Aspect Mountaineering

Are you ready for your next adventure? As mountain guides we know that heading off into the outdoors is one of life’s simple pleasures and we are here to help you achieve your outdoor ambitions. So why not join us for one of our events, we have lots going on across all the major mountain ranges of Britain as well as other activities that will be of interest to all outdoor enthusiasts. We always aim to provide you with a well organised event so that you can concentrate on enjoying what we hope will be a memorable and positive experience in the outdoors. Take a look at our events sections to see what’s coming up, however, feel free to get in touch with us directly if you would like us to create a bespoke event for you or a group. Maybe you would like some help realising one of your goals such as walking a long distant classic like the west highland way, scrambling the classic routes of Curved Ridge and the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe or heading deep into the Cairngorm mountains to tick off some of the classic peaks of this this iconic range with an overnight camp, bivvy or bothy along the way. Whatever you have in mind get in touch using the contact form or contact details at the bottom of each page.

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Scrambling

Scrambling lies somewhere between hill walking and climbing, you’ll need to get your hands dirty in order to stay safe and make upward progression. However, other than a sure foot and a head for heights there is nothing to stop you taking part in a truly breath-taking and exhilarating experience. Scrambling can take you off the beaten track in no time at-all to the wildest of situations with some of the best views on offer in the mountains.

Navigation

Aspect Mountaineering is pleased to be able to offer you courses certified by the National Navigation Award Scheme. The overall aim of the courses are simple – to give lovers of the outdoors, whatever their sport, age or fitness, the freedom to explore the paths, trails, hills and mountains of Britain and abroad. Gaining an award does not give you a qualification to teach or lead. It is a recognition of the level of skill at which you can navigate.

Hill Walking

Hill walking in all its guises is to be enjoyed and cherished. Rugged Mountain tops with rocky, knife edge ridges, rolling hills with panoramic vistas, cliff top coastal paths with views across the ocean to gentle strolls through high mountain glens full of flowers and fauna. We love it all here at Aspect Mountaineering and are happy to offer wide and varied routes to be enjoyed by all. John Muir put it best when he said: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
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What our clients say

A huge thank you to Andy for taking us safely to the top of Ben Nevis and bringing us back down again during our Moonlight hike with Macmillan cancer support. What an amazing guy with a huge knowledge of his surroundings. Would highly recommend Andy to anyone who is looking for support or a guide around any of our beautiful mountains x
June Williams Kent Foods, Macmillan midnight walk on Ben Nevis
Had a fabulous trek up Ben Nevis with Andrew, we were a bunch of novices, but with help and guidance we made it!! A beautiful sunny day helped, Andrew had so much knowledge on all the views an awesome day – thank you.
Ali Richards Private guided day on Ben Nevis
Thanks again to Andy for all the help on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge. He was professional, patient and good fun and really added to the day. I would definitely ask Andy to guide us on any future trips.
Paul Robinson Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Andrew was a wonderful guide! Transported us to the start and motivated us to the top of Ben Nevis. He made this a truly great adventure! Highly recommend.
Sam Wilmott Private guided day on Ben Nevis
Andrew was an absolute gentleman! A great guide with lots of knowledge and a chipper attitude who kept motivating us to keep putting one foot in front of the other. He made us feel safe and gave me his coat at the top of Ben Nevis!!! Thank you for a great and challenging experience
Corazon Slater BBC Radio, Children In Need
Lovely to spend the day with Andy climbing Ben Nevis.Thanks for being a great guide with the right level of reassurance when needed. Glad you met Pudsey Bear too!
Charlie Partridge BBC Radio, Children In Need

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5 days ago

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The Whangie makes for a great evening walk, and on the 20th July 2020 it was looking spectacular!

Fantastic views towards the Highlands of Scotland made even more dramatic by the odd shower blowing through and the wild flowers were in full bloom.

More pleasant wanderings and another good opportunity to expand my knowledge of flora & fauna, Andy 30th July 2020 🙂
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The Whangie makes for a great evening walk, and on the 20th July 2020 it was looking spectacular!

