Introductory Rock Climbing Course in Ben Nevis and Glencoe

Let Scott, a certified mountaineering inctructor, introduce you to the amazing world of rock climbing with a basic introductory course in Scotland.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Grampian Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Take your first steps into the world of rock climbing in the beautiful Scottish outdoors! Let me guide you on a fantastic introductory route out of Fort William in my Ben Nevis and Glencoe course!

    Fort William is a major hub for climbing and trekking because of its location to Ben Nevis and the other amazing mountain routes in Scotland. Its surrounding landscape caters to first time climbers as well as seasoned veterans.

    The switch from indoor climbing to facing real rock in the outdoors can be intimidating, and I can help you with this transition. With the incredible Scottish terrain as our office, I will show you the ropes of rock climbing.

    We will focus on improving the skills and abilities you are already bringing to the mountain. I will build on your fundamentals by advancing your ropework and by making placing and removing gear second nature.

    Establishing a comfort in the basics prepares you to take rock climbing to the next level and face new and exciting challenges. If you have been dreaming about scaling the real outdoors and are ready to leave the climbing gym, then this program is for you.

    You should be physically prepared for this course, but it is for everyone. The most important requirement is a passion for the sport.

    Book this Ben Nevis and Glencoe program now and make your dreams of climbing Scottish rock a reality!

    If you´ve already taken this course and are ready for the next step, try my intermediate rock climbing course! And for the experienced scramblers, try a 4-day traverse of the Cuillin Ridge!

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    220 GBP

    Group of 2
    110 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    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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    Jason Clem
    Great day going up Tower Ridge with Scott Kirkhope. Loved it!!
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    Chris Jagget

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