Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Explaining BOLD

 Explaining BOLD - a 2 min read : )


Providing an environment where people can learn to make mistakes. Where its OK to not get it right first (or sometimes only after many times). Lighting a fire to cook food in the back woods is as much about experiencing what does not work, as it is about the success of a culinary delight. 


People are products of their environment.

This affects how they see things, and what they see (their perspective).

I may well see something in a completely different way to you... it does not prevent us both bring 'right'. 


Learning to develop your own BOLD Perspective is 'getting comfortable with challenge'. It's a change in the way we see things, encouraged by immersing yourself in the outdoors... in nature. 

Learning is not linear. It’s progressive. 

Learning is a change in behaviour over time... 

Learning that the outdoors is a real environment, which can at times be unforgiving... it may not distinguish between man and woman, background, appearance or preferences... it will hand out a lesson in humility, in respect. 

We draw inspiration from it's raw beauty and power, opportunity for wildlife encounters and learning about health and happiness in our unique environment.

The Benefits of Outdoor Learning and Development are 'measured' on a different scale ⚖️ 


Developing your own BOLD Perspective will enhance (not replace) existing structure.  It's about seeing what is working well and making that happen more often. 

Bold can be viewed as a philosophy, as a coaching tool, as a window of opportunity where anything is possible... it just depends on how much you truly want it. Is it a priority, is it your priority and why : )

Full article - https://www.bold.im/explaining-bold/

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Lucy and Juan complete 'Roof of Britain'

Lucy and Juan completed their Roof of Britain expedition last night 😊🎉🙌 both keen Adventure Club IOM members (training is every Sunday morning in the Isle of Man).
Starting in Loch Linnhe (near Ballachulish) on 14 May evening, the duo headed north, round Cape Wrath, across the wild North coast of Scotland, past John o' Groats, Inverness and finishing back at Mull 25 days later!

Part of their final preparation was the open crossing from Isle of Man to Scotland in March this year, (with Janet, Mark & Keirron) camping overnight then paddling back the next day, with Adventurous Experiences.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Kayak Festival in September

Isle of Man Kayak Festival
17 - 18 September 2022
explore - excite - learn

Based from Port Erin, with easy access to several areas of spectacular scenery, wildlife and the awesome Calf of Man! For improvers to advanced water paddlers, (open to visitors and locals). 
We look forward to introducing you to our adventure playground.

Performance, Rescues & Leadership Development workshops
Moderate water skills 19 - 22 September
Advanced water skills 07 - 09 October

Prices 2022
Festival Weekend - £140
Weekend plus Moderate Water workshop - £380
Advanced Water workshop - £225

How to Book
Full payment is required to book with us.
Unless otherwise stated, prices are for training only. We will gladly assist you booking your accommodation and travel early.

We are excited to once again provide opportunity for visitors and locals to paddle with us : )

Catch you on the water soon
The Adventurous Team

Monday, April 04, 2022

Bookings OPEN : )

Bookings OPEN for June / July / August : )

Group Bookings (4 - 10 persons), prices displayed on each activity webpage.
Let us know your preferred experience, date and persons in your booking and we’ll respond fully as soon as we can.
You will also receive a text when we email you.

Age & Size Guidance:

Each activity has clear age, size and weight guidance.
Manufacturers equipment ratings are a key consideration in the safety of all participants.

Speak soon!
The Adventurous Team

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Winter skills in Scotland

A magnificent mountain day in Scotland! The team are just back at base in Fort William, cooking up a curry... having climbed Curved Ridge, a superb Grade 3 scrambling route which ascents 850m up the north face of Stob Dearg (the northern Munro summit of Buachaille Etive Mor. Our route may have been a variation 😊❄ loving the snow! Thanks for the beta @adventure.expertise
@jonnyparrclimbing @jimgayler @mountainequipment

Saturday's mission up the Buachaille was day 3 in Scotland for Keirron, who joined Rob, Paul and Ian for a couple of weeks of adventure 😊 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❄ 

Bonnie Scotland

Day 2 in bonnie Scotland 😊 was a great day in the wind n rain, quite a contrast to yesterday's warmup in the Ice Factor, refining a few ice climbing techniques and trying different kit 🔥 The forecast is for 'winter' conditions to begin overnight, v welcome news for the team ❄💪😁

Catch you soon!
The Adventurous Team 

Thursday, December 09, 2021

BOLD.im is launched in the Isle of Man


a BOLD Perspective is launched in the Isle of Man


Keirron Tastagh, who runs local company Adventurous Experiences, believes regular exposure to challenge in the outdoors is increasingly part of ‘Island Life’. Keirron has repeatedly championed the benefits of ‘getting comfortable with challenge’ through accessible adventure sports. “People need to make that first step in order to begin seeing the benefits”.


In 2017, Adventurous Experiences won the coveted Isle of Man Government Award for ‘Freedom to Flourish’ at the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.

“A key factor in the judge’s feedback was how we expanded risk utilisation awareness and promoted informed decision making.” Says Keirron


Sam Murphy, a qualified strength and conditioning coach, also has a background in leading and coaching people outdoors.  “The Award recognised what we have achieved (so far) in developing decision-making in people. This organically led us to continue this journey.”

A team of experienced outdoor leaders (based in the Isle of Man and UK) came together to find a way to better communicate how exposure to real challenge can positively change the way we view our lives. How this ‘perspective’ allows us to make better decisions and ultimately impact our wellbeing.

The term ‘developing a BOLD Perspective’ was uncovered…




Becky Crease was a leader on a Youth Scholarship wilderness expedition in the Arctic Circle, and saw first-hand how creating the environment to nurture a bold perspective in people (including young people), enhances their life-long learning.  “BOLD can be described as a way of looking at things we do and aspire to do. It is different for each of us.”   


Over recent years, developing a BOLD perspective has appeared more in stories and conversations. “This is the philosophy the business was built upon (back in 2004), it's what makes our practices sustainable and makes us unique.” Keirron Tastagh


‘In collaboration with local software and digital company PDMS, a new website was built, specifically to share the Benefits of Outdoor Learning and Development message. BOLD.im also offers 1:1 coaching with Keirron, personalised outdoor prescriptions and signposting to other BOLD partners. 


Adventurous Experiences (which enters its 19th year in April) will continue to deliver unforgettable experiences in the summer, and coaching through adventure sport year-round. ”Our coaches continue to promote and demonstrate a bold perspective.” Says Keirron.


“A common mis-interpretation of risk utilisation is ‘going out to take risk’. In actual fact, professionals in the outdoors work extremely hard to ensure participants are not exposed to unnecessary risk. As a small business, we continuously strive to improve what we do, and how we do it. This is how we retain our outstanding safety record.”