In May 2019, the Moveit4smiles team conquered Mount Suilven, one of Scotland’s tallest and most distinctive mountains, battling moorland, bogs and lochans along the way!
Our route began at Glencanisp Lodge, roughly 1.5km from Lochinver to the west. After trekking across 6km of terrain, we reached the river locally known as Abhainn na Clach Airigh. Shortly after, we switched paths to begin our ascent towards the step north side of Mount Suilven.
After a further 2km of intense climbing, our resilient team encountered Bealach Mor (the Great Bealach Pass). The final push to the summit was steep, with our team careful to avoid some boulders that threatened to bring the mission to a late and abrupt end!
Finally, the peak of Suilvan lay before us. We made the most of the beautiful view before us, taking a couple of pictures and enjoying the fruits of our day’s labour!
We then returned back down the gully and across the moor before returning to our start point outside Lochinver.
A day full of wonderful scenery, great camaraderie and lots of exercise. Dry weather was definitely a bonus!
Rest assured, teamcertainly had a day to remember!
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This May, we will be heading to the Isle of Skye to take on Bla Bheinn and we would love you to join us!
On 2 May 2020, we will walk the coast of Boreraig and Suisnish. It will be a fun trek of 16.5km with a small ascent of 350m, an ideal one to take part in if you don’t have much hiking experience.
On 3 May 2020, we’ll be heading for the big climb – Bla Bheinn. It is also known as the Blue Mountain and is said to be one of the most magnificent mountains in Britain. This is a tougher route than the previous day with some rocky terrain and a ascent of a whopping 990m.
On the trek, we’ll have a group of guides and experts to help you along the way and make sure you enjoy the experience as much as possible.
Feel free to join us for either day or both. Whether you come on your own or with a group, we hope you will join us.