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Winter Skills. Winter Navigation and Snowshoeing Days

Interested in getting out in the snow. Maybe your not that confident or just want to learn some new skills. Check out our Winter Courses on our Whats On page


Why no news for so long?
Truth is I’ve been busy; Kushi Adventures is owned and run by me Russell Z. I do all the admin as well as working on most of our activities so the website has had to wait its turn. Also I’ve been away for 4 months in the UAE with a company training their army and 2 weeks in India looking at a friend’s NGO, Saathi works with runaway and street kids in Mumbai. As part of their activities they use adventurous experiences and training to help get the kids back on their feet. Some of their participants have attended courses at the prestigious Nehru Institute for Mountaineering, where all have completed their courses successfully.

Duke of Edinburgh Award
Kushi Adventures is proud to now be an Approved Activity Provider for the DofE.

Last year we supplied activities for cadets, DofE participants, scouts, school groups, guides, local businesses, young carers and charity workers. We visited areas all over the highlands including canoeing in Assynt, climbing on Raasay, and camping in Glen Orrin. Many events where overnight expeditions.

02 / 01/09

Hi there, hope all had a great christmas and new year. Have a look at our what`s on page for courses and trips in March, April and May. There will be more to come.

Remember if you dont see what you want or the dates dont suit get in contact and we will make a date for you.


Why not check out our new online photo albums. At Picasa.

11/02/08 - Snow Comes and Snow Goes

Russell spent a week in the Alps snowshoeing practicing avalanche avoidance and rescue techniques as well as having some great mountain walks.
Kushi Adventures will be Adding Snowshoeing weeks into their activities for 2009 venue to be decided but votes being taken for Norway or the Alps.

We are busy preparing our kit and taking bookings for the season. For 2008 we will be increasing our kayak fleet.
14th-16th March, well will be at the Outdoor Show at the NEC with Outdoor Inverness on the Visit Scotland stand. Come and see us if you can.

Russell’s dedication to work knows no bounds and for 4 weeks in March and April he will be trekking in Nepal, probably in the shadow of Kanchengunga. He lived and met his wife in Nepal.

Russell is a Nepali speaking International Mountain Leader and he will be leading small group treks in Nepal for Kushi Adventures. Please watch this website or email here to be kept up to date. If you would like him to lead a trek for you and your friends or family click here Russell.

To enquire about your own Highland or Himalayan Adventure.
Or for adventure training on mountain river or sea.


Just had a very busy 2 months. Canoeing, climbing, sailing, sea kayaking, navigation courses, drumming, hillwalking, abseiling and weaseling. For adults and young people.Clients including, Elgin, Farr, Buckie and Tyncastle High Schools. Locations including the north, east and west coasts of Scotland, as well as Lochs, inland crags and a visit to Uist in the outer Hebrides. Our activities for the SNH access week went down very well.
We have just bought some touring kayaks and will be offering kayaking this summer as well as canoeing, climbing, guided walking, navigation courses, expeditions, abseiling and weaseling. Check out our summer price list. Remember if you have already had a kushi adventure you will be eligable for an additional 10% of any course or activity.

Why not have a special birthday with a kushi adventure.

Did you know? Kushi is the Nepali and Hindi word for HAPPY.

The Lower Findhorn

Did the Lower Findhorn the other day, solo so no pics of me.
A beautiful paddle. Put in at Mains of Sluie, and took out at the bridge at the A96 and then cycled back to the top.

22/04/07 - 24/04/07

Descent of the River Conon. From Loch a Chroisg to Dingwall. Two canoes, three people, 6 paddles and a pole. Oh and only one trolley!


Spring seems to be here, and all at Kushi Adventures are feeling very positive for this year. Russell has just finished his IML [international mountain leader] award, "The International Mountain Leader Award is the professional qualification for individuals who wish to lead trekking parties to all mountain areas except on glaciers, and where the techniques or equipment of alpinism are required." [from the BAIML website]. Sounds great eh!

For more information look at the MLTUK and BAIML web sites. Russell will be joining BAIML.

Our yacht kushi will soon be launched and we look forward to running our sailing courses. Why don`t you join us , maybe the first step in a world cruise :-]

Check out the "what's on" pages for some of the activities we are offering.

Why not get in contact and plan your own adventure. Perhaps a one day navigation day.


Our diary is filling up for this year, which is great. We are currently putting the finishing touches to a couple of great canoe and walking trips. Most likely to be 22nd - 26th April, and the 27th - 31st May. Watch this space for updates. In the meantime why not check out "song of the paddle" for some inspiration..

19/03/07 - 23/03/07

These 5 days were spent supporting An Turus with equipment and skills. We canoed into a beautiful campsite on the west coast and spent the following days walking, talking and canoeing. An Turus were introducing the course participants to Wilderness Therapy as a concept. To find out more about their work see their website.


We were happy to enter a lot into the MFR charity auction. The buyer will be going on a river canoe trip.


"a quick food stop today on the top of  Bidein a` Ghlas Thuill, looking over to An Teallach.....fantastic"


..........Too windy to go skiing today! :-{

Kushi Adventures is in the process of making up its 2007 program.

  • We will be working again with Boots and Paddles on the Drambuie Pursuit race, and with An Turus on one of their Wilderness Therapy courses.
  • We have schools and youth groups already booked into our diary and look forward to working with them.
  • We will be supplying 6 days of activities for the Scottish Outdoor Access Festival.
  • Also we have our Young Climbers Club for Saturdays through May and June.
  • Summer camps for active youngsters.
  • Even as I type we are planning day camps for youngsters from around Inverness. These will mix adventure, fun and learning. Activities will include canoeing, climbing, scrambling, abseiling, problem solving, games, and bushcraft. Other activities may include sailing, gorge walking, raft building, drumming, and an expedition.
  • We are looking at dates for the year for our sailing courses.

Please contact us to register an interest in any of these and we will keep you updated.


Russell marshaled from 1am-6am today for the Strathpuffer 24hr mountain bike race. Have a look at their site for full details.

11/01/07 - Young Climbers Club

Go to our families section to see details of our saturday climbers club. This will run in May and June.

Places will be limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

11/01/07 - The Scottish Outdoor Access Festival

Kushi Adventures is happy to be involved in the Scottish Outdoor Access Festival 28 April - 7 May 2007. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are coordinating the festival to celebrate enjoyment of the outdoors and to encourage the public to remember the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which has been in effect for nearly two years.

Please look at the list of events on our what's on page. If any days interest you please get in contact to make a booking or for more information.


Russell has just completed a 2 day Tropical Forest Safety Course with Dom Hall at Fieldskills, and a 5 day Far From Help and Advanced Medicine for Remote Foreign Travel with WMT .


Kushi Adventures has recently undergone an AALA inspection and is now licensed as an Adventurous Activity provider. The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority inspects activity centres & other activity providers on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DfES).
Registration Number L6204/R1522





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