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Winter mountaineering course around Fort William and Glen Coe

5-day winter mountaineering course with Ken, an MIC certified guide, to improve your winter climbing skills while admiring Fort Williams and Glen Coe area.

Mountain RangeHighlands
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Improve your winter climbing skills on a comprehensive 5-day course.

  • Enjoy climbing during the winter in the amazing Scottish Highlands.

  • Catch sight of amazing landscapes as you acquire new skills.


Are you a fit hillwalker looking to step it up a notch? Then this Winter Mountaineering course is the perfect opportunity to learn more technical aspects of the sport!

During this 5-day course I will teach you a diverse range of skills to increase your confidence when on winter adventures:

  • How to move efficiently over steep and exposed terrain.
  • Advancing through low-grade gullies and ridges.
  • Revisit central winter skills like the use of the ice ax, crampons, or rope gully.
  • Introduce climbing techniques such as ropework, avalanche awareness, and winter navigation.

I’ll be teaching these techniques while touring around the admirable scenery that surrounds the Fort William and Glen Coe Area.

Some of the example routes that we may take are:

  • Ledge Route (I/II) Ben Nevis
  • East Ridge (I/II) Beinn a’Chaorainn
  • Ledge Route (II) Ben Nevis
  • No.2 Gully (II) Ben Nevis
  • Aonach Eagach (II) Glen Coe
  • Golden Oldie, (II) Aonach Mor
  • Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor (II/III) Glen Coe
  • School House (ENE) Ridge of Sgorr Bhan (II) Glen Coe

So this 5-day winter mountaineering course will offer you a wide range of activities: learning more about snow and ice climbing, walking with little visibility, and winter survival techniques. Also, I’ll explain daily climate, avalanche, and how to evaluate ascent conditions. If 5 days is too much for you, I also offer a 4-day New year course. This could be the perfect adventure to start a fulfilling Year!

Whatever your preferred option is, keep in mind that these winter mountaineering courses will help you improve your skills. The result is that you will be much more efficient at moving around the endless scenery of the Scottish Highlands!

Contact me now to improve your mountaineering skills and become a Scottish Winter Highlander! And if you are looking for something else around Scotland I offer other possibilities like the Cuillin Hiking or the Cuillin ridge traverse.