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.
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).
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.
From January to March for prime ice climbing conditions.
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