Scottish Winter Climbing
Scottish Winter Climbing on Ben Nevis or Glen Coe is always an adventurous day out. With experienced instructors that pick the best route for the conditions, you will always have a memorable climb in winter.
Dates to suit you, please enquire
Ascent: up to 1345m
Terrain: snow, mountain path, rough ground
Average duration: 6-8 hours.
Start/finish – Fort William or Glen Coe
Experience of winter walking and mountaineering and a high level of general fitness. Experience of summer climbing is desirable.
What we offer
All our instructors are qualified and very experienced at leading people up Scottish winter climbs, from grade 1 up to grade 6 classics.
Our instructors are very knowledgeable about the mountain environment, so the day can be easily planed and adapted to deliver the route or goal that you want to achieve.
We pick the best route options based upon the snow and weather conditions.
We only offer private guiding on these days to give you exactly what you want.
We can supply ice axe, crampons, helmet and harness for small groups.
Scottish winter climbing is an adventure and no two days are the same, with constant changes in the snow and weather conditions, the choices that need to be made to stay safe and pick the correct route can seem confusing.
Ben Nevis and Glen Coe offer a wide range of the best Scottish winter climbs in the country, it would take too long to list them here but some of them are: Tower Ridge, Ledge Route, Orion Direct, Point 5, No.2 gully, Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge, SC gully.
By having an experienced and local instructor who is constantly out in the hills can be the difference between having a safe and enjoyable climb or potentially not going out at all.
We will pick the best route for you based on your past experiences and aspirations as well as teaching you the skills needed for winter climbing along the way. Whether its one of your 1st days climbing in winter, looking to push your limits on something harder or tick off one of the classics.
These days start early at around 7.30-8am at an arranged place depending upon the climb chosen.
We can supply crampons, helmets and harness for small groups.
Winter boots and climbing axes can be hired in Fort William at a small daily fee. Prior booking is essential
(Prices stated are per person)