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Ice Climbing in Scotland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Feel the crunch of the wild icy walls with dramatic backdrops

The rolling hills and mountains of Scotland provide the perfect ice playground with a wide range of grades from beginner to expert. Overcome the rewarding challenges of nature to capture Scotland’s stunning scenery. Visit from January to March for prime ice climbing conditions.

Ice Climbing in Scotland

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Scotland

What should I know about Ice Climbing Scotland?

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.

Why should I choose Scotland for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Quality Scottish climbs

The wild lands of Scotland offer world-class climbing conditions in the winter months. From Britain’s highest peak of Ben Nevis, a magnet for climbers, to the glacial Cairngorms mountain range in the Highlands, with its beautiful and scenic terrain.

Myths on the mountains

A collection of myths have mounted the wilderness and remote lands of Scotland. Including the Beira, the Queen of Winter who unleashed flurries of snow and rain, and even created the mountains, including the country’s highest, Ben Nevis, which is said to be her throne.

Climbs for all levels

The many walls of ice that cover the hills and mountains of Scotland offer great diversity of difficulty which make it ideal for climbers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner with little experience or an ice expert, there’s a good climb for all.

What can I expect from the weather in Scotland?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Scotland?

English, with Scottish Gaelic and Scots also recognized.

What currency is accepted in Scotland?

Pound sterling (GBP).

How many days should I allocate for my Scotland Ice Climbing experience?

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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What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Scotland?

From January to March for prime ice climbing conditions.

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Scotland



I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.



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



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!



A wonderful 2 days climbing tuition. Excellent supportive instruction, a calm professional approach and a perfect mix of fun, chat and laughter with tips,tricks and confidence building. Any beginner climber who wants to develop their skills, build their confidence and be inspired should spend time with Rocio. Thank you :)))



Rocio's patience, good humour, ability and above all, encouragement, enabled me to fulfill some long-held dreams, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking of moving up a level or two, or simply wanting to achieve their personal "big ticks".

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