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1+ day Introduction to winter climbing near Fort William, Scotland

Join a MIC certified guide for a fun and intense winter climbing course in some of Scotland's best climbing spots, including the Highlands around Fort William, Ben Nevis and more.

Mountain RangeHighlands
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy Scotland's stunning winter scenery.

  • Learn pertinent winter climbing and avalanche safety skills.

  • Take advantage of a flexible itinerary to do exactly what you want.


Get ready for an unbeatable introduction to winter climbing, when you come climb with us near Fort William, Scotland!

Over the course of one or several, we will get you acquainted with the basics of winter climbing and avalanche safety. The week will culminate in a climbing adventure of your choice!

We are extremely flexible with these programs, so let us know what works best for you. We can decide on the number of days depending on your travel plans.

Just to give you an example, here is a 5-day itinerary. Like I said before, we can always modify this according to your preferences and availability:

Day 1 – We will spend the first day introducing you to techniques and teaching you the necessary skills. We will then head out to any of  Stob Coire nan Lochain in Glencoe, the north face of Ben Nevis and Sgorr Dearg, above Ballachulish in order to practice what we have learned. In the afternoon, we go on to the day’s main attraction and climb one of NC Gully, Ledge Route, Schoolhouse Ridge or West Gully DG Boulder.

Day 2-3 – The second and third days will be spent practicing our newly acquired skills some more and learning a few additional ones too. We will then head out and do a few introductory climbs in Curved Ridge, Aonach Eagach, East Ridge of Stob Ban and Golden Oldie.

Day 4 – On the fourth day, we head out to practice some steeper ice climbing skills. We’ll put these to the test on Onich Slabs and Ballachulish Bridge for dry tooling and Glen Nevis for teaching climbing and learning about introductory climbing rope work.

Day 5 – On the final day of the trip we will take everything that we have learned and apply it in one final day of climbing. Heading out to one or more of Good Friday Climb, Left Twin, Twisting Gully and Castle Ridge, among others, we’ll make a glorious ascent before parting ways in the evening.

So what are you waiting for? Book now a day or several days of guiding and learn the basics of winter climbing in the stunningly beautiful Scottish Highlands!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 4-day Scottish winter mountaineering expedition!

Meeting point

We can arrange to pick you up at your accommodation near Fort William.



About the guide

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At Synergy Guides we strive to provide rewarding adventures in the mountains. We listen to your ambitions and create a tailored mountain challenges for you and your group, always encouraging you to follow your dreams - whether it is climbing Skye´s Inaccessible Pinnacle, scaling a famous Scottish Ice Route or trekking in the Himalayas.

Our team is made up of professionally trained Mountaineering Instructors and British Mountain Guides, who are all active and enthusiastic about their own climbing and will enjoy sharing their passion with you. We don´t provide off-the-shelf mountaineering courses but always try to achieve a personal approach centered around you.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

GBP 248 each

Group of 2

GBP 150 each

Group of 3

GBP 98 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

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