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Glen Coe Mountaineering Experience


About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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Glen Coe is one of the most magnificent areas of natural wilderness in the whole of Britain.

Hiking up to its many and varied summits of over 3000 feet is an unforgettable experience.

These wild mountains are the remains of a super volcano and sit within a designated national nature reserve.

We hike up through the Three Sisters on mountain paths crossing rivers via waterfalls and clear mountain pools all the while surrounded by a complex mass of dramatic crags, ridges and summits.

We aim to summit Munros such as Buachaille Etive Beag, Stop Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian, which at 1150 meters is the highest in Glen Coe and Argyle.

The views from the top are breathtaking and on a clear day you can see out to the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides.

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Recent Glen Coe Mountaineering Trips

Customer Reviews

Lucky enough this year to go out with Ocean Vertical winter mountaineering in Glen Coe, paddle boarding in East Lothian and just recently rock climbing outdoors in Northumberland. Each experience has been an awesome day! Learning valuable skills like navigation in the winter to learning how to safely climb on rock from Stevie and Adrian who are both great at what they do. Loads of experience and knowledge in the outdoors. Looking forward to hopefully more adventure in Scotland soon.

Darrel | East Lothian

Thoroughly enjoyed another trip mountaineering to stunning Glen Coe with the highly experienced team at Ocean Vertical. With transparent and on-going risk assessment, Stevie and Adrian strive to provide their adventurers with the best experience in the conditions available – adapting where necessary with their extensive knowledge of the area. Whether it’s been paddle boarding, climbing or mountaineering in Scotland, I have always had a safe and truly rewarding experience. Can’t wait to get out with them again!

Ruth | East Lothian

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April - October

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10-12 hours

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Moderate / challenging

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Meeting Point

6.30AM Ingliston Park and Ride by Edinburgh Airport EH28 8LS [Or contact us]

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Minimum Age


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Total Distance

8 - 10km

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Mountaineering Time

5-8 hours

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Group Size

Maximum 8

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If the weather is unsafe your Guide will choose an alternative mountain location

What’s included (and not)


  • Experienced & qualified guide
  • 25L rucksack
  • Ground transportation at the beginning & end of the trip

Not Included

  • Hiking boots - waterproof
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat and gloves
  • Lunch

Optional extras

  • Mountaineering boots

What to bring with you

Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support

Waterproof trousers

Please do not use cotton clothing

Wool socks

Base layer

Gloves – plus spares

Lightweight fleece

Warm hat – plus spare

Fleece or soft-shell jacket

Spare fleece / warm top

Trousers – synthetic that dry quickly

Lunch, snacks and liquid

Waterproof jacket with hood

Sun tan cream and insect repellent

Trip map

Edinburgh to Glen Coe / 116.6 miles (187.6 km)

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