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Cairngorm Winter Climbing Private Guiding and Instruction

Guiding and Instruction


Bespoke private guiding, instruction and courses for individuals, groups, colleges, universities and mountaineering clubs.


Looking for a qualified mountain guide to take you up that classic ice or rock climb?

Are you a mountaineering club looking for a custom made course and private instruction?

Do you need a customised course or holiday to fit in with a busy work schedule?

Need an experienced companion to organise and accompany you on your walks and treks?

Do you want personal instruction to learn and develop those extra mountain skills?

Fulfil that long awaited ambition that perhaps you don't have the skill, confidence or time to pursue?

Would you like to challenge yourself and colleagues on the 'Three Peaks' or a similar mountain challenge?


Summer Guiding Prices:

  1. one person the cost is £250 per guide per day
  2. two people the cost is £270 per guide per day 
  3. three people the cost is £290 per guide per day
  4. four people the cost is £310 per guide per day
  5. five people the cost is £330 per guide per day
  6. six people the cost is £350 per guide per day
  7. seven people the cost is £370 per guide per day
  8. eight people the cost is £390 per guide per day


Winter Guiding Prices:

  1. Guided Winter Climbing starts at £290/310 per day.
  2. For group guiding add £20 per guide per day to the summer prices.


Charity & Three Peaks Challenge Prices:
From £40 per person depending on group size and activity. A qualified and insured guide for Ben Nevis would cost only £40 per person.

Private Guiding: In accordance with the NGB's many outdoor activities have recommended participant to guide/instructor/leader ratios. If you are out with the recommended qualification and ratios for the activity, your insurance will be invalid.

On a summer guided ascent of Ben Nevis via the tourist path for the Three Peaks Challenge, it's (1:8) but if there is snow or in winter it's (1:6)
For a Winter Skills instructional course or Snowhole Expedition , you need to book an MIC or BMG guide and Winter ML's as assistants, if required.

For Winter Climbing (1:2) you'll need to hire MIC or BMG guides.
If you have a group of say, eight participants on a Winter Mountaineering course (ratio 1:4) You will need to book two MIC/BMG guides per day for your group of eight.

If it's the Cuillin Ridge in summer or a rock climbing trip (1:1 or 1:2) you'll need at least four MIA/MIC's BMG guides for a group of eight and not one Summer ML ...!


Transport Mileage Charges: £1.00 per mile if out with our local Cairngorm area.
Accommodation for Guide: At cost per night.

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