Improvised rescue course for climbers in Scotland

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!




Trip Duration

1+ day

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!


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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    220 GBP

    Group of 2
    120 GBP

    Group of 3
    60 GBP

    Group of 4
    60 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Price includes guide/instruction and technical equipment (such as a harness or helmet). Personal equipment such as footwear or waterproofs is not included.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    We will coordinate this upon booking.

    More info

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



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    What People are Saying about Scott Kirkhope


    What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula
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    P. Kelly
    We thoroughly enjoyed our summit with Andy. Scott was also easy to communicate with. The whole experience was one to remember and we feel so proud to have made it to the top in the time that we did. Although our hike started in poor weather, we eventually got to see amazing views on the way down. Andy provided helpful facts about the mountains which makes us confident we will be taking on another challenge soon.
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    Marine Champouret
    Scott is a great guide with excellent communication skills, local knowledge and technical expertise. The trip up the Ben was fantastic and throughout the whole experience Scott was always on hand to help or give assistance when needed as well as taking the time to teach me some new skills along the way. Thanks very much
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