Adventure Activities with Vertical Descents

Adventure Activities

Inchree Falls Onich Fort William PH33 6SE | Contact Ben Starkie

Ranked as Fort William’s No.1 Activity provider in 2012, we work hard to make your stay in Glencoe one to remember! Find us between Glencoe and Fort William on the A82.

With work experience from the Alps, the Himalayas, Iceland and of course the Highlands, our expert guides are the best in the business. Our customers include families, adventure tourists, stag dos, school groups, military groups and anyone looking to try something exciting! Vertical Descents specialises in White Water Rafting and Canyoning but also does Climbing and Abseiling, Fun yakking, Coasteering and much more!

We can tailor activities and days for solo participants and groups alike, discounts available for families, groups and multiple activities. Perfect for stag, hen and birthday parties, where everyone will leave buzzing and thrilled… Your Adventure Starts Here!

With a range of sessions available we have it all!


Canyoning is jumping, abseiling down waterfalls and sliding down natural water flumes. Suitable for people with no prior experience or seasoned canyoneers alike we have a range of sessions available and trips can be tailored to suit.  Canyoning is exhilarating, adventurous and fun and is a brilliant activity both on a sunny day, or as a fill-in on a rainy one too.


If exploring the coastline in a new and exciting way appeals to you,  then book yourself a trip on one of the most exhilarating adventures of all. A combination of rock climbing, canyoning and cliff jumping all rolled into an action packed traverse around some of the most beautiful and exciting coastline of Scotland.

Covered head to toe in thermal neoprene suits and specialist coasteering equipment, you will experience the thrill and rush of jumping from the cliffs, swimming through caves and scrambling on the coastline.  A fantastic way to explore and experience an untouched part of Scotland. A great activity for all ages and abilities, even if it’s raining or not! It is also the perfect activity when the surf is flat!


Our White Water Rafting will allow you to visit and experience some of Scotland’s wildest rivers. It will enable you to discover landscapes out of reach by normal means and is a must for lovers of adrenaline and teamwork. Vertical Descents operates WWR from easy class 2 rivers up to more technical and challenging class 5 rivers.


White Water fun yakking is a unique and exciting way of going down Scotland’s finest rivers. Fun Yaks are two person inflatable, highly maneuverable open canoes. With no previous experience necessary we will teach you the skills required to run the rapids. The boats combine the manouverability of a kayak with the stability and safety of a white water raft. Paddling down class 3 rapids, it’s a wild water experience not to be missed. If you’ve been White Water Rafting and want something more, Fun Yakking is for you!


Paintball is a team game with at least 4 people per side. Attacking and defending team base camps, using the latest semi-automatic paintball markers. Paintball creates a team spirit and develops leadership skills, not to mention it is really good fun! A perfect activity for birthdays, stag or hen weekends. We have a wide range of games to test you and your team mates. 2Hr Session.


Take the leap of faith and swing at high speed under one of Scotland’s bridges. Free fall the parapet and swing like a monkey! The pick up comes in the form of a Fun Yak which will take you back to land where you can do it all over again.. a popular adrenaline buzz for the thrill seekers. A great activity to add onto your day at the end of Rafting the Orkey or Fun yakking on the River Awe.

Facilities & Useful Information

9am-9pm, all year round
Prices from £30 per person
Internet Access
Car Parking
Credit / Debit Cards
Children Welcome

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