When to go
April to September
This 'epic' adventure takes place in Assynt (North West Highlands), an incredible rugged area with gorgeous mountains and remote coastline. If you’re looking for a completely unique mountaineering experience, then an ascent of Suilven is an amazing achievement.
On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at your accommodation at 9.00am. You'll discuss the day ahead, then drive the short journey to the start point. Once there you'll gear up and begin your epic ascent. The iconic Suilven will see you scramble over ancient rock and intermittent steep terrain, with your guide passing on mountaineering techniques. You'll have amazing vistas of the surrounding highlands. The summit will be a huge achievement. Then a gentle ridge leading down into the valley will take you back to the car. Time for some well earned food in the local pub.
All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize and requires minimal kit and moderate fitness. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!
Ken Keith is a highly experienced Mountain Leader and all round mountain man. With a love for the outdoors, he sees the incredible Assynt wilderness as his playground for countless adventures to be had. Ken loves to share his knowledge and hopes to give others the confidence to try something they may not have felt able to do on their own.
Optional extras include additional days of exploration (ask the guide). You can also add on rock climbing of sea cliffs if you're seeking even more adventure.
Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Ken Keith.
- Kit for borrowing
- Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
- Transport during the adventure
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Plane to Ullapool
There are regular flights from most London airports to Inverness. You will then need to hire a car for the rest of the journey to Ullapool.
Car to Ullapool
London to Ullapool takes around 10 hours via the M6.
Train to Ullapool
There is no train station in Ullapool. The most convenient train station is Inverness (although this is still 50 miles away) from where you can hire a car and continue your journey. First Scotrail run train services between London and Inverness. The Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper also runs very comfortable sleeper trains between London Euston and Inverness. There are bus services from Inverness to Ullapool.
Ken is a very special person. He is a Scottish Highlander through and through. He loves his country and his region and is very knowledgeable about both. This love comes through in everything he says. We learned so much from him and he made us love Scotland and the Highlands as well. He introduced us to much Scottish music as well. He is kind and courteous and has the patience of a saint. He has a great sense of humor and clearly loves what he does. He is the kind of person everyone wants to be around. He kept us all safe and also was always looking out for each and every person in the group and sensitive to anticipate individual needs.
If I could give Ken a rating above excellent I would. We have been on other tours and he is a standout among superstars. He was a group leader in the finest sense of the word leader, a wonderful sense of humor, able to be flexible with crazy Americans, kind generous and full of a real love for what he was doing. Ken was the perfect Guide and I would rate him Outstanding.