Welcome to Highland Ascents

Based in the exhilarating Scottish Highlands, we offer a range of professionally run courses and private guided experiences for all levels, abilities and ambitions.

During the winter months, join us to develop your mountain Winter Skills on one of our popular Winter Skills & Summits courses, or take things to the next level by booking on a Winter Mountaineering Course and learning how to stay safe on more challenging technical terrain. For those who want to push on even further, take a step into the vertical and let our professional Mountaineering Instructors (MIC) help you develop your skills and techniques as a winter climber.

We do more than just formal courses: let us help you achieve your climbing or mountaineering ambition as we guide you on the classic winter routes that the Scottish Highlands have to offer. Just get in touch and tell us what you’d like to do, or let us put a classic itinerary together for you.

For those looking to develop their skills our professional instructors run regular navigation courses for all abilities, as well as our Advanced Mountain Skills course which will give you solid grounding in core mountain skills.

During the summer, join us rock climbing on an Intro to Rock or Learn to Lead course, or scrambling and mountaineering on a classic expedition such as the much sought Cuillin Ridge Traverse.

Professionally, we also provide refresher courses for all of the mountain NGB awards, including Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader and SPA.