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Improvised rescue course for climbers in Scotland

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Sign up for Scott's, a climbing course and learn about the important topic of improvised rescues with a qualified mountaineering instructor - what to do if something goes wrong in the middle of your climb!

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1 Day

All year




Learn important rescue skills and techniques during this intermediate-level climbing course!

When climbing, sometimes things don’t go according to plan.  That’s why it’s so important to have an awareness of what to do if something goes wrong in the middle of your ascent. I’ve designed this course on improvised rescue techniques to help give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to safely navigate such events.

This course is designed for climbers who have the basics down but want to continue their climbing education.  Topics covered will include: escaping systems, hoists, rescues, and abseil retreats.  This course is limited to a maximum of 4 participants, so you will receive lots of personalized attention and individualized instruction.

Sign up now for this course and develop the useful skills and techniques that will help you climb safely and securely into the future!


Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price includes guide/instruction and technical equipment (such as a harness or helmet).

Personal equipment such as footwear or waterproofs is not included.


More info

Please contact me if you are interested in a multi-day booking.

Meeting point

We will coordinate this upon booking.

About the guide

I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor based in Fort William, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
I have been guiding in the UK for 10 years and chose the Scottish Highlands due to their remote feel and beauty. Rock climbing, Ice climbing, mixed climbing and more can be done in this area and it is all so accessible.

We offer a wide range of trips with Ben Nevis guiding, the Skye Cuillin ridge and Glencoe guiding amongst our more popular trips.



What people are saying about Scott Kirkhope

Harjot Singh


September, 2023

It was an amazing experience, I can’t believe I made it to the summit through the tower ridge, and it still feels like a dream that I became 1st person from my country to achieve and conquered the summit thru tower gap, this world record became achievable because of the guidance from the guide -Scott and Louis and the team behind that. I am seeking forward to look for more adventures in the future with you guys and make more records.

Mary Drake


July, 2023

Our guide Kyle was amazing and thoughtful. He meant some of his own rain gear because of the weather. Was very knowledgeable about wild life and folklore during the hike up and back down. Excellent person.

Momena Rouf


September, 2022

Most enjoyable stunning hike with Dave (the guide). We managed to summit 2 peaks which far exceeded my expectations that we could do it in the first place! The views were absolutely amazing! Dave was patient and informative - and never hurried us along - and was always encouraging and supportive throughout the whole hike in what we could achieve.

Madalina Matei


August, 2022

Thanks to Scott for a great intro to trad climbing day. We learnt about all the necessary basics needed for leading trad and my partner got the chance to lead a diff. It was his very first trad lead and he was extremely happy to have the opportunity, with Scott on a static rope beside him to check gear placements etc. Scott was very knowledgeable, answered all questions we had and was overall a great teacher. Would book more activities with him in the future.

Kimberly Pearson


August, 2022

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Dean Sansom


August, 2022

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Andrew Junkin


August, 2022

Scott was fantastic! Our weather window didn’t work out for a full Cuillin traverse but Scott was very flexible and helpful in providing last minute plan alterations. Luckily we still managed Pinnacle Ridge in the Cuillins on the (somewhat!) better weather day and on the bad weather day Scott suggested an all-together different climb that would have otherwise been off of our radar, but that we still enjoyed greatly nonetheless. Scott is clearly extremely dedicated to providing his clients with a great experience - he travelled extra distance to meet us and insisted on sleeping in his van nearby so that we could attempt Pinnacle Ridge on the second day, even though the weather forecast was looking like it would be a bust. He wanted to be ready anyways. Easy guy to chat with, punctual, quick email response time, very knowledgeable about the local terrain and routes, and definitely safety-focused. I am a strong experienced trad climber but this was my first time in the Cuillins. With the strong winds and rain everything was extremely slippery so I was definitely glad to have Scott leading the way in this one. Thanks for a fantastic trip Scott! Pinnacle Ridge was definitely a highlight of our trip. 5+ star guide no doubt!

Colin Noble


July, 2022

Hannah was our guide for the day we were not experienced and she was spot on of what we were capable of. She was knowledgeable of the area and gave us a great experience. Thank you

Julio Grazioso


July, 2022

Having Scott as guide made of it a superb adventure. His explanations about the route, geology, history and nature made the hiking very short in time and interesting

Darren Breen


June, 2022

Dave, our guide was simply fantastic. Incredibly patient with safety as a first concern. Helped that the weather was perfect but thoroughly recommend this company

Ed Hyland


June, 2022

Levi was fantastic great guide and day out highly recommend Thanks a million When he gets a chance he might send me photos Thanks again Ed Hyland +353 87 9968181

Gerry Gallagher


May, 2022

Cant recommend our guide Scott Kirkhope enough,very professional and easy going at the same time.We had a great day out on curved ridge&even managed to do crowberry tower with the expert help of Scott.A day not to be forgotten in a long time,outstanding.

Lauren Fairbrother


September, 2021

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and it’s all thank you to Sam who looked after us for the day! Getting us up safely and all getting on so well! Lots of laughs and a great day all around! We will never forget it! Thank you so much!!

Nandini Srivastava


August, 2021

Mark was wonderful! He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and encouraged us throughout the hike to keep our spirits high! We would not have been able to do this safely and in such an enjoyable manner without him.

Sharon Wood


June, 2021

Scott Kirkhope very organised and all went to plan. I’ve passed on his details to a friend!


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