Winter climbing in Glencoe, Highlands or Cairngorms

Euan, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you for 1 or more days to experience amazing winter climbing in Scotland, a land with a huge variety of ice and snow terrain.




Trip Duration

1+ day

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I invite you to join me fo 1 or more days of winter climbing in Scotland. This beautiful land has been blessed with an inmense variety of winter climbing terrain. We can find from ice smears and frozen waterfalls to  rimed rock and vertical turf buttresses.

    I will chose the right route for you to maximise learning and enjoyment.

    Glencoe, the Southern Highlands, the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber are common venues where I usually take my clients. Also, I can travel to your base.

    This program is perfect for you if you already have winter hill walking or rock climbing experience or winter mountaineering experience (grade I and II routes).

    Please find below some examples of routes we could do together:

    • Stairway to Heaven (III) and Taxus, Dothaidh and Beinn
    • Sunshine Gully (III), Beinn Udlaidh, Peter Pan and Quartzvein Scoop (IV)
    • Meall Buidhe, Echo Edge (III
    • Buachaillie Etive Mor, North Buttress (IV) and Crowberry Gully (IV)
    • Vanishing Gully (V) and Green Gully (IV), Tower Ridge (IV), Ben Nevis
    • Stob Coire Nan Lochain, SC Gully (III) and Raeburn’s Route (IV)
    • The Seam (IV) and Hidden Chimney Direct (IV), Sidewinder (III),  Northern Corries
    • Carn Etchachan, Route Major (IV)
    •  Lochnagar, Shadow Buttress A (IV)
    • Shelterstone Crag, Castle Wall (IV)

    Are you interested to experience winter climbing in Scotland? Please get in touch with me and let’s discuss about a program which answer your wishes and expectations.

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    195 GBP

    Group of 2
    98 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Harnesses and crampons are included in the price. I can arrange the hire of ice axes and crampons.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    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 !



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    What People are Saying about Euan Whittaker


    Euan is an excellent leader and seems to have a great gift of knowing the abilities of those he is leading. He definitely creates even more enthusiasm and enjoyment : even when I am going to have a really great day, he makes it even better!
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    Anne Stewart
    Some of the best days I have had in the winter hills have been those guided by Euan. The climbing is always challenging, for me, but his calm reassurance and expertise always results in an enjoyable and memorable day.I am already looking forward to doing more routes with him next winter!
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    Ian McIntosh
    Euan was great and I would recommend him to others.
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    I was fortunate enough to have Euan as my Guide for my first alpine adventure. Euan’s patience, knowledge and humour made our trip challenging, rewarding, educational and above all fun. I would not hesitate to book him for future outgoings and recommend him highly to anyone who is looking for a guide in the mountains or on the crag.
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    Jim Parsons

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