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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Wishing The Balcony Cafe all the best...! 😀😀😀Our fab The Balcony Cafe will open from tomorrow for lunch and will open for the full weekend. The team will be offering delicious cakes, gourmet toasties and top coffee. The full menu will land on the 5th Oct. We are really excited to see Liam, his family, and the rest of his great team back to GCC, now operating independantly! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing  The Balcony Cafe all the best...! 😀😀😀

On the 22nd-23rd August 2020 Aspect Mountaineering's 1st National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) course since lock down went a head here in the heart of Glasgow successfully.

Day 1, the team looked at maps, the differences in maps and how to set the map or orientate the map using linear features, land masses or the compass. How to check your direction of travel using the compass and basic contour interpretation using ropes.

Day 2, was spent in Mugdock Country Park putting this new found knowledge to good use, using the official orienteering map of the park to navigate a very random route through the park. No photographs due to the torrential rain!

A very strong performance from all team members, that overcame a challenging second day to successfully pass there NNAS Bronze Navigator Award.

A huge well done to Helen, Kathy, Tony & Keith from Aspect Mountaineering! 🙂

Aspect Mountaineering's next NNAS Bronze Navigator Award will be running on the 17th-18th October 2020 based at Ballater. Details can be found here www.facebook.com/events/2602311153415379/ or here nnas.tahdah.me/event/detail/343000 Simply drop Aspect Mountaineering a message here on Facebook or email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com to book!

Andy, 16th September 2020

Aspect Mountaineering, GlasgowBotanicGardens, Kelvingrove Park, Mugdock Country Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom, National Navigation Award Scheme, Mountain Training Mountain Training Association,
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On the 22nd-23rd August 2020 Aspect Mountaineerings 1st National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) course since lock down went a head here in the heart of Glasgow successfully.

Day 1,  the team looked at maps, the differences in maps and how to set the map or orientate the map using linear features, land masses or the compass. How to check your direction of travel using the compass and basic contour interpretation using ropes.

Day 2, was spent in Mugdock Country Park putting this new found knowledge to good use, using the official orienteering map of the park to navigate a very random route through the park. No photographs due to the torrential rain!

A very strong performance from all team members, that overcame a challenging second day to successfully pass there NNAS Bronze Navigator Award.

A huge well done to Helen, Kathy, Tony & Keith from Aspect Mountaineering! :-)

Aspect Mountaineerings next NNAS Bronze Navigator Award will be running on the 17th-18th October 2020 based at Ballater. Details can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/2602311153415379/ or here https://nnas.tahdah.me/event/detail/343000 Simply drop Aspect Mountaineering a message here on Facebook or email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com to book! 

Andy, 16th September 2020

Aspect Mountaineering, GlasgowBotanicGardens, Kelvingrove Park, Mugdock Country Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom, National Navigation Award Scheme, Mountain Training Mountain Training Association,

21st August 2020, was one of those days with a very mixed weather forecast, high wind speeds across the tops, heavy showers and prolonged rain in places.

The southeast was looking a little more optimistic, not much to be honest. So I returned to The Pentland Hills and as it turned out, the hills were quiet and the views spectacular.

From Threipmuir Reservoir I completed a circular route taking in Scald Law, South Black Hill, East Kip and West Kip. A fantastic little circuit and ideal for short day hill fix!

Pleasant wanderings and great views, Andy 15th September 2020 🙂

Aspect Mountaineering, Pentland Hills Regional Park, Pentland Hills Users
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21st August 2020, was one of those days with a very mixed weather forecast, high wind speeds across the tops, heavy showers and prolonged rain in places. 

The southeast was looking a little more optimistic, not much to be honest. So I returned to The Pentland Hills and as it turned out, the hills were quiet and the views spectacular.

From Threipmuir Reservoir I completed a circular route taking in Scald Law, South Black Hill, East Kip and West Kip. A fantastic little circuit and ideal for short day hill fix!

Pleasant wanderings and great views, Andy 15th September 2020 :-)

Aspect Mountaineering, Pentland Hills Regional Park, Pentland Hills Users

 

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Never got around to walking in The Pentlands - thanks for posting

Rob Stevens, you are very welcome. 😀

I've walked many times in the Luss Hills to the west of Loch Lomond and found them to offer great hill walking within easy reach of Glasgow and very rarely have I ever bumped into anybody else.

18th August 2020 I walked a circuit of Auchengaich Hill, Beinn Tharsuinn, Beinn Chaorach & Beinn a' Mhanaich from the A817 military road. They made for a thoroughly enjoyable walk, with the odd fleeting glimpses of the surrounding hills and towards the hills of Arrochar.

Pleasant wanders in the mist, Andy 14th September 2020.

Aspect Mountaineering, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
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Ive walked many times in the Luss Hills to the west of Loch Lomond and found them to offer great hill walking within easy reach of Glasgow and very rarely have I ever bumped into anybody else.

18th August 2020 I walked a circuit of Auchengaich Hill, Beinn Tharsuinn, Beinn Chaorach & Beinn a Mhanaich from the A817 military road. They made for a thoroughly enjoyable walk, with the odd fleeting glimpses of the surrounding hills and towards the hills of Arrochar.

Pleasant wanders in the mist, Andy 14th September 2020.

Aspect Mountaineering, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

My final day in the far north of Scotland and I felt the need for speed...!

On the 10th August 2020 I cycled into Maoile Lunndaidh a stand alone munro that makes up part of the Loch Monor Hills from Glen Carron.

It was a slow and steady approach to the hill in blistering heat, it seemed to take an age to cycle in and I am not going to lie. Cycling uphill on a 4x4 track certainly gave the legs a good work out after such a long period away from the hills.

I made a direct ascent straight up to Carn nam Fiaclan a munro top and then onto the summit of Maoile Lunndaidh before descending straight back to the 4x4 track. It is possible to make this a more interesting circuit by walking the whole ridge line of Maoile Lunndie or combine it with its neighbours Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a' Chaorachain.

Once back at the 4x4 track I picked my bike up from where I left it at Glenuig Lodge and hurtled back to towards Glen Carron at great speed enjoying just over 10km of fast down hill cycling. It felt awesome and I was back at the car in no time!

Another incredible day enjoyed in solitude, Andy 9th September 2020. 🙂

Aspect Mountaineering
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My final day in the far north of Scotland and I felt the need for speed...! 

On the 10th August 2020 I cycled into Maoile Lunndaidh a stand alone munro that makes up part of the Loch Monor Hills from Glen Carron.

It was a slow and steady approach to the hill in blistering heat, it seemed to take an age to cycle in and I am not going to lie. Cycling uphill on a 4x4 track certainly gave the legs a good work out after such a long period away from the hills.

I made a direct ascent straight up to Carn nam Fiaclan a munro top and then onto the summit of Maoile Lunndaidh before descending straight back to the 4x4 track. It is possible to make this a more interesting circuit by walking the whole ridge line of Maoile Lunndie or combine it with its neighbours Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a Chaorachain.

Once back at the 4x4 track I picked my bike up from where I left it at Glenuig Lodge and hurtled back to towards Glen Carron at great speed enjoying just over 10km of fast down hill cycling. It felt awesome and I was back at the car in no time!

Another incredible day enjoyed in solitude, Andy 9th September 2020. :-)

Aspect Mountaineering

 

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Using the bike was a great idea - beats foot-slogging there and back from Inverchoran🙃

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