At Unique Ascent we specialise in providing exceptional outdoor adventure holidays, outdoor activities and mountain training courses with a difference.
Sea Stack Ascents
Mountain & Climbing Qualifications
Abseiling, Coastaleering, Sea Kayaking, Wild Camping
We offer a full range of courses and guided packages along the coast and mountain ranges of Co. Donegal in Ireland's North West. We provide both tailor made instructional/guided packages, group taster sessions as well as formal instructional courses leading to formally recognised leadership qualifications as approved by Mountaineering Ireland and An Bord Oiliúint Sléibhe (BOS).
Mountain Skills (Training & Assessments)
Mountain Leader Award (Training & Assessments)
Single Pitch Award (Training & Assessments)
We cater for clients of all experience levels from those who have very limited experience of the outdoors and want to have a more relaxed walking, hiking or climbing adventure. We also cater for those seeking a more challenging and thrilling experience such as an ascent of a 400ft sea stack in the most remote and adventurous locations in Ireland. We specialise in applying a holistic approach to learning and teaching to ensure all clients experience and receive the maximum and most rewarding learning experience during their courses and holidays with us.
Your guide, Iain Miller is an experienced mountaineer with over 25 years’ experience as a mountaineer and rock climber combined with 10 years’ experience of mountain instruction. He has an extensive and unique knowledge of rural, upland and coastal Donegal. He has made over 1000 first ascents of sea stacks, sea cliffs and rock faces in both Ireland and Scotland.
Iain is the holder of a range of professionally recognised mountaineering qualifications including the Mountain Instructor Award, both the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards and is a full and insured member of the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI).
At Unique Ascent our ethos is client care, we utilise the techniques and methods recommended and approved by the Mountain Leader training boards of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Combined with our unique holistic teaching practise and the outstandingly beautiful places we will play out in, we can guarantee you an outdoor experience like no other.
Ends of the Earth Crag
All of our rock climbing courses are tailored to your experience, needs and ambitions. No previous experience is required. In the above video Sam is on day 2 of our Donegal adventure climbing week, the previous day at Cruit Island was Sam's first ever day out rock Climbing. Have a wee look through our other films, Donegal Rock Climbing Films, all of which were shot and edited in Donegal.
Donegal Sea Stack Climbing
In the above film myself and Wolfgang paddle out and make the First Ascent of a previously unclimbed route on a sea stack in Donegal. This is one of over 100 sea stacks found along the coast of Undiscovered Donegal. Have a wee look at Donegal sea stack guidebook and download the free guide.
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