Fantastic views towards the Highlands of Scotland made even more dramatic by the odd shower blowing through and the wild flowers were in full bloom.

More pleasant wanderings and another good opportunity to expand my knowledge of flora & fauna, Andy 30th July 2020 :-)

Blairdenon Hill in the Ochil Hills is a hill that is less frequented than its neighbour, Ben Cleuch. It has a sense of remoteness as well, especially if you take the time to explore some of the other tops in the area.

The day 14th July 2020, started promising as I left Minstrie, lots of sunshine and clear views, As I reached the 1st summit of the day Colsnaur Hill, the wind speed increased and I was grateful of the small quarry at the summit to shelter in. I spent a good 30 minutes there enjoying the view towards Ben Cleuch in perfect solitude.

Crossing Minstrie Moss en-route to Blairdennon Hill left me exposed to the wind and the occasional shower that quickly blew through, but pleasant views in all directions remained. The summit of Blairdenon Hill is marked with the convergence of three fences. There is no shelter from the elements, so I moved on to explore Kidlaw Hill, Big Hunt Hill and Little Hunt Hill before returning to Minstrie.

One of the most striking things about this walk was not the solitude it offered but the vast variety of wild flowers in full bloom. They are everywhere, adding a dash of colour to the hillside and giving me a good opportunity to expand my knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Scottish hills.

Andy, 26th July 2020 🙂
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Blairdenon Hill in the Ochil Hills is a hill that is less frequented than its neighbour, Ben Cleuch. It has a sense of remoteness as well, especially if you take the time to explore some of the other tops in the area.

The day 14th July 2020, started promising as I left Minstrie, lots of sunshine and clear views, As I reached the 1st summit of the day Colsnaur Hill, the wind speed increased and I was grateful of the small quarry at the summit to shelter in. I spent a good 30 minutes there enjoying the view towards Ben Cleuch in perfect solitude.

Crossing Minstrie Moss en-route to Blairdennon Hill left me exposed to the wind and the occasional shower that quickly blew through, but pleasant views in all directions remained. The summit of Blairdenon Hill is marked with the convergence of three fences. There is no shelter from the elements, so I moved on to explore Kidlaw Hill, Big Hunt Hill and Little Hunt Hill before returning to Minstrie.

One of the most striking things about this walk was not the solitude it offered but the vast variety of wild flowers in full bloom. They are everywhere, adding a dash of colour to the hillside and giving me a good opportunity to expand my knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Scottish hills.

Andy, 26th July 2020 :-)

2 weeks ago

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I've visited the Ochil Hills many times now and usually I have enjoyed low cloud, rain, zero views and more boggyness than a boggy thing that is boggy.

It was a pleasant surprise for once to enjoy sunshine, views and relatively bog free walking when I visited these hills earlier in the month, 13th July 2020.

We set off from Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire, making our way up through Mill Glen to King's Seat Hill, a fine view point. Then bimbled over to Andrew Gannel Hill before ascending to the high point of The Ochil Hills, Ben Cleuch.

Our descent was via Ben Ever, a broad grassy ridge that allows you to make the most of the views before descending back into Mill Glen.

Another pleasant wander, with the hills to ourselves. Andy, 22nd July 2020 🙂
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Ive visited the Ochil Hills many times now and usually I have enjoyed low cloud, rain, zero views and more boggyness than a boggy thing that is boggy. 

It was a pleasant surprise for once to enjoy sunshine, views and relatively bog free walking when I visited these hills earlier in the month, 13th July 2020.

We set off from Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire, making our way up through Mill Glen to Kings Seat Hill, a fine view point. Then bimbled over to Andrew Gannel Hill before ascending to the high point of The Ochil Hills, Ben Cleuch.

Our descent was via Ben Ever, a broad grassy ridge that allows you to make the most of the views before descending back into Mill Glen.

Another pleasant wander, with the hills to ourselves. Andy, 22nd July 2020 :-)

 

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Done this circuit last week alot of good walks to be had in the Ochil hills

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