Top Ice Climbing Trips in Scotland
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.
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.
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.
Hannah the guide was very professional. She came on time, she gave us the equipment and very good and clear instructions. I’ll definitely recommend this trip. Thank you very much
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