Thursday, December 09, 2021 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. 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.”

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Summer Experiences in full swing : )

Unforgettable Experiences around the Isle of Man coastline... Yesterday was a monumentous day, in and on the water, Coasteering and Sea Kayaking ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ’ช

So many family-friendly opportunities, summer experiences and wildlife encounters ๐Ÿ˜Š this is why I love the Isle of Man ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Yesterday we observed 10 puffins in just a single trip, bobbing on the water and diving down to catch sand eels.

Catch you on the water soon!
Keirron and the Team

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Business 17th Birthday

21 kayaks for 2021 : )

We have entered our 18th Year of delivering unforgettable experiences in our local waters and we continue to be excited to share journeys with you! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐ŸŽ‰
Sea Kayaking and Coasteering provide real opportunity for exploring, gaining knowledge, unobtrusive wildlife encounters, pragmatic options and interpretation.
Journeys in a real environment are a powerful submersive experience ๐Ÿ˜ sharing leads to meaningful relationships with our environment ๐Ÿ™Œ
Never forget:
"Learning is a change in behaviour over time... it happens most effectively (and organically) whilst having fun!" Keirron Tastagh

Our coaching team also completed the NEW Adventure WISE course ๐Ÿฌ during preparations to get back on the water safely when restrictions lifted.

Celebrating another unforgettable year of delivering Safe - Fun - Learning in the Isle of Man, through adventure sports ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Although our Birthday was earlier this month, our first day back on the water coaching (with the Adventure Club) was on Sunday! 

Aerial photo '21 kayaks' by Kim Tastagh - Visual Impact

Catch you on the water soon!
Keirron and the Team 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter

Reflecting on a beautiful day in the Isle of Man yesterday, from moonlight to sunset...

Catch you on the water soon๐Ÿคž

The Adventurous Team

Saturday, March 27, 2021

A BOLD Perspective

Positive contribution is an effective resilience pill, outdoor activity a powerful immunisation to change. Getting familiar with risk is like putting honey on your porridge. It transforms a daily necessity into an enjoyable experience.
Healthy people, Healthy thinking, Healthy environment.

Being immersed in outdoor activity is how we learn. It can take time to truely appreciate that the only absolute guarantee in life is that 'things change'... ๐Ÿ˜Š
Seasons change, priorities change (as our whole world around us changes), and we learn to embrace change (also known as challenge). We utilise the risks involved and reap the benefits. This is how people develop.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Woodland Classroom

Our exciting news for 2021!

Bookings for the Woodland Classroom are now open, with stand-alone days available from the end of April to early June ๐Ÿ˜Š (for our existing clients) ๐ŸŽ‰

Separately, learners on our year-round skills development programs will automatically be offered a place. 'Enhance what you have done and aspire to do'.

Catch you on the water soon: )
Keirron and the Team

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Rounding off 2020 in style : )

Xmas Coasteering experiences

Snowy Hills of Mann
Keirron and Kim set off early this morning, experiencing the snowy North Ridge of the Isle of Man... by torchlight ๐Ÿ˜Š it was stunning! 

Following the footsteps of a winter hare, with occasional bouts of driving hail, we didn't meet anyone else on our way out, or return ๐Ÿค” nearly 5 hours on the hill... great training for when winter climbing walk-ins are back on the cards!

Dad's 'n lads Coasteering 
Yesterday ๐Ÿ˜Ž just loving the winter sun!

Tuesday's Coasteering 
on our mighty Miners Steps route ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Choggan
Keirron and Kim led a refreshing family Coasteering journey on Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š absolutely belting ๐Ÿ’ช

Sunrise to Sunset... 
Sea Kayaking off Laxey on Sunday with the IoM Adventure Club and Adults Paddlesport ๐Ÿ˜Ž beautiful conditions!

Boxing Day Orienteering 

An amazing event at Conrhenny Forest this morning ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š many friendly faces and a great course! Results will follow when we get chance, a record number of participants! ๐Ÿ”ฅ Easter Monday is the same fun format, using a different stunning forest.
Many thanks to DEFA, Mylchreests Group and our many supporters.

Festive Greetings

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ… and a prosperous 2021! We hope Santa stopped by your's as well ๐ŸŽ 

Looking forward to catching you on the water soon! 
Keirron and the Team