Advanced winter climbing courses

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Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Advanced winter climbing course

Why should I do an advanced winter climbing course with Climb365?

The advanced winter climbing course is designed for those who have climbed at grade III or above and want to climb the routes at  best classic routes around the highlands of Scotland.

Our aim through the week is to guide you up some of the best classic winter climbs.  We will aim to climb classic ice and some of the great mixed routes available.  We will travel from our base in Fort William to make the best of the weather through the week.

Some days we will be in the Cairngorms, Ben Nevis, Creag Meagaidh or Torridon.

Here is a taste of some routes we might climb (obviously not all of them, that would be going well!? )

Glencoe & Ben Nevis

Deep-cut Chimney III/IV Glen Coe

Crowberry Gully III/IV Glen Coe

Green Gully IV 4 Ben Nevis

The Curtain IV/5 Ben Nevis

Point Five Gully V/5 Ben Nevis

Orion Face V/5 Ben Nevis

Cairngorms & Creag Meagaidh

The Pumpkin V/4 Creag Meagaidh

The Wand  V/5 Creag Meagaidh

Savage Slit V/6 Cairngorms

Route Major IV/5 Cairngorms

Fingers ridge IV/4 Cairngorms

Deep cut chimney IV/5 Cairngorms


George III/4 Liathach

East Buttress IV/5 Beinn Eighe

West Butress IV/5 Beinn Eighe

Poachers fall V/5 Liathach

Pinnacle ridge IV Skye

Kit we provide.

Included in the price we provide :
helmets, harnesses, climbing hard wear such as lead rack, ice screws, karabiners etc

If you have your own kit that’s great and of course you will prefer to use them but if you are flying or travelling by train to Scotland and space is a premium then feel free to use ours.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring clothing suitable for the demands of a Scottish winter, here is a Winter kit list for you to download and check through.

We often give advice to those buying new kit for the course. We know what works through experience and can advise you on the best kit for you prior to the course.

Kit hire prices:

If you don’t have the specific winter kit needed for the course you can hire it from us. We will arrange this for you when organising your place on the course.

Winter climbing/mountaineering boots are £15 per day
Crampons £10 per day or £40 per 5 day course
Walking axe supplied free as part of the course
Technical axe and hammer £10 per day or £40 per 5 day course.


All our courses are run in the West Highlands including areas such as Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh.

We base our courses in Fort William please follow this link to suggestions for accommodation.  We will however be travelling to the best areas for this course due to the aim of climbing classic routes throughout Scotland.

Monday to Friday

4th to 8th Jan
11th to 15th Jan
18th to 22nd Jan
25th to 29th Jan
1st to 5th Feb
8th to 12th Feb
15th to 19th Feb
22nd to 26th Feb
29th Feb to 4th March
7th to 11th March
14th to 18th March
21st to 25th March
28th March to 1st April

If you don’t see dates that suit, you can book privately on dates arranged for you.

Advanced winter climbing courses price:

All our courses for 2017 are being run as follows:
Prices are per day per instructor/guide.

1:1 £295
1:2 £325

The day rate is higher for this course due to the distance and additional time needed to travel around the Highlands to the best venues.
This course is set at the ratio of 1 instructor to 2 climbers. This is due to the committing nature of these routes.

All our courses are run in the West Highlands including areas such as Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh.
Or based in the Cairngorms. As you are the one booking we can suggest where would be best or you might have some routes in mind that you would love to do.

If based over in the West look for Fort William if over in the Cairngorms (East) look for Aviemore: please follow this link to suggestions for accommodation.

You will need to travel to and from the course but we often can provide transport during the course.

You can simply book online and fill in the booking form all in one go.

We use world pay to make things safe and as easy as possible for you.

Once you have booked online, you will receive a confirmation email for your booking with all the arrangements for your activity.

If you are wanting to book an activity which starts within 48 hours of the  booking date, please call us so that we can process your booking on the phone. This will ensure you don’t miss out and can have a great time on the activity.

If you would like to email or chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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