Winter Climbing, Ben Nevis
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Welcome to Kirkhope Mountaineering

We provide bespoke mountaineering instruction and guiding in the Highlands of Scotland.

Based in Fort William, in the outdoor capital of the UK, we are ideally situated to help you get the most out of your outdoor experience. With Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain on our door step and Glen Coe, the Mamores' and the Grey Coires' just a short drive away, we can choose the best location to make the most out of the changeable Scottish weather and conditions, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us.


Whether you want to conquer Ben Nevis, learn the mountaineering skills you need to embark on your own adventures, our bespoke courses will help you reach your goal. At Kirkhope Mountaineering, we spend time with our clients' to tailor our courses to your specific needs and with a guaranteed small client to instructor ratio, you are sure to get quality time with your instructor.


The winter season is around the corner, so have a look at our winter pages to find the best course for you.


We also offer Mountain bike courses and guiding please visit Kirkhope Mountain Biking's website for more details.




We have a full range of Summer Courses available from guided walking and scrambling through to rock climbing, we have courses to suit all abilities.






We also offer Winter Courses from an introduction to Winter walking through to learning to lead in the Scottish winter. All designed to equip you with the skills to go out on your own in winters to come.


"The content of the five days was well balanced with regards to the mix between theoretical aspects, practising skills and putting it all into action. Despite my relatively limited previouse experience, you managed to deliever the right amount of encouragement, allowing me to exceed my own expectations whilst always feeling safe. Ledge route was definitely the highlight of the week. The course has really improved my confidence and definitely emphasized my enthusiasm for the mountains."


Dave Sampson, Winter Mountaineering.

"We spent 2 days winter climbing with Scott, under his instruction he helped us develop existing skills and learn much more. His professionalism, skill and attitude gave us confidence, inspiration and a standard to aim for, while at every moment being humble and eager to share and give us as much of his knowledge as possible. We cannot thank him enough and highly recommend him"


Camo & James.

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