Winter Mountaineering in Scotland

THE TORRIDON MOUNTAINS ~ Winter Walking or Mountaineering Weekend

from £260

This is a two day version of our 5 day Winter Mountaineering or walking trip and is a good introduction to winter walking and mountaineering. There are two versions of this weekend to suit all abilities : Mountaineering - involving roped, technical ground , or , Hillwalking - walking to summits only. 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.

Trip Only Option

£260 Hillwalking format

£280 Mountaineering format

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

Contact these great accommodation providers in Lochcarron. All within an easy walk to the Spar, Lochcarron hotel or Bistro, & book yourself in:

Castle Cottage Bed & Breakfast accommodation Lochcarron ( – superb location on the shore of Lochcarron in the middle of the village. B&B all year. Half board offered in the winter months.

Self Catering cottages:

Cosy Bungalow in the village of Lochcarron,Highlands of Scotland (

Explore Holiday Lettings, Cottages & Apartments - HomeToGo

2 bed Cottage in Lochcarron - 10194750 - Moriston Cottage (

Fully Inclusive Guest House Option

£690 Hillwalking format

£710 Mountaineering format

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 few selected accommodation providers around the shores of Lochcarron. Our primary base is at Rock Villa Guest house. Visit their page to get a flavour of where you'll be relaxing after each mountain day: Rock Villa Lochcarron


"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


Winter mountains, islands and sea views


Pristine crowd free winter mountains in Torridon

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That summit feeling!


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 on the mountaineering option or basic hillwalking on the walking option - see price details.

Within the scope of the weekend routes will be chosen depending on which format you are on:

Mountaineering : The Liathach traverse, the Black Carl pinnacles, the Northern pinnacles of Mullach an Rathain to name a few.

Hillwalking : Ascents of Mullach an Rathain or Spidean a Choire Leith (On Liathach), Tom na Gruagaich and Sgurr Mhor (Bein Alligin), Spidean Choire nan Clach or Ruadh Stac Mhor (Bein Eighe)

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, or hillwalking format,  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 memorable weekend.


Friday night meet
Saturday & Sunday mountain days
Sunday leave after the day on the hill or depart Mon morning
Groups of 4+ can book this trip on any two days in the week.

Instructor Ratio


Suitable For

Anyone with good winter walking or summer scrambling experience. Good fitness required for 2 consecutive hill days.

Dates NOV 2023 - MARCH 2024

NOV 11-12 , 25-26

DEC 9-10 , 16-17 , 23-24 , 30-31 (Hogmanay special)


JAN 6-7 , 13-14 , 20-21 , 27-28 

FEB 10-11 , 17-18 , 24-25

MAR 2-3 , 9-10 , 16-17 , 23-24

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 5% 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?

From Inverness: jump on the 1755 train to Kyle of Lochalsh and we can pick you up at Strathcarron railway station free of charge ready for the trip start the following day.

From Glasgow or Fort William: use the Scottish Citylink bus to Kyle of Lochalsh and we’ll collect you there.

Note: you should book personal travel as soon as you send us a booking form and let us know your timings so we can allocate staff and vehicles to any pick ups.