Winter Mountaineering in Scotland

THE TORRIDON MOUNTAINS ~ Winter Mountaineering Weekend

from £240

This is a two day version of our 5 day Winter Mountaineering trip and is a good introduction to winter walking and mountaineering. You do not need to have used crampons previously as there is training built in. We also have a winter skills weekend for the less experienced and our 5 day mountaineering trip allows more time to train and progress. You can pack a lot into two days with our expert guidance and it's even possible to get to us via Inverness airport, from anywhere in the UK, have a great weekend in the mountains and be back home refreshed and fulfilled.

Fully Inclusive Guest House Option

£470

Price Includes
- 3 nights local guest house accommodation in Applecross
- 2 days of mountain activity
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- 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: http://www.pathend-lochcarron.co.uk/

Trip Only Option

£240

Price Includes
- 2 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.

Self Cater Bunkhouse option

£295

Price Includes
- 3 nights at Sanachan bunkhouse
- 2 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: http://www.ourscottishadventure.com/

Testimonials

"great blast of a weekend. Can't put into words how good this is. Proper mountaineering and sorry to leave so soon. Kept sane back at my desk with a picture of us all on a summit as my computer wallpaper. Highly recommended and worth the effort." John Richardson Jan 2014

Toriddon Mountaineering Weekend

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Below Spidean a Choire Leith, Liathach, Feb 2014

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Ascent of Bein Eighe, Feb 2013

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Winter mountains, islands and sea views

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Pristine crowd free winter mountains in Torridon

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That summit feeling!

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Liathach, Torridon.

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Pristine, alpine day on a grade l traverse

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Approaching the Bodach Dubh pinnacles, Bein Eighe, Torridon

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Geared up for mixed terrain. Feb 2014

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Liathach in view, Torridon mountains

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Ascending below Pyramid buttress, Liathach, Torridon mountains.

Trip Description

Get to us on the friday night and we'll be straight up the mountain on Saturday.

This weekend is essentially a chance for anyone to make good use of time without using up too much of that annual leave.

Route choices will be appropriate to what the conditions safely allow and our main aim will be to tackle the exciting grade I or II aretes, pinnacles and winter scrambles in the area.

Within the scope of the weekend are routes such as The Liathach traverse, the Black Carl pinnacles, the Northern pinnacles of Mullach an Rathain to name a few.

They're big, snowy and very alpine in stature a famously dubbed the most mountainous part of Scotland.

The Torridon mountains have a character and presence which draws people to them time after time.

Our approach to guiding on these peaks is all about allowing you to achieve your goals safely while developing your skills along the way.

Based in Lochcarron, halfway between the Torridon and Kintail mountains,  we are in the best location for taking advantage of routes in the mountains of Wester Ross

The combination of mountain views alongside stunning sea lochs and islands will make you leave here wanting to explore more.

Take a look at our five day long winter mountaineering Torridon ridges and gullies trip for a comprehensive experience with more time to explore this wonderful area.

Get in touch and we can advise you on how to get here for an unforgetable weekend.

Typical Itinerary

Arrive Friday night

Saturday: Ascent of the Black Carl pinnacles on Sgurr nan Fhir Dubhe, Bein Eighe

Sunday: Traverse of the Am Fasarinen pinncales of Liathach ridge, or, the Northern Pinnacles of Mullach an Rathain, Liathach

Depart Monday morning (or after the hill day on Sunday if you need to)

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

Schedule

Friday night meet
Saturday & Sunday mountain days
Sunday leave after the day on the hill or depart Mon morning

Instructor Ratio

1:4

Suitable For

Anyone with good winter walking or summer scrambling experience. Good fitness required for 5 consecutive hill days.

Dates 2016 - 2017

DEC 3-4 , 10-11, 17-18

JAN 14-15 ,  21-22 , 28-29

FEB 4-5 , 11-12 , 18-19 , 25-26

MAR 4-5 , 11-12 , 18-19 , 25-26

APR 1-2

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 or 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.