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Pict Expeditions

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
About Pict Expeditions
Pict Expeditions offers affordable wilderness treks and camping in remote locations around Scotland. We take you much further than the usual tourist spots on multi day adventures through Scotlands diverse and beautiful landscapes. Your guide will be there every step of the way to provide help, knowledge and plenty of humour. We also offer pick up and drop off in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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Ben Nevis

The 'Ben' is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK rising to an impressive 1345m above sea level. 

She sits proud above the lively town of Fort William in Lochaber and dominates the skyline when not shrouded by its usual crown of clouds. 

Ben Nevis has an interesting history including being a victorian tourist destination with a hotel on the summit. 

Today only ruins remain of the hotel but people from around the world still come most days to hike up and stand on the the highest part of the British isles.

The Ben Nevis tour will pick you up from Edinburgh or Glasgow and whisk you up to the highlands where we will have an introductory hike up the lost valley in Glen Coe. (Usually 2-3 hours )

We will then proceed to a camping site just below the mighty Ben, where we will eat heartily and then get a good rest before our big day. 

On day two you will hike up the challenging 1345m over 17km (not so easy)

If we are lucky we might get a good view from the top too. 

Sadly we cannot guarantee that the summit will be reached due to weather, conditions or fitness. 

However we will make sure that we do everything possible to make you have a great experience. 
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2 days
from $374.50

The Remote Adventure

What a great idea to combine two fantastic and very different treks. Firstly the rugged, empty beauty of the Knoydart peninsula and secondly the epic vastness of the Isle of Skye and its mountains (The Cuillins.)

Knoydart captures the imagination with its haunting glens and solitary peaks hidden from the everyday world. Spend three days walking through ancient forests, pure mountain rivers, behold mighty lochs and intimidating mountains looming above. To cap it all off walk into the little village of inverie accessible only by boat or by the long walk in and have a well deserved beer (or dram) at the most remote pub in the UK, The Old Forge Inn. 

Skye cant help but impress even the most sceptical among us. The mighty Black Cuillin sits proud above as you start the walk into the impressive Glen Sligachan. One cant help but have a great feeling of awe upon entering the relm of the Cuillins and (for me anyway) the feeling never seems to go. 

Spend 2 days trekking into the most awe inspiring parts of Skye, wild camp next to a hidden bay where seals are curious enough to come in and say hi. There literally is no place like it.
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8 days
from $1,302.47

Highland Challenge

Why not experience Scotland the way it was meant to be by visiting its largest and certainly its most wild national park.

Imagine walking for days with a pack on your back, through high sided valleys carved out by ancient glaciers, following tracks steeped in history and breathing in some of the freshest air imaginable. 

On the way you will take in stunning views that will literally stop you in your tracks. The days can be quite long here so you will need to be up for a challenge that is rewarded by that feeling only an expedition can give you. 

Are you up for an adventure?
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5 days
from $842.78
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Ania wrote a review Feb 2021
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Review of: Ben Nevis
Amazing tour with passionate people, the guide clearly loves his job and the views were just stunning. Highly recommended especially if you're into nature photography, there are plenty of opportunities for great shots.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Maríanna Ó wrote a review Oct 2020
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I work as a National Park Ranger in Skaftafell, Vatnajökull national park. Within the national park is the largest glacier in Europe. I have always looked at the glaciers in awe and known that I needed to acquire the skills to have access to them. I have known Dan, Mike, Bjartur and Marco for almost two years and I have always had great confidence in them and there for I knew that they would be the perfect people to learn from. All of them are highly skilled in their field and showed great professionalism. You can clearly see how passionate they are about their work and spreading their knowledge. I took the course Hard Ice 1 and all in all it was an excellent course, excellent company and I would highly recommend Pict Expeditions!
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Date of experience: October 2020
gunnaha wrote a review Oct 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland11 contributions1 helpful vote
As a part time guide and SAR volunteer here in Iceland I had been looking for ways to further broaden my mountaineering- and guiding skills - especially in more demanding terrain and rescue situations. I chose Pict Expeditions, partly because Bjartur Tyr has been involved in my SAR training before and provided excellent training and a very pleasant company. I just finished the Hard Ice 1 course now with Pict Expeditions in the stunning terrain of several of the Vatnajökull outlet glaciers. The course and the location choices made were superb and exceeded my otherwise high expectations. The guides/instructors Bjartur, Mike and Marco all provide this very good and necessary mix of enthusiasm, tons of experience and professionalism as well as being relaxed and fun to hang with. This was the right decision for me and I hope to be back for some further education or expeditions, whichever comes first.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Tetiana_1234 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Review of: Ben Nevis
Great experience. The weather was amazing and the views were unbelievable. Exhausting day but worth it for the stunning scenery. Our guide Dan ensured that we had a memorable holiday and we experienced the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Matthew P wrote a review Jul 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
Wow, what an amazing and unforgettable experience! Dan took my partner and I out for a days expedition to climb the stunning Ardverikie Wall in the Scottish highlands. It was my first ever multi-pitch climb and I have to say that Dan's level of professionalism and expertise completely allayed any fears or nerves I had upon approach and during the ascent. The climb was stunning and Dan was so welcoming and accommodating and his local knowledge really shone through. We had a wonderful day and a nights camp afterwards, and we will definitely be signing up for more adventures with Pict Expeditions. Thanks again for such a great time. Highly Recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020