The mountains of Scotland under winter conditions are quite simply outstanding. At Unique Ascent we have been exploring Scotland's mountains every Winter since 1986 and it just gets better and better year after year. By using our extensive local knowledge of the Scottish uplands and by studying the current climatic conditions we can ensure you get the very best days out in Scotland's winter wonderland.
Cairngorm plateau in immaculate condition. Ridge to Cairn Lochan summit. Traversing Coire Leis, North Face Ben Nevis.
In Winter we provide an in-depth and unique training program teaching the essential skills required to safely travel in the UK and Irish mountains under winter conditions. The core elements covered in every training program are winter navigation techniques, snow pack analysis, winter movement skills involving the use of ice axe & crampons, safe steep winter ground travel and many more specialised winter techniques. We combine these core techniques with 26 years experience of winter mountaineering in Scotland and Ireland to provide you with a full and complete training package to allow you to travel safely and confidently over the winter mountains in your future adventures.
This winter training program is primarily aimed at experienced summer walkers who wish to gain the necessary winter skill to venture safely and explore the mountains of Scotland and Ireland whilst they are at their finest.
Ben Macdui, Cairngorm Plateau. Snow Hole accomodation. Glen Shee with a winter storm approaching.
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