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Ben Nevis, CIC Hut, 6 Day Guided Winter Climb

MIC certified guide Ken wants to guide you for 5 exciting days, with 5 exciting nights in a CIC hut, on a climbing course on the cliffs on and around Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Duration6 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Over the course of 6 exciting days, I would like to guide you on several climbs around the amazing Ben Nevis mountain (1,345m), while staying in the highest mountain hut in the country, the warm and comfortable CIC hut (680m).

Because this trip takes place in the winter, the conditions will be harsh. There will be a lot of snow, ice, and wind. As a result, the various climbs we will go on will be challenging. Thus why participants on this trip should have previous climbing experience, and be in good physical condition.

However, I believe the difficulties that come with the weather conditions is what makes this trip so thrilling because it is the kind of trip you not only enjoy, but conquer. And afterwards, you will get to fondly look back on it with a sense of pride at what you have accomplished.

Due to the perfect location of the CIC hut, we will have access to an an array of different climbing routes that we can take each day. Each route is unique, and will present its own set of challenges and highlights. But one thing every route has in common is the spectacular views they offer of the expansive and stunning landscape of the unforgettable Scottish highlands. Some examples of the possible routes include Smith’s route, Green Gully, the Curtain, Point five gully, Tower ridge, Minus Gullies, and many, many more.

So if you are looking to push yourself and climb through some fierce winds and dense snow, send me a request and join me for 6 days climbing around Ben Nevis, where you can enjoy the comforts of the CIC hut, and stand high above the entire United Kingdom.

I can also lead you on this 1 day winter climb of Ben Nevis as well.



CIC hut

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Participants should have the following items with them: socks, fleeces, thermal layers, synthetic belay jacket, walking trousers, warm hat and waterproof gloves, waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, bivvy bag, gaiters or stop-tous, head torch, first aid kit, compass, flask, lunch or spare food, ski goggles, trekking poles (these are optional), suitable boots, crampons and ice axe (both of these items can be rented before the trip begins). For the hut, participants should bring the following items: pillow, sleeping bag, casual clothes, spare baselayers, underwear and socks, comfortable shoes for inside and around the hut, washkit, earplugs,

Meeting point

Fort William


About the guide

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I gained a good insight into the instruction and guiding of mountaineering activities whilst working as a member of the domestic team at Glenmore Lodge in the summer of 2003. Since then, I have skied, climbed, trekked and mountaineered across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Orkney Isles, and overseas, having sought adventures in China, Mongolia, The Indian Himalayas, New Zealand, Japan, Southern Africa, The Swiss, Italian and French Alps, The Pyrenees, Southern Spain and Norway. I enjoy climbing in all it’s forms, whether it be bouldering at Fontainebleau, sport climbing at Rodellar, trad and winter climbing in the UK or alpine climbing in Switzerland. I have also put up a couple of new routes, Mint Sauce E1 5c in Glen Nevis and Feathered Friend V,5 on Creag Meagaidh.
I have completed my Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), the highest instructional qualification in the UK, which enable me to work both in summer and winter conditions, whether it’s walking, mountaineering or climbing, and is a full member of both the Association or Mountaineering Instructors, and The Mountain Instructor’s Community. I have also completed my International Mountain Leader Summer Training and have worked as a contracted instructor for Abacus Mountain Guides, Martin Moran, Glenmore Lodge, Mountain Motion, West Coast Mountain Guides, Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Adventure Peaks, The Outward Bound Trust, Ryan Glass Mountaineering, Hike Pyrenees, World Challenge Expeditions and Outlook Expeditions.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 935 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee and the hut fee; however, food and personal equipment, as well as accommodations before and after the trip are not included.

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