Ben Nevis Mixed/Ice | Ben Nevis, Scotland | Scottish Rock & Water

FROM £430




Ben Nevis - West Highlands


Challenging - 7


3 days


Min: 2 Max: 2


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The North Face of Ben Nevis offers some of the most inspiring terrain in any one place in Scotland. We will tackle some classic lines across the North face throughout the course if the conditions allow. This is more of a part teach, part guide course. Some previous rock climbing and winter walking/mountaineering experience is essential for this course.


Any technical equipment, crampons, ice axes, harness & helmet is included in the price

Effectively planning your days in the mountains, using weather and avalanche forecasts

Recap of core winter skills, such as efficient use of crampons and ice axe on approach to climbs

Appropriate gear selection and use, inc the use of ice screws

Retreating from multi-pitch climbs demonstrating the use of a variety of anchors

Coaching on technique and movement for Ice/Mixed terrain

Use of technical axes and crampons, inc care and maintenance

Avalanche awareness/avoidance and its implications for safe route choice

What's included?

✓  Highly experienced & qualified guide

✓  On-course transport

✓  Crampons

✓  Technical Ice axes

✓  Harness

✓  Helmet

✓  Ropes

✓  Any climbing hardware i.e. slings, carabiners, wires etc

✓  Shovels

✓  Group shelter

✓  First Aid kit

✓  Photos from your course

What's not included?

✗  Course Insurance

✗  Winter Boots

What do I need to bring?

  • Quality waterproofs i.e. Gore-tex or similar 

  • B2-B3 style boots

  • Hat, waterproof gloves plus spares x 2 minimum

  • Winter walking socks

  • We advise wearing 2-3 thinner layers rather than one thick layer so you can adjust your temperature during the activity

  • 'Belay' type jacket

  • Wicking base layers, top & bottoms

  • Goggles, double clear lens recommended

  • Head torch, plus spare batteries

  • Balaclava and neck gaiter

  • Lunch & warm drink

  • Rucksack 30-40ltr

  • 4 season sleeping bag to snow hole if the conditions are favourable 

What else can we provide?

  • Reservation for boot hire

  • Pick up & drop-offs

  • Accommodation