Highland Guides News & Mountaineering Report

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Alpine Training on Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Crux Pitch Of Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Final Snowy Pitch Of Tower Ridge

We discuss many mountaineering projects with guests wanting to climb in the Alps in summer and who can see the massive benefits of pre-alpine training courses in winter & spring in the Scottish Highlands.  The conditions here often create a tough and exacting environment even for climbing some of the simple 'Munto' summits.

Alpine Training in the Highlands

We discuss many mountaineering projects with guests wanting to climb in the Alps in summer and who can see the massive benefits of pre-alpine training courses in winter & spring in the Scottish Highlands.  The conditions here often create a tough and exacting environment even for climbing some of the simple 'Munto' summits.

Summit Ridge on The Monch, Bernese Oberland

The Scottish Highlands and in particular, the West Highlands are currently experiencing the winter climbers holy grail of sustained cold temperatures with stable weather following a period of melt freeze following a period of high snowfall.  Lots of ice and lots of stable snow with blud skies above.  Perfick!

Ice Climbing High on Ben Nevis

The heavy snowfalls and wild weather conditions across the Highlands over the last few weeks have truly reaped dividends for the winter mountaineer & even ski touring enthusiasts.  Many quality ice lines have been climbed on 'The Ben' in the last few days including some highly prized and rarely climbed lines like Shield Direct & Gemini.

High Mountain Guides will be running the full compliment of mountaineering courses in the Scottish Highlands this coming winter season. From introductory training with ice-axe and crampons to technical winter climbing, we will be providing high quality bespoke courses for small groups and individuals.

The North Face of the Eiger, a route that captures the imagination of most of the public let alone mountaineers, has been in fantastic condition for the last few weeks of the autumn....