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The Cairngorms are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland that consists of a large elevated plateau with low and rounded glacial mountains, proving a fantastic spot for great ice climbing adventures.
If you are planning on experiencing some of Scotland’s amazing winter climbing possibilities, Cairngorms is the best place to indulge in this thrilling activity. There is something for everyone here, and the climbing routes include a wide range of grades and lengths for people all of levels of ability.
So take your pick from our selection of ice climbing trips and courses in Cairngorms below, and discover some of the most fascinating and stunning mountain terrain in Europe.
Much of the ice climbing in Cairngorms can be quite tricky, so having a good level of fitness and some experience in ice climbing will be beneficial to your enjoyment of the activity.
When not ice climbing, the cities of Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth are close by to Cairngorms, and these are the best places to arrive and depart from in order to reach the ice climbing spots.
Very cold winters, with temperatures often dropping below 0 degrees celsius. Cold summers with a max of 10 degrees celsius.
Trains from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Kingussie or Aviemore. Fly to Inverness or Aberdeen airports. Drive or catch a bus from all over the country.
December to April, when the weather is coldest and ice is most plentiful.
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