St Kilda Isles – September 2024


Campsite Village Bay St.Kilda. Photo: Rick Salter.

Trip summary

Our annual visit to St Kilda will be on 8th-10th September. St Kilda is an iconic, magical place, so if you haven’t been, it should be on your bucket list! And camping there is a special experience, as most visitors only go for the day and don’t get this opportunity.


September 8th – 10th. 


Alastair Govan – see contact details at end.

Trip itinerary

This will be a 2-day trip, with 1 night camping on Hirta, but we have a 3-day window (to give some flexibility on weather) so you need to be available all 3 days. Departure is from Leverburgh. Note that we will not be landing on Dun at this time due to restrictions imposed by the NTS.

Marilyns we are hoping to climb are:

Places available

Contact Alastair - see end of this post.

Departure or meeting place

Deparature point.



Challenges and competences needed

Landings on Soay and Boreray are very dependent on sea conditions.

The Seaharris crew are very experienced at this and will do their best to land folk if possible but there are, of course, no guarantees. After landing on Soay there is a short scramble/moderate rock climb to reach the scree and steep grass which leads up to the summit.

Boreray could also involve a climb, depending on the landing point. We will need 1 or 2 experienced climbers to set up a rope on Soay and assist with the climb and abseil descent. Folks need to provide their own climbing helmet, harness, and belay device. You should also take microspikes to assist on slippery rock.

Businesses arranged through

The boat is the Seaharris ‘Enchanted Isle’ with 12 places available.


The cost is £375pp (incl a small tip for the crew), assuming a full complement of 12. The NTS camping fee of £20 (tbc) is additional. The campsite has good toilet/washing facilities, and some of the buildings (church/schoolhouse, museum etc) will be open.

Reserve or enquire about trip

If you would like a place please reply to me on by Friday 29th March (and say if you have any lead climbing skills).

After this date I’ll confirm if you have a place and ask for a deposit of £100 paid to the RHSoc account.

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We aim to promote an interest in climbing the British hills that are prominent relative to their surroundings.
We welcome new members. Members join us to read our Annual Journal, check out our Halls of Fame and join us on Members' Events and Trips including an annual trip to St.Kilda.
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