Two filthy middle aged men. On a very dirty holiday together.


This summer Dunc and Jim from nineonesix-guiding successfully completed a trans-Highlands traverse of Aberdeen-Braemar-Glen Feshie-Ben Alder-Loch Ossian-Fort Augustus-Kirkhill Inverness.  Their rules were simple: have fun, ride trails for the first time and have fun!  The journey was some 450km. with over 4800 m. of ascent; They made it on schedule, with no mechanicals except for a smashed smartphone!

The views, the terrain and the challenge all lived up to their expectations. Everyone Dunc and Jim met were kind and helpful as well as interested in the two charities they were raising cash for: the Scottish Association for Mental Health and the Slattadale Restoration project – Gairloch High School.

Thanks very much to Gary & Alex at SMG Europe for supplying a SPOT 3 tracker device and Carolyn Parker at pyramidtravelproducts for the midge repellent (which wasn’t needed!)

Following on from this exciting journey nineonesix-guiding are now offering wilderness biking alongside our established range of mountain-based activities.  Depending upon client’s experience, existing skills and aspirations we can offer Introductory and Advanced weekend courses based in The Northwest Highlands, or The Cairngorms.  We will meet on a Friday night to plan the weekend, pack on the Saturday morning for our ride to a hostel, or campsite before riding back to our starting on point on the Sunday for a de-brief.  nineonesix-guiding can help you try out camping kit, or rent bike luggage so that clients can try it our first.  Learn from our adventures so you can have ones of your own.

For more information visit our home page and click on the link beside the wilderness biking tile.


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