Winter Climbing

Ice Climbing

Scotland is blessed with a huge and diverse selection of winter routes of all grades. Many of the approach walks are relatively short hence the regular visits from abroad by some pretty talented climbers. The Scottish mountains in winter though deserve huge respect. On a winter climbing course we look at the whole package, from planning, equipment, logistics, through to the route selection and getting onto the route safely. This is all before tackling the snow, ice and rock itself. We then need to consider safe retreat, getting off and what if it goes wrong. Expect a lot of learning!

Alternatively, enjoy the ride and let someone else make the decisions. Let us guide you on some of the Scottish classics such as Tower Ridge and Observatory Ridge on Ben Nevis or perhaps Minus One gully. Alternatively, we can base ourselves further east and tackle Creag Meagaidh and the classic routes on the Post Face. Further East the character of the climbing changes again; mixed climbing on Cairngorm granite has to be experienced and enjoyed.

Let us know what you fancy and we can plan days and routes to suit you. Winter climbing ratios are 1:2 or 1:1. Prices are here.  Let the winter adventure begin.

Cairngorm Mixed Climbing
Green Gully, Ben Nevis