Testimonials

We constantly try to improve the content and delivery of our courses so please contact us if you have any constructive feedback about your experiences with Highland Guides. Here are a few references and post course communications....

Morning Rob,

Great weekend up in Scotland the other week, exactly what we were looking for. The routes chosen by Ken were stunning and provided a perfect challenge for our limited skill level. 

Alpine Training In The Scottish Highlands

Jonathan, Many thanks for proving to be such an excellent guide during our 3 day walking and climbing trip in Scotland. We had a fantastic few days and you seriously put us through our paces with some challenging routes and expert, patient tuition. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure.

Ben Nevis Summit Plateau Looking West.  Magnificent!

Hi Rob,

We had an excellent 2 days on the Scottish Hills with Dave. One day in Glencoe, the other near Fort William.

As someone who takes to the hills in all seasons, I should've done this course a long time ago. I'll feel more confident heading out in winter now and using this base knowledge it's something I can build on further.

Just a note to say thanks for a great weekend. I hope Andy won’t be embarrassed if I say he was a brilliant coach and great company. He managed to impart a huge amount of knowledge without (completely) boggling my mind:

• Glacier travel and moving with the rope

• Natural and placed gear

• Simple rope work 

• Abseiling short pitches / retreat

Michael & Andy Alpine Training, Curved Ridge, Glencoe

It was great being in the mountains with such a knowledgable, enthusiastic & well respected Guide.  I loved it & learned loads along the journey.

Alpine Training on Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands
I had a fantastic couple of days with John on the Ben. The weather was great, and I found the chosen routes and company excellent. Couldn't have asked for more...

Thanks for a great week of instruction and climbing, altogether a fantastic experience, and always in great company. Jon.

Donald was fantastic, the first two days he built up our confidence and skills and then the final day putting it all together on a great route. The trip was everything i have come to expect from your company a truly fantastic experience. This is my third time with Highlandguides and I’ve not been disappointed yet! Thanks Rob, i look forwards to being in contact again for the next trip!

Rob, Thanks for a brilliant week and I look forward to similar adventures in the mountains soon.

Anne and I would like to thank you for guiding us in the Swiss Valais in July. We really enjoyed it and felt we had achieved something.

South Ridge, Dent Blanche, Swiss Alpine Mountaineering

Dear Rob, Thank you for a brilliant five days Climbing & Scrambling across the Cuillin range. Flexible, patient, encouraging and intuitive as well as highly skilful and professional, it was like climbing with a friend. You certainly helped me exceed all my targets and aspirations, and I greatly increased my confidence and skills by what I learned. I can't wait to get back for more!

Scrambling on the famous Black Cuilin Ridge, Skye

Hi Rob,Alex and I had a great trip up McKinley. The mini expedition you took us on was ideal training. As suspected the toughest part is not technical, but dealing with big packs (60lb) for three weeks consecutively. We kept reminding ourselves of those key phrases you let slip, "motivation is key".. great stuff! Will be in touch with next goal. All the best, Sam.

Atmospheric Weather For Expedition Training, Scottish Highlands

Hi Rob Just a note to say thanks for the day out last Friday. The route was great and I’m now up for lots more. It was just what I wanted actually, about the right grade to start my winter climbing - challenging enough without being scarily hard or too easy.

Superb Ice Climbing on Ben Nevis

Salut Robin! Thank you for an excellent few days of winter climbing. Caroline and I had a great time and, despite our weary looks at times, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The more we look back on it, the more memorable it seems, and the more excited we get about coming back again next year. A Bientot Damien et Caroline

Scottish Winter Climbing Training, Fort William