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Scottish Rock & Water

Kingussie PH201AA, Scotland
+44 7526 502712
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Great guide!

I spent a couple of days out with Stephen in the Cairngorms, specifically in the Northern Corries... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Margolis5
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The Spey experience!

Many thanks to Stephan for a great 4-day trip down the Spey! We really enjoyed the scenery and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul A
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Our aim here at Scottish Rock & Water is to provide you with a world class experience and memories that, we hope, will make your eyes sparkle and your grin grow. Whether it’s scrambling above the clouds on the airy peaks of Skye, paddling into the majestic expanse of Knoydart to conquer some remote Munros, or descending The River Spey and having a cheeky dram at one of over 50 distilleries along the way. Our passion is in sharing our knowledge and helping you discover for yourself just how much adventure and beauty Scotland has to offer, after all, “though she be little, she is fierce!” ​
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kingussie PH201AA, Scotland
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+44 7526 502712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I spent a couple of days out with Stephen in the Cairngorms, specifically in the Northern Corries and to and around the Ryvon pass. It was a fabulous experience! Stephen is a knowledgeable, patient, and thoughtful guide, and I will certainly see if I can...More

Thank Margolis5
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many thanks to Stephan for a great 4-day trip down the Spey! We really enjoyed the scenery and being on the water the whole day - especially the washing machine was a very interesting experience although some did get very wet! Good accomodations and good...More

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Due to work scheduling we were privileged to take a week out in the wilds of Scotland learning about techniques and equipment to move efficiently and safely in the mountains and rivers. Stephen's biggest assets are his professional and accommodating approach, attention to detail, flexible...More

Thank Mark R
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mark, I had a great time with the team and it was a pleasure to spend the week with you. Thank you for your kind words, and I'm glad you feel that you have some more skills and knowledge to get on some new...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent 5 days with Stephen doing an intro to scrambling, climbing and a 3 day Spey Descent. Stephen was a fantastic instructor, really explained things well and managed the groups different needs accordingly. I felt a real boost of confidence after the week with Stephen...More

Thank Louise M
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Louise, Thank you for a great week, I had a blast with you and the Tiso Aviemore team. I'm particularly glad that the week has helped you feel more confident in some of the sports and workshops that we covered throughout the training. And...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb 2 days scrambling and climbing with Stephen. Professional & extremely competent with a first rate ability to impart knowledge to the group. Stephen’s easy manner ensures everyone learns at a pace applicable to their ability. Top instructor- highly recommended.More

Thank ardnabruach
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rik, Thank you for a great couple of days, it was a pleasure to be part of your scrambling and climbing career. And thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to know that we're providing a top quality service. As always...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day out with Stephen on the introduction to scrambling course in the Cairngorms. During the course we covered some climbing techniques, route selection and rope work. Following the course I was able to approach scrambles on the Aonach Eagach, Grands Montets East...More

Thank May S
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like you have been on some amazing adventures May! And I'm glad that the course helped with building your confidence and feel that you can tackle the ridges that you had been wanting to do for a long time. Always a great feeling of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I knew very little about navigation so contacted this company and I had 2 full days with Stephen in the Cairngorms navigating. This was a wonderful course and Stephen was really easygoing, friendly and didn't mind me asking silly questions. I feel much more prepared...More

Thank Em R
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Em, I'm glad you enjoyed your course and feel that you have the skills to look after yourself on your own adventures. This was the area we developed with this in mind, and it's great to hear your having a blast and feeling confident...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Had a fantastic day with Stephen learning the basics to Scrambling in the Cairngorms along Fiacaill ridge. He was able to teach us basic moves, route finding and for a couple of us who had a bit more climbing experience was able to show us...More

Thank Timmy P
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Tim, I'm glad you had a great time on your course, and thankfully we managed to dodge most of the thunder storm! It was great to have you along and I hope the notes I sent over are useful for reference. I also hope...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Stephen organised our 3 day hiking trip. Guide was excellent as well as the camping gear and food provided. Very responisive to our needs and I would highly recommend Scottish Rock & Water.More

Thank Huib M
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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Huib, I'm glad you had a great time in the Cairngorms and it lived up to your expectations, it was a pleasure to have you and your team for the 3 days for your adventure and I hope you get plenty more this year!...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

A friend and I booked Stephen from Scottish Rock & Water for a day of trad climbing tuition, after being recommended him by a friend. We were not disappointed. The day was perfectly tailored to our experience and levels of confidence, rather than being a...More

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The_SRW_Team, Owner at Scottish Rock & Water, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Rachel, I'm glad you had a great time and learned loads to kick start your trad climbing career. I hope the notes provide a good reference if you need a reminder of some of the content we covered throughout the course. As always if...More

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