Top Mountain Climbing Trips in Scotland
Climb the highest peak in the United Kingdom, enjoy the fascinating traverse of the Cuillin ridge in the Isle of Skye, venture into some challenging winter mountaineering in the remote Highlands or in the rugged Cairngorms or just enjoy a great scrambling route. Scotland has something for everyone!
Scotland is a country part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. It is a truly great destination for outdoor lovers, with something for everyone. From hiking, rock climbing, scrambling and mountain climbing, to fishing, cycling or playing golf, there is a unique variety of things to do! When you are ready to take a break from the outdoors, head to one of the many cozy Scotland’s pubs for a beer or a glass of whisky, explore an ancient castle or visit Edinburgh’s charming medieval old town.
Scotland usually has cool and wet summers and mild winters, although the weather varies greatly across the country and you should be prepared for all types of weather.
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The quickest and easiest way to reach Scotland is by plane.The country has three main international airports: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. If you are coming from Britain, Ireland or northwest Europe, you can also reach Scotland by train, ferry or bus.
It will depend on the activity you choose. May and September are usually the best time to visit, when the weather is milder and the country is not so crowded as in the summer months. Most guides offer mountain climbing and scrambling tours from April to September, and winter climbing tours from January to March.
On short notice, while traveling through Scotland, we booked a Private Guide to Ben Nevis through Explore-Share.com. We much enjoyed the climb to the summit with our Guide Stuart Mapp; Stuart was the consummate professional and his concern for both our safety and this experience cannot be understated. His direct knowledge of Ben Nevis’s Route, History, Flora and Stories made this trip the highlight of our 17 days in Scotland and Ireland for us. Our success to the summit, and back down, was directly supported by Stuart and made it very much more enjoyable . Thank you again!
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