Kirkhope Mountaineering offers a wide range of Private guided experiences in the Ben Nevis and Glencoe area. We offer Ben Nevis guiding in Summer and Winter, classics like Tower Ridge, Ledge route, the Aonach Eagach and Curved ridge, through to climbing some of the UK's classic climbs in both Summer and Winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.