Ice Climbing trips – Cairngorms

The Cairngorms are one of Scotlands true gems, with an alpine and tundra-like landscape unique to Britain. Ice climbing is an adventurous and exciting way to explore this mighty massif!

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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.




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Very cold winters, with temperatures often dropping below 0 degrees celsius. Cold summers with a max of 10 degrees celsius.




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How to get there

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.

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Best time to visit

December to April, when the weather is coldest and ice is most plentiful.






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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
Spending a day in the hills with Euan is always a pleasure: Summer or Winter he will always ensure that you’re experience of the day will be remembered. His leadership style and skills are excellent and he is always willing to instruct and pass knowledge on no matter what the activity is.
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Paul Murphy



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