Scottish winter climbing has to be one of the most testing and rewarding components of climbing in the UK. It requires a unique combination of skills and knowledge and offers a lifetime of amazing adventure and experience. We offer bespoke guiding and instruction throughout the winter on some of the most famous routes in Scotland. We’re in the process of compiling our own list of some of Scotland’s classic winter climbs to give you a flavor of what we can offer, but in the meantime, this list of 25 Scottish Winter Classics might provide some inspiration. If you are interested in arranging a day, or a few days guided winter climbing in Scotland then please get in touch.
Some previous climbing or mountaineering experience is desirable. Maybe you have a particular climb on your ‘bucket list’ that you’ve always wanted to do? Or, perhaps you are just curious to explore some of the great crags Scotland has to offer? We will advise you on the level of ability required to tackle some of the countries greatest climbs and can offer training and coaching to help you get there. We strive to offer flexible, tailored instruction specific to your goals.
Guided Scottish Winter climbing works well on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis (instructor to participant) and can be booked from one day to a week in duration.
*Our pricing structure is based on a 1:1 ratio, with an additional fee of £20 per day for all extra participants: £180 for one day decreasing to £140 per day for five days. For more details, please see our pricing structure.
Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.
We will provide all of the technical climbing equipment, including a helmet and harness if required. If you have any of your own equipment that you would like to use, we will encourage you to use it as long as it’s suitable. It’s always good to use your own equipment as it will be familiar to you, and will help you to feel more comfortable. However, you will need to provide some personal items including a rucksack, waterproofs, suitable footwear, and a packed lunch.
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Cracking day for @westcoast_mountainguides David is planning a trip to climb Cerro Torre later this year and is putting in the training now. We climbed Thompson’s Route. Lots of new snow overnight after the big thaw and still some ice hanging on in there higher up. Thanks for a great day David and looking forward to the next one in February 👍