Winter Mountaineering in Scotland

THE TORRIDON MOUNTAINS ~ Scottish Winter Mountain Walking

from £430

Duration 5 days ~ This itinerary is designed for those who wish to enjoy winter mountain walking at the most inspiring time of year.
Only have time for a few days? We now run a 3 or 4 day version of this trip - from the prices shown just deduct 15% for a 3 day or 10% for a 4 day trip.

Trip Only Option


Price Includes
- 5 days of mountain activity
- Qualified, local guiding and instruction
- All local transport throughout
- All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs

- Note: Great option if you want to organise your own accommodation. We can make local recommendations for B&B, Hotel, campsite or bunkhouse/hostel options. Just drop us an email.

Fully Inclusive Option


Price Includes
-6 nights local guest house accommodation
- 5 days on the mountain
-All meals
-Qualified, local guiding and instruction
-All local transport throughout
-All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs

We use a a few selected accommodation providers around the shores of Lochcarron. Our primary base is at Pathend B&B. Visit their page to get a flavour of where you'll be relaxing after each mountain day:

Self Cater Bunkhouse option


-6 nights at Sanachan bunkhouse
- 5 days of mountain activity
- Qualified, local guiding and instruction
- All local transport throughout
- All specialist equipment: No hidden hire costs
- Bring your own food and use the bunkhouse kitchen

We base this trip at Sanachan bunkhouse. For details visit :


"Thank you for a wonderful five days" - Jane and Derek Cornish Mar 2012

Winter Mountain Walking Torridon

"I had a prior idea of what we might do during our 5 days in the mountains. I wasn't even close having done more, seen more and learned more than I thought possible. Thank you for everything" Jane Miller March 2012

Winter Mountain Walking Torridon

"Thanks for coming out on a winter evening to collect me from the railway station. That was the start of a memorable trip. It's hard to write about something that really can only be experienced. Not enough superlatives! The snow, the Eagles, feeling safe and looked after, the islands, the seascapes and, of course, the mountains. Just a few words which are inadequate for what I actually achieved. Thank you to all in Applecross. No sooner on the train south and I'm planning another trip" James Brydon feb 2013

Winter Mountain Walking Torridon

Summitting on the highest munro of Bein Eighe Torridon Spidean Coire nan Clach

Summitting on the highest munro of Bein Eighe, Torridon - Spidean Coire nan Clach


Ascending the South East ridge of Bein Alligin, Torridon mountains


Deep snow high above Loch Torridon

Hillwalking The Majesty of Torridon

The Majesty of Torridon

Winter hill walking Sgurr Fiona

Taking in the beauty of Sgurr Fiona


Corniced ridge, Bein Eighe, Torridon mountains


Creag Dubh, East Bein Eighe, Torridon mountains

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Liathach Ridge from Bein Eighe, Torridon Mountains

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Negotiating mixed ground with crampons

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Winter sun in the Torridon mountains


The mighty Spidean a Choire Leith - the highest point on Liathach ridge, Torridon mountains


Winter sun on a December afternoon - Bein Bhan skills training day 2012


Ascending the summit slopes of Mullach an Rathain, Liathachs' western munro - Torridon mountains

Trip Description

Explore the pristine wilderness of the North West during this 5 day mountain experience which takes place amidst the most diverse and scenic mountains in Scotland.

Escape the crowds of Aviemore and Fort William and enjoy mountains days where we frequently have the mountain to ourselves allowing you to discover the hidden gems of the NW Highlands. 

The remoteness of these Munros means that winter wildlife is more abundant, and we'll have a greater chance of seeing Mountain Hares, Golden Eagles and Red Deer.

The Torridon mountains are the main focus of the week and we also take opportunities to have days north or south of Torridon visiting unique venues such as An Teallach and the Kintail ridges.

We'll kit you out in everything you need and ascend as many Munros as possible over the five days.

Every week is different allowing us to fit in with the weather and the needs of each group of people on every week.

We regularly have individuals returning time and time again for a great mountain week and it's never the same twice.

This itinerary is suitable for experienced walkers and novices alike and will be tailored according to the aspirations of the group as a whole.

You will need to be fit to enjoy multiple days on the mountain as we pack a lot into each programme.

The main aim each day will be to tackle a specific summit and along the way skills and safety input will allow a development of your abilities in the winter environment.

So join us this winter and experience the jaw dropping scenery in our unique mountains.

There's only so much we can put into these descriptions so please do phone for a chat if you wish.

Typical Itinerary

Day One - Ascent to Bein Eighe and the high peak of Spidean Coire nan Clach. Ice axe and crampon skills at 2500 feet before completing the peak - Torridon mountains.

Day Two - Mighty Liathach, western summit of Mullach an Rathain (or the main peak of Spidean a Coir Leith) - Torridon mountains.

Day Three - Ascent of Sgurr Fiona & Bidean a Ghlas Thuill, An Teallach - Fisherfield mountains.

Day Four - Ascent of the Saddle, Glen Shiel in Kintail.

Day Five - The two summits of Beinn Alligin: Tom na Gruagaich & Sgurr Mhor - Torridon mountains.

Please note: the above itinerary is a guide only as actual plans will be flexible to suit group & prevailing weather.


Saturday night meet
Sunday to Thursday mountain days
Thursday leave after the day on the hill or depart Fri morning

Instructor Ratio


Suitable For

Anyone with summer hillwalking experience. Good fitness required for multiple winter days.

Dates 2018/2019

DEC 10-14  ,  17-21

JAN 7-11  ,  14-18  ,  21-25  ,  28-1 FEB

FEB 4-8  ,  11-15 , 18-22  ,  25-1 MAR

MAR  4-8  ,  11-15  ,  18-22

Note: other dates may be available with demand. Email first, before booking, to check space as above dates may already be full.

Groups & Discounts

if you are in any of the following categories then you'll get a discount of 10% per person off this trip :

Fire , Police , Armed forces , nurses & paramedic workers plus NHS staff , students , Parent & kids - just chat to us by email and we'll apply the discount.

Private Guiding

If you don't want to join an open trip with other people, or have a family/friends group of your own, then private instruction and guiding will meet your goals. Pricing is per person and will depend upon activity, distance travelled, peak or low season. We can email you a quote. Simply let us know where, when, what and for how many people. 

Need a Transfer to get to us?

Add an airport pick up or return from Inverness — 2 hours from Applecross, £35 each way.

Add transfers to/from our nearest  rail station (Strathcarron on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line) + £18 each way.

Please email to arrange transfers after booking and place a note in the booking form detailing your requirements.