Scottish Winter: The ultimate winter playgound


Scotland is the ultimate testing ground for mountaineers and climbers; fickle conditions, rough weather and chunky walk ins however, the good days are unforgettable as Scotland offers some of the very best terrain for winter mountaineering and climbing anywhere in the world.

Our Winter Mountaineering and Climbing days are designed for those with some previous experience of winter mountaineering. Whether you’re a seasoned winter climber looking to get on steeper, harder routes or looking to refresh the technical skills needed to climb safely in Scotland in winter conditions.

Mountain Expeditions offers professional and personable Winter Mountaineering and Climbing courses tailored specifically to you. Our west-coast based Mountaineering & Climbing Instructors are not only highly qualified and experienced, but they understand that learning these skills takes time and dedication and their enthusiasm for the winter mountains is contagious. Our qualified Instructors and Guides will help you master all aspects of winter mountaineering. With an emphasis on the progression of your personal winter skills you will feel increasingly competent and confident to tackle your goals.


“There was meticulous attention to detail and clear instruction throughout the course. Stuart was patient, engaging & knowledgeable – I now love Scottish winter climbingAngela Rainford

Expedition Facts

  • Duration:

    7 days
  • Activity:

    Winter Mountaineering & Climbing
  • Accommodation:

    Self arranged
  • Difficulty Level:

    C2 (Explain this)
  • Overview
  • Trip Suitability
  • Itinerary
  • Map
  • Included
  • Not Included
  • Difficulty Level
  • In-country Safety


All of our Winter Mountaineering and Climbing days are tailored specifically to you, offering you complete autonomy and flexibility during your time spent with us. Prior to your course, we will liaise with you to understand what level you’re currently at and, what you hope to achieve in the days you have booked.

We base ourselves on the west coast of Scotland where we have easy access to classic mountaineering routes such as Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive Mor, the Aonach Eagach ridge, Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis and legendary climbing routes such as Point 5, Orion Direct, or Smith’s Route on Ben Nevis. We do also however, often operate on the east coast in venues such as the Cairngorms as well.

Our Winter Mountaineering and Climbing courses in Scotland are best undertaken from January through to April. You can choose any dates that suit you and we’ll find the very best Instructor to match your objectives.

During our days together we’ll cover many aspects of mountaineering and climbing in winter, and improve on your current knowledge and skills. Wherever possible we try and involve you with the following:

  • Equipment selection and packing
  • Weather and avalanche conditions; interpretation and planning together with venue choice
  • Staying warm and dry
  • Having fun & enjoying the day

In a nutshell, we aim to deliver your winter mountaineering and climbing aims whilst teaching you many skills and passing on lots of mountain knowledge in the process.


Pricing, Dates & Availability

Private Winter days

All of our winter mountaineering courses are instructed on a ratio of 1:6* and tailored specifically for you.
We offer dates from January through to April – you can choose the dates that suit you best.
We’ll find the very best instructor available to match your snowy objectives!
*With bigger groups we simply have more Instructors



Plan Your Winter Mountaineering

1. Choose the dates that best suit you
2. Click on ‘Book My Winter Mountaineering’ button (just below) and fill in the Contact Us fields
3. We’ll call/email you to discuss the course and the details
4. We’ll then create a unique URL for your booking and send you the link!


January to April
2 day minimum booking
From £250 per day



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