The west coast has some of the most inspiring & exciting terrain to be explored in Scotland, the areas of Ben Nevis, Glen Coe & Ardgour are all classic climbing regions of Scotland, on this climbing course, we will guide you up some of the best of the bunch in these areas. Your guide will choose the best climbs based on your experience and the conditions on the day.
Ascend some of the classic climbs on the west coast of Scotland
Coaching with movement to become more confident on easier climbs
Recap of core skills, tying in, belaying & movement techniques
Due to the variety of weather conditions encountered in Scotland this course is run with a conditions based approach, meaning that your instructor/guide will use the best of conditions to maximise safety, your learning and overall experience throughout your course. Below is a sample itinerary.
We meet and chat through the week ahead, and what people want to get from the five days. We then look at the weather forecast and chat through options. On the rock, we concentrate on solid core skills, tying in, belaying, handling traditional climbing equipment, movement and how to retreat if needed throughout the course.
This is what you have come for - climbing some of the best easy climbs in the west coast of Scotland. As always the objectives and the training areas will be weather and conditions dependent. The training focus will be on improving your core skills in the rock climbing mountaineering environment. There will be a growing emphasis on your own ability to make decisions, whether it be about packing your bag, tying into anchors, where to stand on belays. Overall, you should expect to feel more confident and competent about mountain multi-pitch climbing and leave the course with more valuable experience under your belt. Some of the climbs could include:
> Agags Groove
> Tower Ridge
> Observatory Buttress - Ben Nevis
> Quiver Rib - Glen Coe
> January Jigsaw
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ All Climbing hardware
✓ Local climbing guidebook
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Course Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair comfortable, waterproof walking boots or shoes
Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar
Spare insulating layer
Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
Water bottle or flask
Rucksack 30-40 ltr
Hat & waterproof gloves
Lunch, plus a little spare food
Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!)
Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag
What else can we provide?
Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip. So we have used some of the local B&B's due to the fact they provide what we need well. The rooms are priced on a sharing basis, but we can also arrange private rooms and/or different accommodation if you wish.
Price is for 4 nights.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.
Please select a start date.
DATES DON'T WORK?
We regularly organise bespoke dates and trips, if the above dates don't work for you, drop us a message and let's see what we can do for you.