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Winter mountaineering in Torridon

guided winter mountaineering

This is proper mountaineering in a dramatic location. High in the mountains and dramatic scenery, climb winter ridges, snow gullies and classic routes on Ben Nevis, Glen Coe and the surrounding highlands. 

This service is offered in the Lake District should conditions allow.


1:1 £250

1:2 £300

Embark on an extraordinary winter mountaineering and scrambling journey tailored to your aspirations and skill level with our bespoke guided service. Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer seeking new challenges or a novice eager to conquer your first routes, our expert guides are dedicated to curating an unforgettable experience that aligns perfectly with your goals.

We can choose routes specific to your goals and your skillset.  Come with us to climb rock, ice and ridges as we make our way to the summits of the highlands. 

Example routes include: 

Ledge Route 

number 4 Gully 

Golden Oldy

Fiaciall Ridge 

Raeburns Gully 

 Aonach Eagach 

Curved Ridge 


Customised Experiences

Our bespoke service is all about you. We work closely with you to understand your preferences, abilities, and objectives. Whether you're interested in conquering classic routes, exploring hidden gems or learning the ropes, every detail is crafted to ensure an adventure that resonates with you.

Professional, Certified Guides

Lake District Mountaineering has a team of experienced, certified guides that are not only experts in climbing techniques and safety, but they are also passionate about sharing their love for the sport. With extensive knowledge of the terrain and routes, they'll lead you on a journey of discovery and achievement.

Safety First Approach

Your safety is paramount. Our guides are highly trained and up to date with best practice.  Our climbing instructors are affiliated with AMI and undergo regular CPD.  We are equipped with top-tier gear and equipment. Lake District Mountaineering conduct thorough risk assessments and ensure every precaution is taken to provide a secure and enjoyable climbing experience.


Access to Exclusive Locations

Benefit from our extensive network of climbing destinations, including both popular spots and hidden gems. Whether it's the northern corries mixed routes, ice climbs on Ben Nevis or the ridges of Glen Coe. 

Skill Development and Coaching

From beginners seeking a solid foundation to advanced climbers refining their technique, our guides provide personalised coaching and feedback. We're committed to helping you grow as a climber, working on a student-led focus and ensuring that you leave with a sense of accomplishment and newfound skills.

ben nevis mountaineering
traversing ben nevis


Qualified Guides

  • Our guides are WMCI qualfied with extensive knowledge. They are certified and trained to a high standard.  This standard is upheld through Mountain Training and our instructors are professional members of AMI.

Passion to inspire:

We're committed to leading by example, sharing knowledge, fostering growth and encouraging positivity in all climbing activities we provide. 

Personalised Instruction

Our guides offer one-on-one instruction, providing personalised tips and techniques to help climbers improve their skills and confidence on the rock.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Your climbing adventure is designed to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Whether it's a single day excursion or a development plan over multiple days, we're here to make it happen.

Passion for Climbing

We are avid climbers ourselves, and our passion for the sport is evident in the experiences we create. We genuinely love sharing our knowledge and helping others discover the joy of winter climbing.

Memories that Last a Lifetime

We believe that climbing is more than a physical challenge; it's an opportunity for personal growth and unforgettable memories. Our tailored approach ensures that your climbing adventure is a story you'll cherish forever.



Get in touch if you have a climb in mind or need some guidance towards choosing a route for you!


1:2 Ratio

Our instructors can lead up to 2 people in the mountains.


A party larger than 2 will require multiple guides - we can accommodate this on enquiry. 

Please get in touch to discuss. 


Hill walking experience is necessary 

A basic winter skills course is desirable 

We can accommodate your experience level - route choices will be discussed during the booking stage 

We can run the day in line with your experiences and skillset and tailor the day for you. 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing (warm and waterproof) and suitable mountain footwear (B2 boots)

A good rucksack to carry everything you need for the day is essential as you will need more equipment in the winter 


Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

This itinerary is selected to showcase the best of what can be achieved on the given day and we will take into consideration route conditions and avalanche forecasts. 

Dates on request

Please use the contact form or email us to enquire and we can organise a guided day based on your availability (and ours)


We can supply additional instructors for larger groups - 1:8 ratio for safety in this terrain 



We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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