Aonach Eagach, Glencoe.
Aonach Eagach, Glencoe.

Ben Nevis Guide, Glencoe Mountain Guide and Skye Cuillin Guide

Ben Nevis Guided walks, climb Ben Nevis with a Ben Nevis Guide

Rock climbing courses, Skye Cuillin Munros and Skye Cuillin Ridge traverses

Kirkhope Mountaineering is based in Fort William right at the base of Ben Nevis 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.

Climb Ben Nevis with a Ben Nevis Guide for one of the many Ben Nevis guided trips to the summit. Push yourself with a Ben Nevis winter climb or scramble to the summit on the North face of Ben Nevis with a Ledge Route Guide. If you fancy something a bit more challenging then why not think about booking a Tower Ridge Guide and climb Ben Nevis by one of the best and longest routes in the UK. If it is your first time why not join us for a Ben Nevis Guided walk via the Ben Nevis Mountain Path or the 'Tourist path' as it is known. Our qualified instructors and Ben Nevis Guides know the area well and work to the highest standards.

We offer a wide range of Scottish Winter Climbing courses for people looking to try their hand. We offer Winter Mountaineering courses, Winter Walking courses and Winter Climbing climbing courses in Glencoe, the Cairngorms and the Ben Nevis area. We also provide Guided Winter Climbing if you are looking for a guide for some Scottish Winter Climbing.

Booking a Skye Cuillin ridge guide is one of our most popular courses with full Skye Cuillin ridge traverses or Skye 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 and is a must-see if you are visiting the West Highlands of Scotland. The most famous peak on the Skye Cuillin Ridge is the Inaccessible Pinnacle, we offer guided days to the summit of this amazing peak throughout the summer.

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. We offer guided traverses of the Aonach Eagach and guided ascents of Curved Ridge. Our Glencoe Mountain Guides can show you all of these amazing places, hidden amongst Glencoe's Munros.

If all of that sounds a bit serious and energetic, we also offer Rock climbing guiding and coaching sessions in Glen Nevis and a half and full-day walks of some of the area most special and beautiful locations like Steall Falls and the Lost Valley in Glencoe.

Ben Nevis Guides

Our Ben Nevis Guides are available to guide you safely to the summit of Ben Nevis via a variety of routes. The Ben Nevis Mountain track, Ledge route, Tower ridge and the CMD arete. Book your Ben Nevis guide today!


Glencoe Mountain Guides

Book a Glencoe Mountain Guide to help you experience the best of what one of Scotland's most famous Glens has to offer. Guided Hill walking, Scrambling and Rock Climbing are all possible in this amazing area.


Skye Cuillin Ridge courses

Our Skye Cuillin Ridge courses are a firm favourite for the Summer months. We offer Skye Cuillin Munro courses, Skye Cuillin ridge traverse courses and Guided rock Climbing on the Isles famous Black Cuillin and Sea cliffs.


Rock Climbing courses

We offer a full range of Rock Climbing courses, based around Fort William, Glencoe and further afield. We can cater for all abilities and levels, whether you are after an Introduction to Rock Climbing or a learning to lead courses or just guiding up some of Scotland's classic routes.

Guided Ben Nevis climbs

The UK's highest mountain is a challenge on most peoples list. The Mountain path is most people first experience of the mountain but the North face has so much more to offer. Ledge route, Tower Ridge, North-east Buttress and Castle Ridge to name a few.


Private Guiding

Booking a Guide for a day or more of Private Guiding gives you the flexibility to challenge yourself and make the most out of the current conditions. We offer Private guiding for Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Hill walking and Mountain Biking across Scotland.

In winter we offer 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.

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 professionals who have a love of the outdoors and an enthusiasm for sharing everything they know about the places and environments they work in.



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"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.

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