Based by Dunbar on the rugged coastline of East Lothian, we are a passionate Team of adventurers specialising in paddleboarding, coasteering, surfing, climbing and mountaineering locally and across Scotland throughout the year.
We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places. We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.
As a local adventure company, we place the wild and natural environment of Scotland at our core. In all the activities and experiences we offer in the mountains and ocean our goal is to minimise the environmental impact and leave no trace through our journeys.
To share a love for adventure in the natural world and ensure the survival of our last remaining wild places.
A Simple Philosophy
In all the activities and experiences we offer in the mountains and ocean our goal is to minimise the environmental impact and leave no trace through our journeys. We keep the wild, wild.
We have a simple philosophy on life: respect and taste for a real adventure, a love for our natural world and a belief that we human beings are not paramount – wilderness for its own sake.
No justification. For us, being in nature is a transformational experience.
Over the past years we’ve spent time exploring, climbing, mountaineering and on boards in the ocean. These are the places we love and share a calling to. We’ve spent hours on the cliff face and snowfields sharing stories, beliefs and concerns.
We recognize that a love for our beautiful wild places demands active participation in the fight to save them.
As a responsible and ethical adventure company, we are committed to the wild and natural environment we work in. We balance purpose and profit with a % of profits from Ocean Vertical directed back into local environmental causes and activism.
- We are qualified mountain leaders and rock climbing instructors.
- We are an accredited Academy of Surf Instructors School and Instructor Training Centre.
- We offer coasteering guide and assessment training using the National Coasteering Charter Guidelines.
- We train and assess qualifications by Surf Life Saving Great Britain.
We continue to build on these qualifications and expand our adventures deeper into the Scottish wilderness.
Passion for Life & Adventure
Our passion for life and adventure drives us to provide transformational experiences for our clients in East Lothian and the wilds of Scotland. Safety is the number one priority for all of the adventures we provide.
We are owner-operated with a lifetimes experience in adventure. We are proud of our professional qualifications and accreditations, our commitment to the natural world and the high level of professionalism set by our team.
We believe the mountains and oceans are neutral places. It’s how we conduct ourselves when we enter their world that makes them either safe or unsafe.
We place emphasis on pre planning, best professional practice and informed decision-making.
The Life of our Choice.
Leading adventures in the wilds of Scotland is not a job to us, its who we are. This is the life of our choice; both with clients and in our own free time.
Break free – And be.
(Ocean Vertical, listing numbers 1,3 and 4).