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Scottish winter courses and guiding

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Preparing for a day on the Ben’s north face

Highland Ascents is the sister company of established Lake District guiding company, Lakeland Ascents. Highland Ascents deliver high quality, professionally instructed courses in the Scottish highlands, based out of Fort William and Glencoe on the west coast.

We run a series of Scottish Winter courses as well as offering private instruction and 1:1 guiding for all levels and abilities, from the summer hillwalker who is keen to explore the winter Munros safely, to the experienced winter climber looking to push their grade and develop their skills.

For information on each course, including photos of the amazing places we will take you, dates and prices, click the links below:

  • Winter Skills Courses – we offer a 2-day Introduction to Winter Skills course and our best selling 4-day Winter Skills & Summits course which will give you the skills needed to explore the winter Munros safely
  • Winter Mountaineering Course – a 3-day course for the winter walker who is keen to explore more technical terrain
  • Guided Winter Climbing – privately guided winter climbing for all abilities with our professional instructors and guides


Click on the links above for more info or just get in touch.

Rock climbing in the Lake District and beyond