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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1 week ago
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A similar story to last night, a little shower dodging and timing things just right was the key to success this evening. 🙂

Two newbies to Aspect this evening, Anne and June both with different skill sets made this an interesting session. 🙂

Anne is a very experienced hillwalker/scrambler and has experienced rock climbing before and June who has tried indoor climbing but wanted to experience rock climbing in preparation of Cuillin Ridge traverse. 🙂

Both climbers completed an ascent of Access Route Diff*** and Anarchist VDiff. In challenging conditions, a little wet at times followed by very humid returning to wet. 🙂

A good effort from both Anne and June, Andy 29th June 2022. 🙂

#auchinstarryquarry
#auchinstarry
#kilsyth
#scotland
#climbing
#rockclimbing
#aspectmountaineering

We still have spaces available, check out the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. 🙂
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A similar story to last night, a little shower dodging and timing things just right was the key to success this evening. :-)

Two newbies to Aspect this evening, Anne and June both with different skill sets made this an interesting session. :-)

Anne is a very experienced hillwalker/scrambler and has experienced rock climbing before and June who has tried indoor climbing but wanted to experience rock climbing in preparation of Cuillin Ridge traverse. :-)

Both climbers completed an ascent of Access Route Diff*** and Anarchist VDiff. In challenging conditions, a little wet at times followed by very humid returning to wet. :-)

A good effort from both Anne and June, Andy 29th June 2022. :-)

#auchinstarryquarry
#auchinstarry
#kilsyth
#scotland
#climbing
#rockclimbing
#aspectmountaineering

We still have spaces available, check out the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. :-)

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Had a great time 😁

1 week ago
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With the weather being very unpredictable at the moment it was looking like last nights Introduction to Rock Climbing at Neilston Quarry was not going to happen. 🙁

Fortunately the weather played ball, the rain passed over, revealing blue skies. The strong breeze that was blowing dried the crag nicely just in time for this session to take place. 🙂

Last night Amanda another member of the SWWG- Scottish Women’s Walking Group and son Eoin joined me. They both made successful ascents of Crack Corner VD, Intrusion Line VD, Willie's Route S with Aoin taking on Curving Crack HVS to finish the session. Hard to believe Eoin has a lower prosthetic leg! 🙂

Thanks to Meg and Ashok who both came a long to shadow. 🙂

Another brilliant session, Andy 29th June 2022
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With the weather being very unpredictable at the moment it was looking like last nights Introduction to Rock Climbing at Neilston Quarry was not going to happen. :-(

Fortunately the weather played ball, the rain passed over, revealing blue skies. The strong breeze that was blowing dried the crag nicely just in time for this session to take place. :-)

Last night Amanda another member of the SWWG- Scottish Women’s Walking Group and son Eoin joined me. They both made successful ascents of Crack Corner VD, Intrusion Line VD, Willies Route S with Aoin taking on Curving Crack HVS to finish the session. Hard to believe Eoin has a lower prosthetic leg! :-)

Thanks to Meg and Ashok who both came a long to shadow. :-)

Another brilliant session, Andy 29th June 2022

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Thanks Andy we had a fantastic time. Definitely something I am hoping to do more off. I would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of trying out this sport 5⭐️

Any more of these comming up soon?

How often do you run the Beginners one at Rosyth ?

2 weeks ago
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Today Aspect Mountaineering enjoyed running another successful Introduction to Rock Climbing at Rosyth Quarry. 🙂

It was a mixed group. Returning clients, Doreen, Kelly, Caroline and Caroline's niece Sophie. Fiona returning client along with daughter Heather and finally Aspect Newbies Emma with daughter Violet. 🙂

It was a relaxed affair, with the group tackling some of the shorter routes to the left of the Quarry, As confidence grew and the group bonded we worked our way to the right tackling more difficult climbs and much higher climbs. 🙂

The session ended with an abseil and for those that were really keen a second abseil. 🙂

Fantastic to have Meg along again who is a trainee RCI and Certainly working very hard towards assessment. Thanks to Ruraidh for his hard work. 🙂

Another brilliant session, lots of sunshine and laughter. Andy, 25th June 2022 🙂

#climbing
#rockclimbing
#rosyth
#rosythquarry
#edinburgh
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More climbing dates are available on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com with more to be added soon or contact us for availability. 🙂
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Today Aspect Mountaineering enjoyed running another successful Introduction to Rock Climbing at Rosyth Quarry. :-)

It was a mixed group. Returning clients, Doreen, Kelly, Caroline and Carolines niece Sophie. Fiona returning client along with daughter Heather and finally Aspect Newbies Emma with daughter Violet. :-)

It was a relaxed affair, with the group tackling some of the shorter routes to the left of the Quarry, As confidence grew and the group bonded we worked our way to the right tackling more difficult climbs and much higher climbs. :-)

The session ended with an abseil and for those that were really keen a second abseil. :-)

Fantastic to have Meg along again who is a trainee RCI and Certainly working very hard towards assessment. Thanks to Ruraidh for his hard work. :-)

Another brilliant session, lots of sunshine and laughter. Andy, 25th June 2022 :-)

#climbing
#rockclimbing
#rosyth
#rosythquarry
#edinburgh
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More climbing dates are available on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com with more to be added soon or contact us for availability. :-)

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Think we can all agree Sophie was the star of the show 🥰

Well done everyone, looks like a fun day 🥰

Great day, thanks again Andy 😁

2 weeks ago
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Today I enjoyed a rare day off. The weather when I left Glen Shiel this morning was looking promising, so I decided to go for a gentle wander on my way down to Fort William.

