Winter Climbing

Spectacular Winter Climbing

Our Guided Winter Climbing days give you the opportunity to undertake some of the most incredible winter routes in the country. You will have a friendly qualified instructor who will discuss your goals and ability with you to help you get the most out of your trip.

Ice Climbing, Snowy Gullies, Airy Ridges and Scottish Mixed Climbing

Torridon has a wealth of climbs to offer. Liathach’s northern corries are famed for their Ice routes and regularly come into condition each season. It also offers buttresses, ridges and gullies on it’s famous sandstone cliffs. Beinn Eighe holds possibly the best Scottish mixed climbing venue to be found anywhere in Scotland. An Teallach has spectacular face climbs There are also a host of other locations in the Coulin, Fisherfields and Fannich in the surrounding area. This variety of climbing styles means we can offer great routes to suit all desires and abilities.

Routes of all Grades

Our guides are experienced keen climbers who love spending time in the hills in winter. From complete beginners to seasoned old hands looking for a climbing partner we can tailor your day around you. We will guide all routes from grade I to grade V or even harder for those that desire.

What to Expect

Once we have received your enquiry we will discuss with you your aims and objectives for the day. A few days beforehand your guide will be in touch to firm up plans based upon the snow and weather conditions. On the day itself expect an early start and a full day out in the hills.

Who is this for?

This is for anyone who has previously done any summer or winter climbing and wishes to be guided up a fantastic route.


We are based around Gairloch and Torridon. However, we can travel throughout the whole of the North Highlands. Examples of routes we could do locally include; Haystack Gully (I) An Teallach, Northern Pinnacles (II) Liathach, George (III) Liathach, East Buttress (IV), Beinn Eighe, Poachers Fall (V) Liathach amongst many more.

Find out more about our pricing for your adventure here

Ratios and Pricing

In order to provide the highest level of experience and safety we maintain low ratios. Below you can see the details. All trips are considered private bookings so you will not have to worry about sharing the climbing with others and the day can be tailored to your individual needs.

Guided Winter Climbing

Due to the technical nature of winter climbing our maximum group size is 2 clients per instructor.
Ratio Guided Ice / Winter Climbing – Full Day
1:1 £320
1:2 £170 per person

A 50% deposit will secure your booking, with the remaining balance due 4 weeks in advance of your trip. Full payment is only required at the time of booking if you wish to book a date within the next 4 weeks.

Highlights of the Session

  • Fully Qualified and Friendly Instructor
  • Private Group – we don’t mix you with any other clients
  • A full day out climbing
  • Advice and coaching
  • All Safety and Technical Equipment Included

What you will need

  • Comfortable Clothing
  • B2 or B3 Mountaineering Boots (These can be hired.)
  • Warm spare layers/waterproofs
  • Drink
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Head Torch
  • Full kit list provided with each booking