Bespoke Winter Guiding in Scotland

Descending ben Nevis via Red Burn

Please check out the Essential Info for Scotland page for info on equipment, locations, accommodation, transport, preparation and useful blog posts.

Is this the course for me?

If you've looked at all our other courses and none of them is a perfect fit for you, then bespoke guiding is what you need. 

What level of fitness do I need?

This depends on what you want to achieve.

What does the course cover?

Anything you want it to. The beauty of this option is that we can completely tailor your time with us to your needs and aspirations.

What's the maximum ratio?

1:1 and 1:2: limited only by your own ability and aspirations
1:3: allows climbing at Grade II-III, eg Curved Ridge (Glen Coe), Dorsal Arete (Glen Coe)
1:4: allows up to Grade II, eg Aonach Eigach ridge (Glen Coe), Ledge Route (Ben Nevis), Central Buttress (Lochnagar), Liathach Ridge (Torridon). 
1:5 and 1:6: scrambling, walking, and basic skills training. 

What dates are available?

Check our availability on the calendar in the Winter Climbing & Mountaineering in Scotland section - you choose the date, and we tailor the programme for you.

How much will it cost?

1:1 - £225 per full day
1:2 - £245 per full day
1:3 - £265 per full day
1:4 - £285 per full day
1:5 - £305 per full day
1:6 - £325 per full day
These fees are non-residential. You will need to arrange your own accommodation - check out the Essential Info for Scotland page for ideas.

Useful blog posts

Top Tips For A Safe Fun Winter Season
Do You Recognise The 10 Early Warning Signs Of Hypothermia?
Why Do Hill Walkers and Mountaineers Need Movement Coaching?
Why do some mountaineers end the day with energy to spare?
How to Navigate Like a Pro
7 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Time In The Mountains
Top Tips For Successful Snow-Holing
7 Ways To Make Your Goals More Achievable In 2018 (And How We Did In 2017)
Managing Risk in the Mountains #1: The Three Variables
Managing Risk in the Mountains #2: Heuristics & Mind Sets