Winter Guided Walking Week

Five days of guided winter walking around the historic and stunning mountains of Glencoe.

You know the basics and now you want to put those winter walking skills into practice.

Over the five days, we will undertake a series of mountain journeys, exploring the beautiful West Coast mountains and hopefully bagging a few new Munro’s for your collection. We will revise some of the unique hazards that winter brings, and, through the course of the week develop your judgement, skills and confidence in the winter mountains.

Who is it for ?

This five day winter walking adventure is for walkers who have some knowledge of walking in winter already and want to extend their experience.

Winter Guided Walking Week – Course Format

The exact course itinerary is always flexible to cope with weather conditions. At the beginning of the week, we will revise the skills that are required for us to move safely on the hills in winter. On subsequent days you will put these skills into practice as we explore the mountains of the West Coast, from the busy central hills to the more esoteric, but no less worthy outliers.

We aim to summit at least one mountain each day, and weather conditions permitting, we can take to some of the famous local ridges stringing several summits together.

Course Details

  • Location: Glencoe - Scotland
  • Cost: £475 per person
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Ratio: 1:6
  • Level: Intermediate
Select course date

More Information

  • Course Dates
  • Bespoke Dates and Locations

    If there are a group of you that want the challenge and exhilaration of winter, but there are no suitable dates available, or you would like to do something similar in a different area, please contact the office and we will arrange some dates to suit your diary.

  • Meeting Point

    For our winter walking week, we meet at 08:30 in Glencoe.

  • Equipment Required

    A detailed equipment list is contained in the joining instructions. Essentially, you need to be self sufficient for a day in the mountains, in winter.

    We can provide an ice axe, crampons and helmet if needed. Boots can be hired locally if required.

  • Fitness Level

    You certainly don’t have to be super fit to enjoy this course, and average fitness is quite sufficient. Some experience of winter hillwalking is essential.

  • Accommodation Options

    This Beyond the Edge course is non-residential to allow you to select between thermarest or 5 star hotel as you require.
    There are hundreds of accommodation options in and around Glencoe / Fort William from luxurious Castles to campsites and everything in between.

    If you want a hand booking something or want something special, contact the office and we will endeavour to assist.


  • How do I book ?

    The best way is via this webpage. Choose the date from the options on the above and then submit your booking. You only need to pay the deposit if your course is more than six weeks away.

    For bespoke events get in touch first so we can check diaries and if required give you a quote. Get in touch by either calling the office on 01142 631 155 or emailing us.

  • Does the course include accommodation ?

    Not usually! We prefer to let you choose where you will be most comfortable. This may be in a tent or in a luxury hotel.

    A range of accommodation options can be found on our accommodation page.

    For bespoke courses and events we can arrange whatever you desire from a bivouac under the stars to a spa hotel.

  • Children, Parking, Dogs, COVID and everything else...

    You will find all of the most frequently asked questions and their answers on our FAQ webpage.

Course Details

  • Location: Glencoe - Scotland
  • Cost: £475 per person
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Ratio: 1:6
  • Level: Intermediate
Select course date

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