Location: NW Highlands
Duration: 5 days
Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max
Our Sea Stack Week is a must for trad climbing enthusiasts. Across five days, we'll embark on a complete loop of the North-Coast 500, exploring some of the Highlands' most breathtaking areas. Our mission is to access and climb Britain's most famous sea stacks, including The Old Man of Stoer, Am Buachaille, and The Old Man of Hoy.
Before Your Course
Your EverydayClimbing mountain guide will be in touch one to two days before your course commences. This pre-course contact serves to introduce your guide, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our guides are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.
About the tour
Our Sea Stack Week is among our most cherished experiences for clients. Spanning five days and commencing and concluding in Inverness, this tour offers the opportunity to access and climb Scotland's greatest three sea stacks: the Old Man of Stoer, the Old Man of Hoy, and Am Buachaille. If time, tide, and energy permit, we may even explore additional routes, including the Stack of Old Wick, Rora Head, Scarlet Bay, and the Sheigra Geos.
Our package covers transportation between the stacks, necessary equipment for climbing, expert instruction and guidance, and a wealth of local insights. As fully qualified and insured guides, we are deeply passionate about our work.
Climbing these iconic stacks is an unparalleled British climbing journey, each demanding a distinct access plan (rope, boat, and swim) and set against breathtaking backdrops. The North-Coast 500 route itself is a spectacle, taking you through some of the most picturesque areas along the Scottish coastline. The drive alone is a breathtaking experience!
We provide advice and assistance in organising accommodations, and for those seeking a wilder adventure, the journey can be undertaken as a supported wild camping and bothy tour.
Beyond the thrill of climbing, the route offers additional attractions such as the pristine swimming beaches of Rackwick and Sandalwood, ancient Neolithic burial chambers and villages, distilleries, and abundant coastal wildlife. Boredom is simply not an option—we promise an unforgettable adventure.
Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialise in organising climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
We run this tour from Spring to Autumn and it can usually be scheduled on any dates that suits your plans.
Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements or contact us using the form below, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:
Not included in the cost:
One person - £1500
Two people - £1750 (£875 per person)
Scotland offers a wide range of climbing experiences, from easy and accessible routes to extremely demanding adventures that require an excellent level of fitness for the approach and return. It's an equally excellent place for complete beginners to take their first steps on rock or for experienced climbers to push their grade.
Please note however, this tour requires some climbing experience. We offer instruction and security, yet prior experience following a leader on VS/HVS ground is necessary, preferably with exposure to sea cliff climbing. If you seek additional guidance beforehand, contact us and we'll recommend a training program or create an instruction package to fully prepare you for this tour.
• 70l-90l duffle bag
• 45l-65l+ backpack for approaches
• 10-20l backpack
• Mountain walking boots/approach shoes
• Climbing shoes
• Large roll top waterproof bag (40-50l)
• Water bottles (around 2 litres)
• Head torch + spare batteries
• 4 Spare pairs socks/underwear
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• 2x Thin fleece, soft-shell or light insulated jacket
• 2x Thick fleece, soft-shell or insulated jackets
• Warm hat
• 2-3 Pairs of hiking trousers
• 2-3 Sets of base layers
• Sun lotion and sunglasses
• Midge head-net and midge repellent
• Personal medication and toiletries
• Waterproof stuff sacks
• Camera, phone and charging block
• Walking poles
• Climbing helmet
• Harness and chalk bag
• Belay device and screw-gate carabiner
• 120cm sling and carabiner
To guarantee your comfort and security throughout our activities, we strongly advise all participants to come prepared with the complete equipment listed. While our activities may proceed even if participants do not have the entire kit list, please be aware that EverydayClimbing and our instructors retain the right to modify the itinerary or conclude the activity early should the absence of essential equipment pose an elevated risk to the group, exceeding acceptable safety standards.
As part of our unwavering commitment to eliminating barriers to outdoor adventures, we offer a selection of equipment available for use by anyone, with no questions asked. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Just drop us a line to let us know what you require.