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Welcome to the Experience of Winter Hillwalking and Mountaineering in Scotland!

Our Winter Hillwalking Courses in Scotland

If you are new to winter hillwalking, or looking to gain further skills and confidence in the mountains over winter then these courses are for you. And don't forget, as with all Ocean Vertical Adventures, we include all equipment [crampons, ice axe, winter mountaineering boots] and travel.

Our Two Day Winter Skills Courses in Scotland

If you are ready to spend a little more time in the mountains this winter, and want to make a two day trip out of it then these skills courses are for you:

Extraordinary Winter Mountain Experiences in Scotland

If you have skills of any level, and are looking for a totally unique winter hillwalking day this winter, then this course is for you: A days personal hillwalking experience with world record-breaking mountaineer and Polar explorer Mollie Hughes:

Winter Mountaineering and Hillwalking in Scotland

If you are new to winter hillwalking and mountaineering in Scotland, then welcome to one of the finest outdoor activities, in one of the world’s most beautiful countries!

There are 282 Munros in Scotland, that’s mountains over 3000 feet, and the winter season can run from late November well into April. That’s six months of adventure experiences not to be missed out on.

Knowledge, experience and understanding of winter hillwalking in Scotland is gained over years. It’s a wonderful journey to be shared with friends and family. Memories of snowy days high up in Glen Coe will stay with you for a lifetime.

Here we explore everything you need to know about Winter Hillwalking in Scotland: from kit and clothing lists, to winter hillwalking courses, where to go, weather conditions, route planning and safety.

Making the transition from hillwalking in the warmer months to winter hillwalking and mountaineering can seem a daunting task.

There's new equipment, boots, and clothing to consider, the weather is a very different animal and navigation in snow-covered terrain presents a new series of challenges.

Here we explore all you need to know about Preparing for Winter Hillwalking in Scotland.

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