Ice Climbing trips – Scotland

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As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland covers the northern third of the island of Britain. Sharing a border with England to the south, the rest of Scotland is coastal area surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the mainland, the country also has over 790 islands. The Scottish Highlands, which form the northwest of the country, is a mountainous area that are cloaked in blankets of snow during the winter months, which turn into popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts.




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What’s the weather like?

The climate of Scotland is characterized as changeable yet temperate. Despite its northern geography, it is warmed by the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic. Yet in the winter months the average temperature is 0 °C as well as frequent fallings of snow. There are parts of the Highlands that receive an average of 46-105 snow days each year.


English, with Scottish Gaelic and Scots also recognized.


Pound sterling (GBP).

How long should I stay?

A typical climb on one of Scotland’s many mountains takes 1-2 days to complete. If you’re interested in taking an ice climbing course, then they are available for approximately 5 days or more.

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Best time to visit

From January to March for prime ice climbing conditions.






What People are Saying

  • 9 reviews


Euan is an excellent leader and seems to have a great gift of knowing the abilities of those he is leading. He definitely creates even more enthusiasm and enjoyment : even when I am going to have a really great day, he makes it even better!
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Anne Stewart
Some of the best days I have had in the winter hills have been those guided by Euan. The climbing is always challenging, for me, but his calm reassurance and expertise always results in an enjoyable and memorable day.I am already looking forward to doing more routes with him next winter!
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Ian McIntosh
I was fortunate enough to have Euan as my Guide for my first alpine adventure. Euan’s patience, knowledge and humour made our trip challenging, rewarding, educational and above all fun. I would not hesitate to book him for future outgoings and recommend him highly to anyone who is looking for a guide in the mountains or on the crag.
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Jim Parsons
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.
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Alberto Canete



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