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.
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 £200 £380
2 people £230 £410
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)