Winter Climbing

Winter Climbing

Introduction to winter mountaineering, winter climbing courses and guiding. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

Scottish winter climbing is rich in history and known throughout the world as a unique and unforgettable experience. Many great climbers and mountaineers have tested themselves on the ice climbs and mixed routes in the Highlands.

Winter climbing in Scotland tests mountaineering skills in often challenging conditions. It will test your navigation, avalanche awareness, rope management, and your ability to utilise ice axes and crampons.

Our winter courses focus on the mountaineering and climbing skills required to undertake a winter route safely and independently. 

For a truly unforgettable experience try our "Classic Climbs Week". During this week we climb some of the most iconic routes in the Highlands, going where the weather and conditions are best.

All Cairngorm Adventure Guides are appropriately qualified and experienced to coach skills and lead you safely in the mountains. And, just as importantly, we are committed to ensuring you have the best experience possible.