It Scotland is characterised by a temperate and oceanic climate with strong tendencies of changeable weather. Temperatures are generally lower than in other areas of the UK, with the Highlands seeing winter lows of 0°C and summer highs of 18°C.
English, with Scottish Gaelic spoken by few communities.
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Edinburgh Airport is the busiest in Scotland, handling around 12 million passengers per year. This is likely to be your first port of call for reaching the Highlands. The most direct flight to the rugged mountainside is Inverness Airport, although it currently offers only limited international flights.
The spring months from March to May and autumn months of September to November are ideal months to visit Scotland. However, if you’re climbing the mountains of the Highland then you can visit all year round providing that the weather is dry.
Located to the northwest of Continental Europe, Scotland comprises the northern section of the island of Britain. It shares a land border with England to the south, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Irish Sea and North Channel in all other directions. Besides the mainland, Scotland consists of more than 790 islands, the majority of which are uninhabited. Approximately 100,000 people are scattered across 89 of its islands.
I made a booking request for a one-on-one guided trip less than a week before the date and was lucky enough to get a guide (Phil) without problem, who did a splendid job and made this a very enjoyable, instructive and safe first scramble for me. Communication was great before the event, too. I‘d recommend this company without hesitation and hope to hike with them again in the future.
Ken was a wonderful guide! He was thorough in assessing our experience and picked the right hike for us. He was full of knowledge and easy to talk to as well. We’d definitely recommend him and hope to hike with him again ourselves.
On short notice, while traveling through Scotland, we booked a Private Guide to Ben Nevis through Explore-Share.com. We much enjoyed the climb to the summit with our Guide Stuart Mapp; Stuart was the consummate professional and his concern for both our safety and this experience cannot be understated. His direct knowledge of Ben Nevis’s Route, History, Flora and Stories made this trip the highlight of our 17 days in Scotland and Ireland for us. Our success to the summit, and back down, was directly supported by Stuart and made it very much more enjoyable . Thank you again!
Euan was great and I would recommend him to others.
It was a great experience. It fulfilled all my expectations to have a first approach to winter mountaineering. My guide was great teaching me all the basic stuff related to crampons, ice axe and winter hiking, plus he was a great coach supporting me to make it to the summit.
Hannah the guide was very professional. She came on time, she gave us the equipment and very good and clear instructions. I’ll definitely recommend this trip. Thank you very much
Been climbing for several years but had never used climbing axes so aim of this trip was to gain experience using two tools. The routes Ken chose were a perfect selection making the climb challenging and very enjoyable. Already looking at dates when more ice is present to climb with Ken again. Ken was great company, has a great knowledge of the highland area and is clearly a very skilled climber. Explore and Share made the whole process very simple and effortless, would highly recommend. Thank you. Dave