This course designed for people who wish to be guided along some of the classic ridges on the West Coast of Scotland! We tackle some of the best scrambling on offer in Glen Coe & Ben Nevis; if conditions allow we will tackle classics such as Tower Ridge, Aonach Eagach & Curved Ridge, giving you memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life!
Traverse the most famous ridge in main land Scotland
Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain
Breathtaking views across Glen Coe
Have a relaxing refreshment in the famous Clachaig Inn
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.
Day 1 Ledge Route - Ben Nevis
Today we meet chat through the week with the forecast and plan ahead accordingly. We then head off up towards The North Face of the Ben looking to ease us into the week by tackling ledge route which has some easier scrambling with stunning views across the north face.
Day 2 Lagan Garbh - Buachaille Etive Mor
Day two we hope to head into Glen Coe to tackle the impressive looking Lagan Garbh, with its rounded rough rock to start off with and weaving our way up the buttress which has a steeper finish but is short lived!
Day 3 Aonach Eagach
The ridge that everyone talks about and wants to do, well today we tackle it head on! It's a fair hike to Am Bodach before we get kitted up for the first little section of scrambling, we walk the next section before weaving our way to the pinnacles! An absolute classic!
Day 4 Curved Ridge - Buachaille Etive Mor
Back to the Buachille today to head up Curved Ridge, with the distinctly panoramic views across Rannoch Moor it's a jaw dropper. It's a little spicier today with a few steeper sections to negotiate, and it spits us out at the summit of Stob Dearg.
Day 5 Tower Ridge - Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge, regarded as one of the best scrambles in Scotland, and rightly so, we have saved this one till the last day for you to finish on a high! It has some of the best views of the North face, and it pops you out onto the summit of the Ben after negotiating in infamous tower gap.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Climbing hardware
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
A pair of stiff comfortable, waterproof walking boots
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.
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.