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Improve Your Surf Kayaking

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By Ian Sherrington, Chief Instructor For surfers looking for their own space and a friendly welcome, you can’t beat Scotland. Don’t take my word for it, I’m bias, I live here. The most comprehensive guides to surf venues are written by board surfers. Here’s what the two main guidebooks have to say: “Scotland can justly […]…

Spey Descent – A Paddler’s Perspective

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By Kirsty Stembridge, Age 17, who recently completed the Spey Descent with Glenmore Lodge “I had a fantastic and memorable experience on my first ever kayaking expedition. Over four days we paddled about 90km of the River Spey.  Starting from Aviemore and finishing at Spey Bay, we were with a team from Bridge 8 hub, […]…

Wave Sport Announced as Glenmore Lodge White Water Kayak Sponsor…

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Wave Sport has been announced as an official sponsor of the Glenmore Lodge Paddle Sports department. The new partnership brings together Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre with one of the world’s leading white water kayak designers.   Head of Paddle Sports at Glenmore Lodge, Dave Rossetter, says “We are delighted to be working with Wave […]…

Confessions of an Optimistic Mountain Biker

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Written by a recreational mountain biker, who needs to apologise in advance to Glenmore Lodge Mountain Bike Instructors!   Twang… Ok, so maybe it is more of a snapping sound, but either way, it is THAT sound…that heart-sinking metallic wake up call, hours into a biking adventure, exhausted and a long way from the road, when […]…

Technical Trails Tip: The-Look-and-Think-Link

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    Emma Atkinson is a talented local rider who has in recent years moved from competing in Downhill racing (Winning a Junior World Cup at Fort William!) across into the world of leadership. She has her UKMBLS Level 2 award and is working towards achieving her Level 3.   Emma has also been working with Glenmore […]…

Achieve everything you want? If I can, you can too!

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By Morag Eagleson Morag is a trainee on the Glenmore Lodge Outdoor Trainee Scheme (OTS). Her story and achievements are inspiring and motivational in themselves, however this journey is even more remarkable because Morag was born without hearing and had an implant at the young age of 2 years and 9 months. In her own […]…

Ecuador – white water kayaking adventure

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We are passionate about our paddling adventures and would love to invite you to join us! A country that calls me back time and again is Ecuador – its amazing white water, culture, scenery and wildlife are truly a paddlers delight. Here is a sample of our amazing trip to one of the Worlds great white water kayaking […]…

Rannoch Crossing by Open Canoe

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Rannoch Crossing by Open Canoe Quite simply an amazing canoe journey! Travelling by canoe, camping along the way and paddling some stunning waterways. If you are up for the challenge then we would love to have you along. Bring a sense of adventure and we will show why Scotland is an amazing canoeing country. This […]…

Iceland – Ski to the Sea

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In May 2016, Ian Sherrington, Chief Instructor at Glenmore Lodge and Andy Townsend, Head of Snowsports, took an exploratory trip to Iceland to test the feasibility of running instructional ski tour courses in this unique and breath taking setting.  A new course for 2017, Iceland offers the chance for Scottish ski tourers to develop and explore their skills in […]…

Skiing in the Vanoise

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A Tour on the Wild Side By Mark Chadwick Day 1: It’s blowing hard; the gondola that we’re riding in is bouncing in the wind. We’re not even halfway through the Trois Valley’s monstrous ski area trying to access the Col de Gèbroulaz at 3400. If we reach the Col we’re lining ourselves up for […]…

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