On a good winter’s day the Scottish hills are transformed. Covered in snow and ice the Highland mountains can be a magical place with the peaks taking on an almost alpine appearance. Crystal clear air provides seemingly endless views with the low winter sun casting amazing light across the landscape. The rewards of reaching a mountain summit in winter conditions often feels so much greater than their summer equivalent.
The Scottish winter can also be a fickle beast. Conditions can be highly variable, storms frequent and what are in essence simple summer hillwalks can be transformed into much more challenging undertakings. Shorter daylight hours demand efficient movement, avalanche hazards require careful planning and freezing temperatures make performing even simple tasks that little bit more difficult. However, pitting yourself against the elements and overcoming these additional challenges adds to the appeal of exploring the mountains in the winter!
Whether you are new to winter hillwalking or more experienced and looking to push your limits, we can help give you the skills and confidence to get out there and experience Scotland’s winter mountains for yourself. Alternatively, we can give you the chance to experience the winter mountains secure in the knowledge that you have a guide at hand to help you visit the hills more safely. Throughout the winter months King Mountaineering offers:
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Guided Winter Mountain Walks
Throughout the winter King Mountaineering offers a range of guided mountain walks across the Scottish Highlands. These are typically to Munro or Corbett summits giving you the chance to explore the high hills at this amazing time of year. Check out our Upcoming Events page to see what trips we have planned. Alternatively, if you have a particular route that you would like to tackle or peak that you’d like to climb then get in touch to discuss.
It is recommended that you attend one of our winter skills courses before coming on one of these walks.