Join us for this unique silent backpacking and wild camping mountain journey.
Three days walking and two nights self-sufficient camping in wild and remote mountain areas in the Scottish Highlands. Led by Daizan and guided by Mountain Leader and Junior Zen Teacher Penny Clay. It is totally self-supported, carrying all your own equipment for the whole journey.
The retreat begins and ends in Kinlochleven near Glencoe, and is open to anyone who has either completed a BZR (or similar) or a Mountain Retreat with us. You’ll need to be able to walk 10-15 miles per day carrying a rucksack which will weigh around 10-12kg. A full kit list is available. All food is provided and camping kit is available to hire.
Distance: 15 – 25 km per day
Ascent: around 800m per day
Walking Time: up to 8 hours per day
Terrain: Rough trails and uneven ground. Some steep ascents and descents with rocky sections , there maybe some walking on boggy or pathless ground.
A good level of fitness is required. You should be comfortable walking on rough, rocky ground. You should be able to walk uphill at a steady pace. You should be able to carry a rucksack weighing approximately 10 – 12kg.
If you are at all unsure about your fitness levels please contact Penny to have a chat.
All food is provided as part of the cost of the retreat. All food is vegetarian and any other dietary requirements can be catered for on request. Catering is provided for us by a lovely local business Stronaba Produce and includes homemade granola for breakfast, wraps and rolls for lunch and sweet treats for snacks. Evening meals will be dehydrated chillies and pasta.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while”
– John Muir
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