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Scottish Highlands, 5 Day Winter Summit Course

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MIC certified mountain guide Ken wants to help you, over the course of 5 days full days, learn the skills necessary for safe and successful winter climbing in the Scottish Highlands.

5 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




The peaks, or munros, of the Scottish Highlands, while not necessarily known as prime destinations for mountaineering enthusiasts, are nonetheless great spots for climbing. And in the winter they are absolutely amazing, not just for the great views, but also because of the challenge they offer, despite only having a range of altitude between 600 and 1,345 metres, which is the height of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom.

The course I am offering is for 5 days. Thus giving you more than twice the amount of time than the other, 2 day option of this course. As a result, you will get to learn a great deal. From navigation and kit checks, to essential skills and snow cave sheltering. We will also cover many other different techniques as well, and on the last day you will get to enjoy a client led climbing expedition on one of the many munros in the area. Just a few examples of potential climbs include Stob Ban (999m), Mullach nan Coirean (939m), Bidean nam Bian (1,150m) and many more. And after this course is completed, You will have gained the kind of important knowledge necessary to not only climb safely and properly in the Scottish Highlands, but in other mountain ranges as well.

Every day of this course, which will be between 6-8 hours, will be different. Every day will involve new lessons, new tips, and new techniques to practice. It will also involve new peaks and new views to enjoy as well.

If this sounds like the kind of adventure you want to enjoy, one that involves as much excitement as it does knowledge, send me a request, and join me for 5 days in the Scottish Highlands.

Would you like to climb Ben Nevis? If so, I can lead you to the summit on this 1 day winter ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes the use of climbing equipment, but does not include accommodation, food, lifts, and personal supplies.


More info

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), and suitable boots.

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About the guide

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West Coast Mountain Guides



Mountain Leader

We are based in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain and arguably the most iconic and sought-after winter climbing venue in Britain.

All our instructors and guides have extensive, relevant experience which is eagerly passed on to everyone taking part in instructional mountaineering courses, private guiding and worldwide expeditions. This background, together with a genuine passion for adventure, can only inspire and motivate our customers to achieve their own goals.



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What people are saying about West Coast Mountain Guides


Ken immediately made us feel welcomed and we had a good chat on the walk in before gearing up for the ridge ascent. Both my son and I had a fantastic experience thanks to Ken's calm, expertise in leading us over Tower Ridge and then descending via Ledge Ridge to round off a great day. Highly recommended!


Ken was a fantastic guide, safe, experienced and took us on an incredible adventure!


have just come back from completing an ascent of ledge route and a descent via no4 gully, guided by Ken. absolutely fantastic day and Ken was friendly, professional and very confidence inspiring. cant recommend highly enough and I'll definitely be back next season!


Ken took me and my son up the north face ledge route to the top of Ben Nevis. It was a challenge in places - particularly with the snow and ice - but it was an unforgettable experience! Ken was a great guide.


I usually do these things with my Husband, but we currently live in Singapore and I’m back visiting family and didn’t want to miss out. I was doubly anxious because our usual guide was unavailable, but Ken quickly put me at ease. For me that’s about feeling like I have all the information I need, being reassured that I’m making good time and having a few scheduled breaks for snacks etc. We also had a good chat, which made the walk in fly by. A very enjoyable day, I felt safe and comfortable throughout. I hope to be back in the future for more adventures.

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