Start date

End date


Winter climbing in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms

Join Euan, IFMGA certified mountain guide, for one or several days of winter climbing in Scotland, in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms.

Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


The Scottish winter offers an infinite number of adventures to be had on the ice. The variety is inmense, from the ice falls and frozen turf of the Southern Highlands, the vast plateaus and granite crags of the Cairngorms to the snow ice of Ben Nevis.

I have been exploring this environment for over 18 years. I have therefore an excellent knowledge of where to go in all conditions. Besides, private guiding allows you the opportunity to maximize your time on the hill. Which means more fun time!

This program is aimed for all keen hill walkers, skiers, scramblers and climbers. You don’t need previous winter experience.

Some common venues in this are Glencoe, the Southern Highlands, Glencoe, the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber. Also, pleas note I can travel to your base.

Below there is a list of common objectives.

  •  The traverse of An Teallach, Liathach and the Aonach Eagach
  • Ben Nevis mixed and ice climbs such as Vanishing Gully (V), Point Five Gully (V), Green Gully (IV) Tower Ridge (IV), and Number 3 Gully Buttress (III)
  • Southern Highland routes such as Central Gully of Ben Lui (I), Taxus (III) and Peter Pan (V)
  • The mixed climbs of Cairngorm, such as Shadow Buttress A (IV), Route Major (IV) and The Milky Way (III)
  • Ski touring in the Cairngorms and Ben Lawers range
  • Munro bagging and snowholing on the Cairngorm plateau

Do you want to come to Scotland and climb during the winter. Then please get in touch with me! I will be very happy to guide you here and let you enjoy an unforgettable time on our mountains. Of course the summer is also great for an adventure in Scotland. Check out for example this climbing and scrambling.




About the guide

guide profile img

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide
I have been climbing for 23 years and instructing for over 19 years. I'm a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations.
I'm based in Edinburgh which allows me quick access to the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District. As well as climbing across the UK, I have climbed and skied extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
My personal highlights so far include:
- When The Wind Blows (E6) Back Bowden, Northumberland
- White Magic (VII, 7) Northern Corries, Cairngorms
- South Pillar of La Barre des Ecrins (TD, 1000m) French Alps
Some of my favourite climbs are:
- Poker Face (E1) Pavey Ark, Lake District
- Point 5 Gully (V) Ben Nevis
- North Ridge of Pollux (AD) Swiss Alps
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the mountains of Scotland or any other around the globe !

What people are saying about this trip

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

GBP 202 each

Group of 2

GBP 102 each

Group of 3

GBP 68 each

Group of 4

GBP 51 each

Group of 5

GBP 41 each

Group of 6

GBP 35 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The included equipment is harness and helmet. I can arrange the hire of ice axes and crampons.

For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions