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Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Rock Climbing & Abseiling
Based in the very heart of the island chain, Uist Outdoor Centre has pioneered rock climbing in this previously unclimbed area.  Seen from afar, the rugged coastline of the Outer Hebrides rises dramatically from the sea. Formed in the distant Pre-Cambrian era, the Lewisian Gneiss of these islands is up to four thousand million years old placing it among the most ancient rock found on the face of the earth.

Often referred to as �the last great wilderness in Europe� the island landscape offers challenging opportunities for both the learner and accomplished climber.  We offer a wide range of climbing and instruction suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. Equipment is provided including ropes, harnesses and helmets with wetsuits and buoyancy aids where required.  Qualified and experienced instructors lead all trips.

Day and half-day trips are available as well as five and seven day breaks.

Expeditions are led to mult-pitch routes in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Scottish mainland.

With Uist Outdoor Centre you can:

Marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of Hebridean islands and seascapes with St Kilda to the west, Skye and the Minch to the east.

Climb on striking sea cliffs, lofty mountain crags and impressive basalt sea stacks made accessible by the centre�s powerboat.

Experience rock climbing for the first time on nursery crags. Beginners can develop short rope techniques for scrambling and learn to lead, second and top rope.

Cool off with a stunning abseil over sea arches and into the water below. A bracing swim through a sea cave, a short scramble and back to terra firma once more.

Cross spectacular gullies by means of Tyrolean traverse, high above the waves and secured to tensioned ropes.

Practice new found skills negotiating the coastline only inches above the water. Sea-level traverses are not to be missed.

Access sea cliffs and offshore stacks courtesy of the centre�s powerboat. The boat is well equipped with safety and navigational gear and is handled by a qualified instructor. Group transport is provided by our 12 seater Land Rover station wagon.

Access to the centre's climbing log with routes currently graded from moderate fro beginners to E5 for advanced climbers. Alternatively the scope for new routes is massive for those with prior experience.

Training and instruction covering all aspects of rock climbing and rope-work is provided.

Access free information and advice for those wishing to pursue their own programme.