I stopped off in Kilfinnan to make an ascent of Ben Tee a Corbett that has been on my "to do" list for many years now. The ground underfoot was very boggy and crossing the featureless moor was not the most inspiring walk I have ever undertaken but I was rewarded with some pleasant views, met some of the local wildlife and enjoyed lunch with a view over Loch Lochy. 🙂

On my drive down to Fort William I stopped off at the Commando Monument, something else that has been on my "to do" list for many years. Here I enjoyed a brew, sunshine, magnificent views towards The Grey Corries and of course Ben Nevis.

Another top day in the Highlands, Andy 23rd June 2022. 🙂

#bentee
#corbett
#corbettbagging
#lochlochy
#scotland
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Today I enjoyed a rare day off. The weather when I left Glen Shiel this morning was looking promising, so I decided to go for a gentle wander on my way down to Fort William. 

I stopped off in Kilfinnan to make an ascent of Ben Tee a Corbett that has been on my to do list for many years now. The ground underfoot was very boggy and crossing the featureless moor was not the most inspiring walk I have ever undertaken but I was rewarded with some pleasant views, met some of the local wildlife and enjoyed lunch with a view over Loch Lochy. :-)

On my drive down to Fort William I stopped off at the Commando Monument, something else that has been on my to do list for many years. Here I enjoyed a brew, sunshine, magnificent views towards The Grey Corries and of course Ben Nevis.

Another top day in the Highlands, Andy 23rd June 2022. :-)

#bentee
#corbett
#corbettbagging
#lochlochy
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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I beleive there is a path that leads to the Kilfinnan Falls. I went straight up the hillside from the parking.

Hi Andy, is there any kind of path up the side of the Kilfinnan burn?

2 weeks ago
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What A day and what a laugh with this bunch of ladies from the Scottish Women's Walking Group! 🙂

Todays conditions were not as bad as the forecast would suggest, but still very challenging at times. The cloud level was very low, possibly down to 500m at times, strong winds when exposed on the higher ground with spells of drizzle. 🙁

Some clever route finding, a positive attitude and a can do attitude lead to this group of women having a thoroughly enjoyable experience, pushing themselves to there limits in there own time. 🙂

We made a successful ascent of The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine via the Forcan Ridge using a combination of the bypass path and sections of the ridge the group felt confident to tackle. 🙂

A huge well done to everyone! And to be honest, an utter privilege to work with you all. 🙂 Andy, 22nd June 2022 🙂

#munrobagging
#munrobagging
#thesaddle
#theforcanridge
#sgurrnasgine
#glenshiel
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More dates for Kintail adventures are on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. 🙂
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What A day and what a laugh with this bunch of ladies from the Scottish Womens Walking Group! :-)

Todays conditions were not as bad as the forecast would suggest, but still very challenging at times. The cloud level was very low, possibly down to 500m at times, strong winds when exposed on the higher ground with spells of drizzle. :-(

Some clever route finding, a positive attitude and a can do attitude lead to this group of women having a thoroughly enjoyable experience, pushing themselves to there limits in there own time. :-)

We made a successful ascent of The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine via the Forcan Ridge using a combination of the bypass path and sections of the ridge the group felt confident to tackle. :-)

A huge well done to everyone! And to be honest, an utter privilege to work with you all. :-) Andy, 22nd June 2022 :-)

#munrobagging
#munrobagging
#thesaddle
#theforcanridge
#sgurrnasgine
#glenshiel
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More dates for Kintail adventures are on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. :-)

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Well done sole sisters! Inspiring the rest of us again! X

Well done girls. Happy days 🥰🥰🥰. Can’t wait to do these.

the views are incredible...

Fanbloomintastic. What a bunch of brave and slightly mad wummin 😜👏🤩

Fantastic effort everyone 👏👏

Well done ladies 👋👋👋

Well done ladies , great achievement . 🥰

Well done ladies, another great achievement xx

Fabulous! Well done ladies 🤩🤩🤩

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Anne coiling the rope...
June coiling the rope...
Two ladies showing me the way down...
Anne just topping out Anarchist Route...
Two happy belayers...
June and Anne on Access Route, climbing in parallel...
Two happy belayers and my view down Anarchist route...
Smiles or grimaces, as the rain continued... :-)
Unfortunately having a prosthetic leg meant we could not get rock shoes to fit.... This did not stop Eoin putting in a determined performance. :-)
Eoin approaching the crux of Curving crack...
Amanda on Intrusion Line...
Eoin on Intrusion Line...
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