Winter Climbing is an incredible experience that will want you coming back for more...

Winter routes here are worthy of the effort required, and Classic routes such as Point 5 Gully on Ben Nevis has World Class status !

 It can require a steady head, but gives an exceptional amount of freedom to roam and explore steeper terrain. 



EASY- Introduction to Winter Climbing

IDEAS- Gully 4, Ben Nevis. Golden Oldy, Aonach Mor (II). Right Twin, Aonach Mor (II) 

PREREQUISITES- Winter hillwalking . Summer Scrambling and rock climbing useful. 

MODERATE- More exposed ground, longer routes. 2 Technical Axes required.

IDEAS- Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor (II/III).

SC Gully, Stob Coire Nan Lochan (III).

Green Gully, Ben Nevis (IV,4).

PREREQUISITES- Experienced winter walker. Rock Climbing background.

CHALLENGING- More commiting routes,with no easy escapes.
Long , hard (But enjoyable) days.2 Technical Axes.

IDEAS- Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis (IV,3).

North Buttress, Buachaille Etive Mor (IV,4).

Point 5 Gully, Ben Nevis (V,5).

PREREQUISITES- Experience of easier winter routes. Rock climbing background. Winter Skills Course recommended.

Am Bodach , Glencoe

Winter Climbing

Guide to Client Ratio 1:2

This environment requires experience in Winter Hillwalking,including the use of Axe and Crampons, and Outdoor Rock Climbing. Having a Winter Skills Course "under your belt" is recommended.

Our article "Gearing Up for Winter" will be worth a read.


                     1 Day        2 Days

1 person       £250           £440

2 people        £270           £460


All winter mountaineering and climbing will be led by an MIC (Mountaineering Instructor Certificate), which are qualified to guide and instruct on this terrain .

(Please note that your Personal Climbing Equipment is not included in the price of this course. Axes, boots and crampons can be hired)