- Ground mat
- Evening meals and breakfasts
- Ground transportation at the beginning and end of the trip
- Hiking boots - waterproof
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Warm clothing
- Hat and gloves
- Sleeping bag