Bivy Trek: Wellness in the Wild

Join us for this special Bivy Trek in the Arrochar Alps near Loch Lomond, accompanied by Health Coach and Fitness Trainer David Thompson.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Area

The Arrochar Alps are a group of mountains located around the head of Loch Long, part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, approximately an hours drive from Glasgow. These mountains are considered to be the beginning of the Highlands, rocky and full of character.

 
 
 
 
 

The Trek

This two-day trek will involve the opportunity to summit four of the Arrochar Munros including the highest, Beinn Ime. These summits are as follows:

  • Ben Vorlich (943m)
  • Ben Vane (915m)
  • Beinn Ime (1011m)
  • Beinn Narnain (926m)

After day one we will set up camp using bivy bags and tarps. This will be an opportunity to relax in each other’s company, enjoy an evening meal and hopefully witness a spectacular sunset.

 

Why a Bivy?

A bivy adventure for us is all about feeling connected to the environment you wish to be in. Tents are great and offer a lot of comfort but once you close the doors you miss that immersive experience with what’s going on outside. Bivying also avoids many of the issues surrounding pitching a tent, for example unsuitable ground or finding a large enough area to accommodate a group. You literally find the perfect spot, lay yourself down, watch the sunset or simply open your eyes throughout the night to gaze up at a star-filled sky.

Provided on this trek is a lightweight Bivy, cooking equipment, an evening camp meal and hot drinks. Our guide will also provide and carry all safety gear including a large tarp for the group to sleep under if the weather is wet. All other equipment is to be provided by the client with a recommended equipment list to be given at time of booking. This is a great introduction to minimalist wild-camping with help and advice to be provided throughout from the time of booking to the trek itself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Thompson

David is a Health Coach and Fitness Trainer and over the last 16 years has helped hundreds of people enjoy a healthier, happier more active lifestyle.

Whether it’s health, fitness, weight loss or wellbeing, he helps his clients establish an action plan for change, and then provide the guidance, support and accountability along the way.

His passion for helping people is matched by his love for the great outdoors and he believes there is no better way to combine health, fitness, weight management and wellbeing, than an active adventure outdoors.

During the trek, David will be on hand to offer his skills and expertise to those who wish you utilise them. He will also be facilitating a month-long pre-trek online group where trek participants can get to know each other and get prepared, the details of which are below.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Facebook Group Access

There will be a private Facebook group run by David, exclusively for those signed up for the weekend adventure.

The two main objectives of this group will be:

1. An opportunity for you to connect with and get to know your fellow adventures, ahead of the weekend’s trek.

2. To provide you with additional advice and support around all things health, fitness and wellbeing.

The group will open 4 weeks prior to your adventure, and we encourage everyone to get involved.

There will be mini challenges encouraging you to boost your fitness & daily step count in preparation for the trek.

Tips and pointers on how to make positive changes and live a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Plus, David will be on hand to answer any questions you might have around getting prepared for the weekend, both physically and mentally, so that you feel confident and ready for what will undoubtedly be a great adventure.

It is not compulsory to become part of the group, however we do encourage it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dates

14 - 15 August, 2021

Group size

Limited to 7 places.

Equipment

Personal walking gear including waterproofs, boots and warm clothing. We will provide hot drinks along the route and an evening camp meal, but you will need to provide your own packed lunch, any personal snacks and cold drinks. You will be given a kit list including items such as a sleeping bag and mat.
Please see our Equipment page for more details.

Enquire & Book

Please note: This is a booking request form and doesn’t guarantee your place(s) until we get back to you with confirmation. At this point you will be also sent an invoice for payment via Bank Transfer which then secures your place(s). We update the places available manually and always aim to do this as soon as we can to avoid disappointment.

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Please include details of how many places and the names of those who will be joining you.