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Alan and Paul after a longer than expected climb of 'Andromeda'
in Coire an Lochain. Four days of guided winter climbing
in the Northern Cairngorms.
The Brunel walking club meet the Corrag
Bhuidhe pinnacles of An Teallach. Guided
winter walking in North West Scotland.
Hugh putting in the final placement
on 'Invernookie' in the Northern Cairngorms.
Dave inching carefully across the 'hands free' traverse on 'Creagh Dhu Wall' at Craig y Castell, Tremadog. North Wales.
Caroline making the final laybacking moves of 'Solstice'
on a guided climbing weekend in North Wales.

guided days  can be arranged for yourself, with a friend, for a group or club, or even as a gift for someone else. Whether it's walking, scrambling or climbing, in summer or winter, I'll do my best to provide a memorable time out. This can range from safely accompanying a group of sponsored walkers to the summit of Snowdon, to guiding a challenging winter climb.

You'll find daily guiding prices on the booking page. All technical and safety equipment is provided free (in winter this includes mountaineering axes, climbing axes and crampons if you haven't got your own). Just call or email with your requirements and I'll get back to you with a quote and all relevant information. Feel free to sound me out with any ideas you may have.


guided winter climbing  can be arranged anywhere in the Highlands, whether it's to tick a 'Cold Climbs' classic or for a mission to discover the far North West. It's a great way of broadening your winter climbing experience, pushing your grade or simply grabbing the chance to climb when a partner isn't available. I'm happy to guide on grade I snow gullies through to grade V ice climbs, and up to V 6 on mixed routes (conditions permitting). Guided winter climbing is available on a daily basis. However, if you have your eyes on a particularly long or more serious/technical route (e.g. Tower Ridge or an ice route on Liathach), it would be necessary to check out your current level of fitness and climbing ability on a shorter/easier climb, which will require an extra day.


guided Scottish winter walking and mountaineering  there are Scottish winter journeys to suit just about anybody's ability; from ascents of winter Munros, to exploring deep gullies in the heart of the Cairngorms and Torridonian mountains, to crossing classic West Coast snowy ridges such as the Aonach Eagach. Available on a daily basis.


guided rock climbing in North Wales  is available on a daily basis with the emphasis being purely on climbing some of the best of Welsh rock. The choice of hundreds of great climbs is yours - Grooved Arete (V Diff), Crackstone Rib (S), Main Wall (HS), Mur-y-Niwl (VS), Dream of White Horses (HVS), Superdirect on Dinas Mot (E1), Cenotaph Corner (E1), Vector (E2) - You can still have a little coaching or instructional content thrown in, or just enjoy the whole climbing experience in magnificent mountain and coastal scenery. Even if you've never been climbing before, a 'taster day' can be arranged.


guided rock climbing in Scotland  can be arranged anytime in the spring or autumn provided that you book a minimum of 3 days. The possibilities to explore, discover, escape and relax on a Highland climbing break are endless. Personal favourites are cragging on perfect rock at Diabeg, an idyllic fishing village on the coast of Wester Ross. Or climbing the huge rocky slabs of Sron na Ciche on the Isle of Skye, especially when it's the last pitch of the afternoon with the sun spreading across the rock face.


Skye  mountains, sea, great rock, magical light... Skye is unique and in our own backyard. There's countless corries and ridges to explore with rock climbs of near alpine length and quality. The scrambling is as good as it gets anywhere (if not the best) and a traverse of the main Cuillin ridge ranks as the mother of all British mountaineering journeys.

Guided trips of between 3 and 5 days can be organised for climbing, or scrambling, or a ridge traverse, with a little skills training along the way if you'd like it. The best times to go to Skye are in May, early June and in Sept, when the weather's traditionally more stable. I quote separately for guiding on Skye, so please get in touch for a no obligation chat.

There are 11 Munros on the main Cuillin ridge, including the Inaccessible Pinnacle (the most difficult of all the Munros). A 4 day itinerary allows you to ascend all of these peaks and return to your valley accommodation each evening. This is a fantastic way to intimately experience the Cuillin mountains. The days are long but achievable for any fit hill walker… you can even factor in a floating rest day.


Old Man of Hoy  the esoteric journey to climb the Old Man of Hoy ranks as one of the coolest climbing adventures in Britain. This sandstone column stands 137m above the Atlantic at the most westerly point of the Orkneys. 4 days is advisable to allow time for ferry crossings and to keep a day in hand in case of poor weather. You'll need to be already seconding 5a/5b. If you'd like to cost-out a trip to climb the Old Man of Hoy, please get in touch for a no obligation chat.


Mainland Sea Stacks  on the north west coast of the Highlands lie two other legendary sea stacks - the impressive Old Man of Stoer, and Am Buachaille (the herdsman) which stands alone in Sandwood bay, the mainland's most remote beach and a John Muir Trust property. A 3 day trip is enough for both climbs and to have a day in contingency (which if isn't used, can be spent cragging at the excellent sea cliffs at Reiff). You'll need to be already seconding 4c. If you'd like to cost-out a trip to climb either of these stacks, or both, please get in touch for a no obligation chat.