Kirkhope Mountaineering is 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 and we are available for guiding year round throughout Scotland. This winter we are offering a comprehensive range of activities such
as winter Ben Nevis guided trips, Scottish winter climbing courses, winter mountaineering courses and guided winter climbing on Ben Nevis and in
Glencoe and a variety of winter skills courses too.
There is so much to offer
with Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain on our doorstep
and Glen Coe, the Mamores', the Grey Corries and the Skye Cuillin ridge 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.
Why not join one of our Ben Nevis guides for one of the many Ben Nevis guided trips to the summit. Push yourself
with a Ben Nevis winter climb or scramble or if it is your first time why not join us for one of our Ben Nevis guided walks via the Ben Nevis mountain
path or the 'Tourist path' as it is known. Our qualified instructors and guides know the area well and work to the highest standards
Glencoe is one of Scotland's most famous landscapes with towering rocky peaks to the south and the Aonach Eagach
ridge to the north. Bauchaille Etive Mor stands at the entrance to Glencoe and offers amazing rock climbing and scrambling like Agag's grove and Curved ridge. Our Glencoe mountain guides can show you all of these amazing places, hidden
amongst Glencoe's Munros.
Booking a Skye Cuillin ridge guide is one of
our most popular courses with full Cuillin ridge traverses or Cuillin Munro courses available
throughout the summer months. The Cuillin ridge on Skye is world renowned and has some of the best rock climbing and mountaineering in Scotland.
At Kirkhope Mountaineering, we spend time with our clients' to tailor our courses to your specific needs.
With over 10 years of experience in guiding and instructing a wide mix of groups, we are in a perfect position to help and advise you, what it is you need to develop. If you book with us, you will
get a course or trip based on your wants and needs. No mixed groups, just you and your qualified mountain guide or instructor.
All of our guides and Instructors are qualified and experienced people who have a love of the outdoors and
an enthusiasm for sharing everything they know about the places and environments they work in.
"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 previous
experience, you managed to deliver 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.