Scottish Classic Winter Climbs
  • Scotland
  • 5 Days
  • 2 People to 1 instructor

Scottish Classic Winter Climbs

  • Climb
  • Intermediate
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Put your experience and enthusiasm to good use and climb with the most experienced guides and instructors in Scotland. This superlative Winter Climbing experience aims to help you get the best from five days in Scotland. Our high staff to student ratio gives you a tailor made week of action to help you fulfil your winter climbing potential and move up the grades. We'll develop your skills by sharing our passion for winter climbing as we find our way up the big grade III to IV routes on ice and mixed terrain. Climbing some of the longer classics will mean the need for speedy and efficient climbing, and you're bound to pick up plenty of top tips along the way. This course will be delivered from our scenic winter base in Scotland, the Alltshellach hotel in North Ballachulish.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

You'll build on your previous experience and develop your winter climbing skills.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

You'll climb routes such as

Twisting Gully (III), SC Gully (III), Raeburns Route (IV), Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe

Crowberry Gully (IV), North Buttress (III/IV, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Deep Cut Chimney (IV), Central Gully (IV), Stob Coire nam Beith, Glencoe

Taxus (III), West Buttress (III), Beinn an Dothaidh

Sunshine Gully (III), Quartvein Scoop (IV), Beinn Udlaidh

Left Twin (III), Morwind (III), Aonach Mor

Comb Gully (IV), Green Gully (IV), Number Three Gully Buttress (III), Tower Ridge (IV), Ben Nevis

Experience Required

If you've attended our Scottish Introduction to Winter Climbing Course or gained similar experience of climbing routes of grade II or above then this is the next step for you. A high level of fitness will allow you to make the most of this week. You'll need to be able to undertake five consecutive days in the Scottish Mountains with ascents of approximately 1000m whilst carrying a rucksack weighing about 10Kg.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Your equipment hire, including snow safety equipment is included, as is in-course transport and parking. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. The address of Plas y Brenin in Scotland is HF Holidays Alltshellach, Onich, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6SA.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

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This course will help you become

A winter climber with good base of experience.

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