If you’ve not heard of it before, The Glenfiddich Challenge is an exciting adventure in which 6 Dutch contestants are taken to the Scottish Highlands for a multi-day outdoor challenge. The Dutch Discovery Channel produces the resulting television programme and we were lucky enough to get involved with the challenge this year. We organised a number of challenges for them, starting near the iconic Eilean Donan Castle and finishing up with a challenging paddle on the River Spey.
With climbing, abseiling, whitewater sledging, raft-building, trekking, camping, mountain biking (on Cairngorm Mountain in the snow!) and whitewater canoeing, this was an adrenalin packed event for the 6 guys involved – 2 brothers, 2 old friends and 2 ex-marines.
Although some of the footage is in Dutch and you may not understand what’s being said by the contestants (facial expressions do tell a story though!), the 4 trailers that are now available on You Tube are brilliant to watch and you really get a taste of Scotland’s landscape at its atmospheric best.
It was also a great event to work on too with so many events in one weekend – the kind of challenge we like to get our teeth into!