Scottish Winter Climbing

Below are some examples of the kinds of courses and experiences that Omega Guiding can offer. However, like everything we do, it's all customisable to give you the best possible time with us. Just send us a message or give us a ring and we can make your dream day out happen.

Guided Climbing

Join one of our guides for an epic day out climbing, a dream route? a chance to climb something a bit harder? or just a great experience on something new? 

The beauty of Scotland is that there is almost always somewhere to go climbing and we can be flexible to give you the best possible day. Our instructors can take one or two people if you wanted to climb as a pair.

Steep Mixed Improver

Experienced summer climber? Lots of mileage at lower grades in winter?

If so then our steep mixed course could be for you, we take the skills you already have and help you transfer them to the steeper ground often found in Scotland. How to recover, how to place gear, training techniques, our guides will cover it all.

Classic Ridges Week

Join us for a week of ticking off some of the greatest days out in Scotland. On the list could be Curved Ridge, the Aonach Eagach, Tower Ridge, Dorsal Arete, Castle Ridge, Liathach to name a few. Depending on numbers and accommodation arrangements we might travel to get the best conditions and make the most of our 5 days.

Experience Winter Climbing

The ideal course for summer climbers wanting to turn their hands to the dark art of Scottish winter climbing.  With support from our experienced instructors, you will get a taste for what Scotland has to offer. Some experience of crampons and axes will definitely be beneficial and ideally bring a partner to learn with.

Ben Nevis Ice Week

Our Scottish Ice course usually runs at the end of February when conditions are most likely! Fancy joining us to climb some of the routes you have heard all about? Point Five Gully, Smiths Route, Hadrians Wall! Could all be on the list if conditions are good. We will base ourselves at the CIC hut to make sure we get the most out of the week.

A good level of fitness is needed for our winter climbing days, they will often require a walk to the base of the route and we will have the added weight of the climbing equipment in our bags so this can make the walk harder. 

If you need to hire boots, crampons, ice axes, helmets, rucksacks, goggles etc then please let us know when booking and we can organise this through our partner company Scottish Mountain Hire. Or you can get in touch directly by emailing:

We believe that one of the best ways to enjoy winter climbing is to be well prepared, our guides have lots of experience looking after people in the mountains and we always have spare warm clothes, waterproofs, hats and gloves that our customers can use if they need to. 

For more information and to book please get in contact and we can customise your days to your needs!

To see what equipment and clothing we recommend take a look at our Kit List