50 years of adventure and life-changing experiences in beautiful isolation, 1969 – 2019

Successful mountaineers return

Damper making for the fire and food element of survival skills

Belhaven Leavers 2018

Successful mountaineers return

from wild camping and the ascent of Arkle

Monday August 13th 2018

A busy and exciting time has been had over the last couple of days. On Sunday, everyone rock climbed and abseiled. They built fires on the sea shore and set them alight with striking flints to cook foraged winkles and limpets, making damper cooked around sticks in preparation for survival island.

Then off on their expedition to wild camp at the base of Arkle on Sunday evening, cooking their supper on camping stoves and sleeping under canvas. Everyone climbed to the top of Arkle today, with team instructors most impressed by their speed and effort. A few tired this evening after their great achievement. Early bed after a few games of cards and table football.

We have started an album on our Facebook page with pictures from the week. Click the Facebook link at the top of the page to be re-directed.