Snow and Ice Climbing in Scotland


Beginners Course

If you already have basic winter skills and want to climb snow and ice at grades l to lll, the beginners' course covers:

  • Snow belays, rock and ice anchors
  • Multi-pitch climbing
  • Route choice and avalanche avoidance
  • Movement and technique

Throughout the course you will be ascending some of Scotland’s classic routes.

Some previous rock climbing experience is advised.



Advanced Course

If you want to build on your existing winter climbing experience, improve your skills, learn to lead and push your grade, the advanced course covers:

  • Routes graded lll-Vl 
  • Learning to lead 
  • Advanced techniques of ice & rock protection 
  • Torquing and dry tooling 
  • Retreating safely



To discuss your preferred itinerary, including dates and prices please fill in the Booking Enquiry Form or email 

Please note - all itineraries are highly weather dependent and location may change at short notice.

Cairngorm Plateau


What Rob's clients say


"Rob Wills took us into the Coire an Sneachda. We spent the day going over rope techniques and the preparation of ice axe belays, vital skills that need to be second nature when walking through glaciers’ crevasse fields.

"Rob also had a wealth of experience in expedition preparation, having worked in Alaska, his common sense tips and advice were priceless."

Staffordshire student Hugh Deeming, preparing to embark upon an expedition across Europe's largest ice cap



From first steps to the biggest objectives, a British Mountain Guide is an expert in techniques and safety, and a reliable companion for your adventures.