Winter Climbing Course, Scotland.
Winter Climbing Course, Scotland.

Winter climbing guide - Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Skye and the Cairngorms.

Guided winter climbing and rock climbing guide.

Tower gap Tower ridge, Ben Nevis.

Kirkhope Mountaineering offers a wide range of Private guided experiences on Ben Nevis, in Glencoe, the Cairngorms and Skye. We offer winter climbing guides for Scottish Winter climbing and Rock climbing guides in the summer months. Hire a Ben Nevis guide to enjoy classics like Tower Ridge, Ledge route, Point five gully, Hadrian's wall and Orion Direct. Some of the best and longest routes in the country.


Glencoe is one of Scotland's most famous Glen's and has a wealth of climbing and mountaineering. Summer guided classics like the Aonach Eagach, Curved ridge, Agag's groove or rock climbing on Bauchaille Etive Mor are firm favourites that will have you smiling from ear to ear.


The Cairngorms offers some of the most accessible winter climbing in Scotland with routes in the Northern coires but it is also an area of vast wilderness where it is easy to find a new adventure.


The Skye Cuillin ridge is a mecca for British climbers and mountaineers, a full Skye Cuillin ridge traverse in summer or winter conditions is high on the list of many a climbers 'must do' routes. In recent years the sea cliffs of Skye have seen lots of development and now has a huge number of crags on many different and interesting rock types to play on.


Please get in contact to discuss your plans and ambitions and we'll do our best to help you achieve them.



If your looking for some inspiration below is a list of some of the classic routes we can offer.


Classic rock.

A famous collection of great climbs from the 'Classic Rock' book by Ken Wilson (1978), with such routes as Agag's groove, the Long climb, Integrity, Savage slit and Ardverikie wall there is a route and a grade out there for everyone to get the experience they want.

The Cioch, Skye The Cioch, Skye

Scotland's classic mountain ridges.

Scotland has a some of Britians greatest ridges from Curved ridge and the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe to Ben Nevis classics such as Tower ridge and North East buttress and the Liathach and An Teallach traverses in the North West. These routes offer stunning situations and a truly memorable experience. In Winter they take on a completly different feel and a greater level of challenge and are considered to be some of the finest outings in the United Kingdom.

The Aonach Eagach The Aonach Eagach

Cold climbs.

Another list, this time of the classic winter climbs the UK has to offer such as Combe gully, Point five gully, Deep cut chimney, the Pumpkin, Crowberry gully and Quartzvein scoop. Some of these routes come into 'condition' most winters but some may only be climbable on the very rare occasion, and routes on this list are considered 'a must' for any winter climber.

South post direct, Creag Meaghaidh, cold climbs, scottish winter climbing South post direct, Creag Meaghaidh



Phone: +447500029783

"I thought you were an absolutely superb companion with endless patience and the choice of routes was well judged given the restricted conditions we had. You were protective of me as your client through-out the whole weekend and it was a pleasure climbing with you."


Ann Shaw, Private guiding.

"Hey Scott, thanks again for the Tower ridge experience we all absolutely loved it!"


Peter Naylor and friends, Private guiding.

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