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Guides and Outdoor Activities in Fort William and Lochaber



Lochaber Guides

Lochaber Guides

Based in Fort William, we pride ourselves in offering an unforgettable experience in the Highlands.

Professional guiding on: Ben Nevis including CMD Arete, Ledge Route and the classic Tower Ridge! - Scrambling in Glencoe - the famous Aonach Eagach & Curved Ridge. The mighty Skye Cuillin ranging from the Munros to the Cuillin Ridge traverse. Winter Skills and Mountain days in Lochaber and beyond. Run by Dave Anderson, who holds the Mountaineering Instructors Award and Winter Mountain Leader but more importantly is experienced, super-friendly, and extremely enthusiastic about the mountains!

Atlas Mountaineering

Atlas Mountaineering

Here at Atlas Mountaineering we are dedicated to bringing you the highest possible quality service, assuring that you get the most out of your trip, whether you want to try rock climbing for the first time or summit the highest mountain in the UK.

Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Nevis Range Mountain Experience, 7 miles from Fort William, Has all year-round Activities for all the family! The Mountain Gondola takes you 650m up Aonach Mor to the Snowgoose Restaurant & Bar with awesome views, mountain trails and viewpoint walks. There are 60km of trails for MTB in Leanachan Forest serviced by the Pinemarten Café. The Downhill track (Gondola uplift) hosts the Mountain Bike World Cup each year and is also home to the Top Chief Black Graded Enduro Trail. Winter activities include: sledging, skiing boarding and Climbing!  ` 

On High Hills

On High Hills

On High Hills is run by Jonty Mills, a friendly, experienced, qualified guide. He holds the Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (MCI) award, as well as the International and Winter Mountain Leader awards. These are the highest professional UK qualifications for taking others hillwalking year-round, scrambling and rock-climbing. He is also a medical doctor, holding the Diploma in Mountain Medicine. So whether you’re looking for a guide for some of Lochaber’s classic Munros and scrambles, or looking to improve your own mountain skills, Jonty would be happy to hear from you.

Up and Doon Guided Walks

Up and Doon Guided Walks

I love Scotland. I love exploring the beautiful mountains & glens of the Scottish Highlands. I love meeting people and sharing my passion. I decided to combine this energy into creating a small friendly guiding company. I offer a highly personalized private and bespoke guiding service for individuals or groups at an affordable price. So whether you want to hike the highest mountains, tackle one of my challenges, backpack through the mountains or just go for a wee walk with the family I have something for you.

Snowgoose Mountain Centre, Corpach, near Fort William

Snowgoose Mountain Centre    Corpach, near Fort William

We are based near Fort William in a convenient village location 4 miles from Ben Nevis at the SW end of the Caleodonian Canal. Snowgoose Mountain Centre offers a unique combination of quality mountain skills instruction courses, holidays and private guiding under the leadership of John Cuthbertson. He holds the Mountain Instructors Certificate, plus over 40 years active experience in the mountains world wide. We offer a wide range of mountain based courses from the total hillwalking novice to the more advanced winter mountain skills for those wishing to extend their mountain skills into three or four seasons.

Alpine Exploratory

Alpine Exploratory

Alpine Exploratory is a small company based in Edinburgh. We offer the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way, among our walking holidays here, in the Alps and in Norway.

We produce our own routecards and recce the routes, so as to give a unique service of information. We call this the Exploratory system. Join us for self-guided or guided trips on any dates in our season. We place great importance on a friendly and flexible service.

Thistle Trekking

Thistle Trekking

Guided Trekking and Mountaineering Throughout the UK. Whether you are walking your first long distance trail or climbing your final munro, let us organise everything for you with: Full qualified and friendly guides, all accommodation, luggage transfer, support vehicle and a full information pack. Our Treks Include: The West Highland Way The Skye Trail The Cape Wrath Trail The Aonach Eagach Ridge The Torridon Giants Trek (Scrambling week in Torridon) And Many More.

Kirkhope Mountaineering

Kirkhope Mountaineering

Kirkhope Mountaineering is a mountain guiding and coaching company based in Fort William. We specialise in Ben Nevis guiding, Glencoe guiding and The Skye Cuillin ridge. Private guiding courses available throughout the year.

Climb GB

Climb GB

Run by Tom Hopper, Climb GB provides rock climbing, hill walking, navigation and winter courses in Northumberland, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands. In addition Climb GB also provides a weather information page and a selection of gear reviews.

The Highland Mountain Company, Fort William

The Highland Mountain Company    Fort William

Based in Fort William we are an experienced, professional mountain company. Our instructors are local with ‘mountains’ of experience, who are only too willing to give you an enjoyable and memorable time in the hills.

Our most popular days include: Walking up Ben Nevis and in Glen Coe, Isle of Skye Munro course and Torridon Munros. We also offer Intro to rock climbing in Glen Nevis and classic ridge mountaineering days. Low level walks and climbs for all the family or those looking to get a feel for the Highlands.

Omega Guiding

Omega Guiding

Specialists in Guided Ice Climbing, Mountaineering and Mountain Biking. Based in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William, we are perfectly situated to make sure you make the most out of your trip to the West Coast. Check out our website for ideas of courses that we run or send us a message if you have a specific goal in mind.

"The mountains are calling, and I must go" John Muir

Hike Scotland

Hike Scotland

Experience an epic journey through the Western Highlands, from the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond up and over the desolate and haunting Rannoch Moor, to the majestic and brooding Glencoe, scene of the famous massacre of 1692. Past Fort William and Ben Nevis, to Glenfinnan and finally to Mallaig on the west coast, with tremendous hiking amongst some of Scotland's grandest scenery and where the history and culture comes alive through our experienced local guides. Scotland's famous Highland hospitality is fully inclusive at all three wonderful hotels along our trail.


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