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Overview

The beautiful Scottish Highlands present both unexpected challenges and unparalleled rewards. Whether you’re looking for your next adventure on British soil or preparing for an overseas trip, the Scottish mountains are the perfect venue to hone your skills and is the reason why Britain has created some of the world’s finest mountaineers throughout history.

Accommodation

We base ourselves out of Glencoe, with much of the best climbing and mountaineering right on our doorstep. You’ll stay at Alltshellach Hotel in comfy en-suite rooms.

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Scottish Winter Skills

5 Days
1:6

Take your first step to enjoying the mountains in winter with our intensive, five-day winter skills course based in Glen Coe.

Hillwalking experience required
Great views!

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering

5 Days
1:4

You’re a dedicated hillwalker who wants to take things up a level and become a true ‘mountaineer’, tackling the more challenging peaks of Glencoe and Lochaber in winter.

Experience required
Great views

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Scottish Introduction to Winter Climbing

5 Days
1:2

Winter climbing in Scotland offers rewards and challenges comparable with the best anywhere in the world. From a revision of the basic skills, to more advanced skills for steeper ground, you’ll make rapid progress over this five day course.

Great for beginners
Equipment provided

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Scottish Classic Winter Climbs

5 Days
1:2

Put your experience and enthusiasm to good use and climb with the most experienced guides and instructors in Scotland. This amazing Winter Climbing experience aims to help you get the best from five days in Scotland.

Experience required
Equipment provided

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Scottish Performance Winter Climbing

5 Days
1:2

You've been on our Scottish Classic Winter Climbs course and want to know what's next. Join us on this course to develop your winter climbing experience on some of the longer or more challenging routes and improve your technique still further.

Experience required
Equipment provided

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Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Training

5 Days
1:2

Though said in jest, we do believe ‘West is best’ for these courses. Quite simply, we have a huge diversity of mountain ranges and terrain all within a 45-minute drive.

Mountain Training Award
Previous qualification required

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Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Assessment

5 Days
1:2 - 1:1

Presenting yourself for a Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor assessment is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, gaining it is a huge achievement.

Located in Scotland
Mountain Training Award

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Scottish Winter Skills for Women

3 Days
1:6

Why stop hill walking because there is snow in the mountains?

Hillwalking experience required
Fully residential

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Winter Mountain Leader assessment

5 Days
1:4

Passing a Winter Mountain Leader assessment is often cited as being the high point of people’s Mountain Training journeys, and for good reason.

Previous qualifications required
Fully residential

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Winter Mountain Leader training

6 Days
1:6

If you love winter walking and want to share that passion with others, the Winter Mountain Leader is quite literally, just the ticket.

Previous qualifications required
Fully residential

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Your Accommodation

Alltshellach Guest House

Tucked amidst serene mountains, Alltshellach sits on Loch Leven’s shores. With 37 en-suite bedrooms, amenities like hairdryers, tea/coffee facilities ensure comfort. Savour meals at cosy eight-person tables. Unwind in the heated pool, spa, lounges, bar. Awarded 4-star Visit Scotland rating.

Rooms are usually shared with friends or family (by request) or with someone of a similar age on your course if possible. There are limited options available for single-occupancy rooms.

Please email info@pyb.co.uk or call 01690 720214 for information on availability, pricing, or course content.

What's Included
  • En-suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Wardrobe and desk
  • Restaurant & Bar
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Nearby Attractions

The Jacobite Steam Train

The Glenfinnan Viaduct

Fort William

Ben Nevis

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