If you enjoy hillwalking in summer, but now you’d like to explore high mountains in winter, join me in this introductory mountaineering course in Scotland! Come and discover the spectacular scenery of Glencoe and Fort William in the Highlands.
I offer you here a 5-day course, but if you prefer a 2-day course it’s also possible. In winter, conditions and weather change rapidly, so this mountaineering course in Scotland will help you develop your winter and summit skills to face additional challenges. Besides, this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about the special requirements of equipment, winter clothing, crampons and ice axe skills.
We’ll place a strong emphasis on navigation and safe route choice. Thus, each day we’ll plan and assess the snow and weather conditions in order to choose appropriate routes. I also want you to understand the importance of avalanche awareness.
You should have a reasonable level of fitness to join this mountaineering course in Scotland, as we’ll climb a number of winter “Munros”. We’ll spend most days (6/8 hours) on mountains between 600 and 1200m high. Around Fort William and Glencoe, there are many Munros and Corbetts. This is a small selection of what is possible:
- Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag
- Stob Ban & Mullach nan Coirean in The Mamores
- Ben Nevis
- Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag) in Glencoe
- Creag Meagaidh
- Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian in Glencoe
The Munros of Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor can be accessed by lift, therefore you’ll have more time for training winter skills. You’ll have to cover by yourself the the small costs of this.
During this course you’ll put the essential skills in use in order to ascend 900 meters by a straightforward route. Besides, on the 5 day-course you’ll have the chance to use the skills just learnt. You will plan and lead your own mountain days with my company.
Note that if you choose to do the 2-day course we will combine the itinerary of days 1,2 and 3 in these two days for you to learn all the skills.
Please contact me if you want to join me for this mountaineering course in Scotland! I’ll be happy to answer your questions. And if you’re looking for an even more demanding expedition in Scotland, join me for the Cuilin ridge climbing traverse.
Price per person
|Group of 2||660GBP|
|Group of 3||480GBP|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Price for 2-day course: £210
Level: summer walkers with a reasonable level of hill fitness.