Scottish Summer Mountain Courses

Climbing and mountaineering in the Scotland is hard to beat. From soaring great ridges to classic road side rock climbing; join us for a mountain adventure to remember.

When it comes to mountaineering, Scotland is the jewel of the UK. Here we have so many interesting and varying routes to iconic mountains tops we are almost spoilt for choice! Below is simply a sample of what West Coast Mountain Guides can offer you, picking three classic mountain challenges to suit different levels of aspirations. Out-with these adventures we accept the challenge to create your bespoke adventure – get in touch to make yours happen!

All of our guides and instructors that work on our Scottish summer courses have excellent local knowledge accumulated over many years of personal climbing and walking in the mountains. Their aim is to make the most of each day and the prevailing weather conditions meaning participants will gain useful insights on how to plan your day and get the best out of it.


Customer Reviews

  • 5 star rating Aonach Eagach, great day out. Easy booking and great communication from Ken. The day itself was weather wise perfect. Our guide Will was excellent and built confidence in all 3 of us. Will guided us very safely throughout the day and at no time did we have any worries. During the day Will gave us some great info on Flora, Fauna, Glencoe Geology and some great walking and scrambling tips for other routes around Glencoe.
    Highly recommended.

    Jayzuss 07 Jul 2021

    5 star rating AONACH EEEEEAGACH Traverse Easy booking process and communication from Ken on our very short notice booked trip (2days) . Our allocated guide Memhet contacted me the day before just to run over the days arrangements and was flexible with meeting times etc. The day itself was bright and sunny and Memhet was excellent and built confidence in my friend a novice scrambler. Memhet guided us very safely applying rock protection where appropriate... read more

    Bobcat012 07 Jul 2021

    5 star rating Beyond expectation My son and I had two days on Skye. We comnpleted the In Pin day one, and rather than Am Basteir day 2 as I needed a recovery day, did An Diallaid - scrambled up the ridge and then down Coir an Eich. We were up and down in some 5 hours and had time to bathe the feet in one of the fairy pools. The weather was better then... read more

    Hugh W 06 Jul 2021
  • 5 star rating Incredible day! We had an amazing day on the Aonach Eagach. The weather was perfect but what made the day so stunning was our wonderful guide Sam. What a pleasure to spend the day with him. I can’t thank him enough for his careful guiding of the three of us along the ridge. He was so skilled at knowing when to support, when to leave my daughter... read more

    171alasdairf 04 Jul 2021

    5 star rating Intro to trad/ outdoors climbing/ scrambling. My brother and I couldn’t be happier with the service we received.
    We wanted a trip to take the skills we’d picked up from several years of indoor climbing to the outdoors in order to boost our confidence and knowledge in trad/ outdoors climbing.
    The trip was tailored exceptionally well to our needs and was balanced brilliantly between learning skills/ knowledge and getting hands on with the mountain.
    The guide we were allocated,...
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    OllieStone 03 Jul 2021

    5 star rating In Pinn I would highly West Coast Mountain Guides, Mehmet guided me and my family of 4 up the Inn Pin on the Isle of Skye. He was highly knowledgable about the area, landscape and history. He was an excellent conversationalist and was highly proficient with mountaineering equipment. Overall, this made for an excellent day with an incredibly safe and interesting guide.

    alecs529 02 Jul 2021
  • 5 star rating chilled Black Cuillin traverse Excellent couple of days with Dave guiding us over the full Traverse of the Black Cuillin in May 2021 . with Dave's local knowledge we were able to tailor the traverse to go over or avoid the more technical sections if we decided and with discussion we made our way along the full ridge.
    High recommend the guys at west coast, friendly and professional throughout.

    airbornevisuals 02 Jul 2021

    5 star rating North Face climb An excellent, fun and safe climb with Will Manners and Malcom Airey, on a beautiful sunny and wind free day.

    JamesdFawcett 28 Jun 2021

    5 star rating Private Guiding Excellence We booked two days of private guiding for 22/23 June this year, our second year of using West Coast Mountain Guides. Ken Applegate and his team are first class in every respect. The booking and planning were straightforward and Ken was highly responsive engaged in the process of booking and settling on our objectives, which were Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis and Curved Ridge on Buachaille Etive More.... read more

    RedGables123 27 Jun 2021
  • 5 star rating Trip of a lifetime! All 11 munros on the Cuillin ridge completed over 4 days . Thoroughly professional company who communicated well at all times . Our guide Tom got a handle on what we were all capable of very quickly and adjusted pace and assistance as necessary. Thanks to our guide I gained confidence in scrambling very quickly and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip. I would do it all again... read more

    Michelle H 23 Jun 2021

    5 star rating John was a brilliant guide We had a great time with John and managed to ascend the in pin in difficult misty, windy conditions. John was a fantastic guide, approachable, knowledgeable and professional - he gave us the confidence and know how to safely complete the climb. He also offered to start the day's climb extra early in the morning so that we had a higher chance of climbing in better conditions with less crowds.... read more

    16willbarnes 21 Jun 2021

    5 star rating Experienced guides with a good sense of humour I've had my eye on the Cuillin traverse for some years, but on contacting West Coast Mountain Guides, Ken recommended getting more scrambling experience first, so I booked the Aonach Eagach ridge instead. I always found Ken helpful, knowledgeable and responsive to my queries in the run-up to the route.
    Once the day came, I met up with five other clients and two guides, Dave and Mike, which felt like...
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    J4368VVemilyr 21 Jun 2021

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