Scrambling on Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glencoe

Scrambling on Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glencoe

Training Day on Buachaille Etive Mòr, Scrambling in Glencoe Book a scrambling adventure ‘You can’t eat a view, no matter how beautiful’ Most of our Guides working in Glencoe and Ben Nevis are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. One of the main benefits is Continuous Professional Development. Often shortened to ‘CPD” We started […]

Who looks after Ben Nevis

Who looks after Ben Nevis

Who looks after Ben Nevis? Over 150 000 people climb Ben Nevis every year. The huge majority use the classic route called the ‘Pony Track’ to the summit of Ben Nevis. But who looks after Ben Nevis? Ben Nevis is not owned by one single person or estate, a number of different organisations own different […]

Ben Nevis and the shipwreck, the Corpach Wreck

Ben Nevis and the Shipwreck or the Corpach Wreck

Ben Nevis and the Shipwreck Know by the locals as the “Ben Nevis shipwreck’ or the ‘Corpach shipwreck’ what is the story of this iconic beached boat that faces Ben Nevis?   I went for a swim in Loch Linnhe today, swimming from Corpach, past the Caledonian canal and onto Caol, with Ben Nevis dominating […]

Ben Nevis guide qualifications

Association of Mountaineering Instructors, Ben Nevis Guides

Ben Nevis guide qualification and training, knowing you are in safe hands You want your Ben Nevis Guide to be experienced and qualified. But how do you know? The UK’s most senior guides and instructors are often members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). Only those with the higher qualifications and experience can join […]

Outdoor capital UK

Guided walk on Ben Nevis

Outdoor Capital UK! Outdoor Capital of the UK is a part of local Highlands project. This is run by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to create a single united way to represent tourism in Lochaber, the heart of the Scottish. Wild Mountain Guides is a full member of the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to support the […]

Canyoning

Canyoning near Ben Nevis and Glencoe

Not just going up the mountains of Ben Nevis and Glencoe…. …………but coming down them! Wild Mountain Guides focuses on hillwalking, scrambling and climbing on Ben Nevis, Glencoe and the surrounding mountains and glens, but it is nice to doing something different. We explored a canyon and gorge system between Ben Nevis and Glencoe with […]

Sunrise over Ben Nevis

Sunrise Ben Nevis

Sunrise over Ben Nevis. Spring sunrise over Ben Nevis during lockdown. Lock down is hard and like everyone else we are keeping off the Scottish Mountains, but an early morning dog walk round the back of our house certainly helped. I walked up to the summit of Meall Banavie, Meall means bare rounded hill in […]

Ben Nevis in November

Ben Nevis in November

What’s Ben Nevis like in November? Ben Nevis in November, winter wonderland or wind and storms? Ben Nevis in November? It can be stunning, crisp autumn in Glen Nevis, the start of the main route with the first touch of winter on the top.As you get higher the patches of ice may become larger and […]

Ben Nevis in January

Ben Nevis in January

Whats Ben Nevis like in January? Ben Nevis in January? Don’t write off the early part of the year, despite the short days Ben Nevis in January can be a magic mountain adventure on Ben Nevis. We will look at what crampons and boots you need for Ben Nevis in Winter. Wild Mountain Guides is […]

Winter Day on Stob Ban, Mammores

Stob Ban in Winter

Winter Mountaineering Day on Stob Ban, Mamore’s Between Ben Nevis and Glencoe is a Scottish mountain range called the Mammore’s. Our senior mountain guide spend the day winter mountaineering on Stob Ban’s North Ridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C42Y-hYt2ps&t=7s A contrasting day, beautiful in the glen and wild with deep snow on top. Some careful decisions needed to be […]