Tim climbing up a mountain in a blizzard

Winter climbing

Winter climbing instruction in Scotland, led by a fully qualified, highly skilled Mountaineering Instructor. Each day of winter climbing instruction aims to increase your personal winter climbing skills.

Our winter climbing instruction is tailored directly to your abilities and will cover what you need. Some examples of potential areas for focus may include:

  • Appropriate equipment selection and use
  • Weather and avalanche forecast interpretation, and use of the map
  • Appropriate route selection
  • Climbing techniques on snow, ice and mixed
  • Winter climbing protection
  • Use of the rope in ascent and descent
  • Emergency procedures and related equipment/technology

Our Winter Climbing course is targeted at providing you with the skills to get you out on the ice or snow — climbing safely and enjoying the brutal beauty of Scotland in winter. Instruction with us will give you the skills to assess the conditions, the terrain and the equipment to be safe while achieving your Winter mountain dreams.

There is nothing quite like the challenge of Winter climbing in Scotland’s wild icy terrain, and we are excited to help you step up your skills and give you the confidence to get out in the craggy white wonderland.

What you’ll need for your Winter Climbing Course:

  • A positive attitude
  • waterproofs
  • warm winter clothing
  • three pairs of waterproof winter gloves
  • ski goggles
  • head torch
  • day rucksack
  • food and a hot drink
  • B3 mountaineering boots*
  • crampons*
  • climbing axes*

*we can help you with hiring the boots, crampons and axes if you’re new to winter climbing and aren’t ready to buy your own.

We’ll provide everything else you’ll need for your day of climbing, including full safety gear, helmet, ropes, harness, maps and compasses.

Come brave the elements and unleash your inner Winter warrior!

Contact us

Get in touch and let us know about what you’re looking for – we’ll help figure out the best plan to suit you.