From the aspiring novice to the more advanced mountaineer Snowgoose Mountain Centre offers
the perfect introduction, course, mountain guiding or holiday of a lifetime. This
is whether you want an introduction to rock climbing & abseiling,
learn to lead on rock, develop your navigational skills or tackle big
mountaineering routes in summer or winter. Maybe you will want to extend your summer
mountain activities into autumn and winter by getting to grip with the
skills needed to take on winter walking, winter mountaineering then snow and ice climbing.
Our aim is always to introduce our clients to the fundamental hill
and mountain skills or develop those they have already so that they can
independently progress their mountaineering expertise through out the
year from summer into winter mountaineering.
Winter Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Courses are
run at this fantastic time of year in the Scottish Highlands by
Snowgoose Mountain Centre when the hills and mountains are covered with
snow and ice. Our skills based winter courses for climbing,
mountaineering and guiding are delivered in the mountains around the Ben
Nevis and Glencoe areas in a convenient location four miles from Fort
William. We deliver courses in basic ice axe
& crampon techniques, avalanche awareness, through to advanced
winter climbing courses. Complete winter novices are introduced to the
basic winter walking skills needed to travel in the mountains of the
Scottish Highlands safely in winter giving a solid skills base.
A wide range of mountain based skills coaching,
courses, guiding & holidays are on offer throughout the spring, summer and
early autumn suited to the needs of individuals, families, & groups.
Our courses & holiday are led only by local, friendly ,
professionally qualified and experienced course leaders, instructors
& guides based largely on “the Ben” Nevis, Glen Nevis, Glen Coe,
Creag Meaghidh, Ardgour and Kintail areas.
If you are new to mountain based activities and our area then why
not join a group or book a guide to do the ascent of the UK’s highest
mountain – Ben Nevis. An iconic day out on the mountains – which ever
way you do it.
We cater from absolute beginners wanting a leisurely mountain walk to
those requiring an in depth refresher before taking a qualification
assessment. Our rock climbing courses provide a logical progression from
indoor wall climbing to Classic Munro, Rock, Ridge mountain routes.
Participants going on overseas, high altitude trekking holidays find
that our courses – summer or winter – are an excellent value preparation
for such expeditions.
Snowgoose Mountain Centre is an AALS licensed centre (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and a DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider) for Expeditions and Residentials. John Cuthbertson holds the MIC (Mountain Instructors Certificate) which is the highest UK based mountain instructor's qualification. He is a also an Accredited Gold DofE Assessor for walking & paddling expeditions.