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 day ago
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What can I say? The weather is going from one extreme to another! Dare I say it... It was almost to hot to climb today at Bennybeg! 🙂

Today I had the company of a family group Keith, Rachel, Chloe and two Aspect regulars Kathy and Colin both experienced climbers. 🙂

We enjoyed a very relaxed session, dashing from the crag to shade between climbs.! Keith, Rachel and Chloe all refreshed previous skills, tying in with a suitable knot, how to connect a belay device, and how to belay safely. 🙂

Kathy and Colin both got lots of climbing in as well. 🙂

Fantastic as always to see a group develop, bong and support each other! 🙂

Andy, 7th August 2022 🙂

#climbing
#sport
#Bennybeg
#crieff
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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What can I say? The weather is going from one extreme to another! Dare I say it... It was almost to hot to climb today at Bennybeg! :-)

Today I had the company of a family group Keith, Rachel, Chloe and two Aspect regulars Kathy and Colin both experienced climbers. :-)

We enjoyed a very relaxed session, dashing from the crag to shade between climbs.! Keith, Rachel and Chloe all refreshed previous skills, tying in with a suitable knot, how to connect a belay device, and how to belay safely. :-)

Kathy and Colin both got lots of climbing in as well. :-)

Fantastic as always to see a group develop, bong and support each other! :-)

Andy, 7th August 2022 :-)

#climbing
#sport
#Bennybeg
#crieff
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

Ptarmigan Coffee 

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Many thanks. A good session brought to an end for me by a strangely behaving finger.

Lewis Findlay

2 days ago
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Neilston Quarry again today, with Scott. 🙂 Scott in the past has used guides to complete an ascent of the Inn Pinn, part of the Black Cuillin and the famous Tower Ridge on the North Face of Ben Nevis.

Todays focus was giving Scott an insight into how rock climbing works and becoming comfortable at seconding for a lead climber. 🙂

We looked at tying in with a suitable knot, an appropriate belay device and how to set it up correctly. Belaying for a lead climber. How to remove protection, rack it on your harness and how to use a nut key to assist with removing protection. 🙂

The session went well considering the weather was not exactly playing ball with a strong cold wind blowing and scattered showers. Scott soon picked up all the skills required to second for a lead climber and we made the most of having the crag to ourselves! 🙂

Another belter of a session! Andy, 6th August 2022 🙂

#climbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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Neilston Quarry again today, with Scott. :-) Scott in the past has used guides to complete an ascent of the Inn Pinn, part of the Black Cuillin and the famous Tower Ridge on the North Face of Ben Nevis.

Todays focus was giving Scott an insight into how rock climbing works and becoming comfortable at seconding for a lead climber. :-)

We looked at tying in with a suitable knot, an appropriate belay device and how to set it up correctly. Belaying for a lead climber. How to remove protection, rack it on your harness and how to use a nut key to assist with removing protection. :-)

The session went well considering the weather was not exactly playing ball with a strong cold wind blowing and scattered showers.  Scott soon picked up all the skills required to second for a lead climber and we made the most of having the crag to ourselves! :-)

Another belter of a session! Andy, 6th August 2022 :-)

#climbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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Thanks Andy. A great day! Learned loads, had a laugh and appreciated the way you made it look so simple.🙄

3 days ago
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A super fun family session this afternoon at Neilston Quarry with Sophie and her two boys. Ruaridh and Finlay. 🙂

The session was slow to start, as we had to wait for things to dry out as a rain shower passed over just before we arrived.

It not take long for the boys to get used to climbing on real rock, and for Sophie to pick up belaying for the two boys. 🙂

As always, it is good to see a family group develop, support each other and most importantly complete loads of climbs! 🙂

An awesome afternoon, Andy 5th August 2022 🙂
#climbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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A super fun family session this afternoon at Neilston Quarry with Sophie and her two boys. Ruaridh and Finlay. :-)

The session was slow to start, as we had to wait for things to dry out as a rain shower passed over just before we arrived.

It not take long for the boys to get used to climbing on real rock, and for Sophie to pick up belaying for the two boys. :-)

As always, it is good to see a family group develop, support each other and most importantly complete loads of climbs! :-)

An awesome afternoon, Andy 5th August 2022 :-)
#climbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

We still have availability, contact Aspect Mountaineering for further information. :-)

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Had great fun Andy, thanks for having us!

Well done Soph-iee J Cr-ee 🥰

4 days ago
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Auchinstarry Quarry this evening with a mixed bunch of super enthusiastic climbers! 🙂 Some returning clients and others newbies to Aspect Mountaineering. 🙂

We had one family group, a lovely couple trying something new before tying the knot at the weekend and three returning clients with grand children a long to experience climbing outdoors. 🙂

It was a very pleasant laid back session, with lots of climbing and thankfully the rain stayed away! 🙂

A huge thanks to the entire Aspect Mountaineering team this evening! 🙂 Ruaridh, Cameron, Jimmy, Adam and last but not least Little Mary. 🙂 Awesome work as always! 🙂

More climbing tomorrow, Andy 4th August 2022 🙂

#auchinstarryquarry
#kilsyth
#stirling
#scotland
#climbing
#aspectmountaineering

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Auchinstarry Quarry this evening with a mixed bunch of super enthusiastic climbers! :-) Some returning clients and others newbies to Aspect Mountaineering. :-)

We had one family group, a lovely couple trying something new before tying the knot at the weekend and three returning clients with grand children a long to experience climbing outdoors. :-)

It was a very pleasant laid back session, with lots of climbing and thankfully the rain stayed away! :-)

A huge thanks to the entire Aspect Mountaineering team this evening! :-) Ruaridh, Cameron, Jimmy, Adam and last but not least Little Mary. :-) Awesome work as always! :-)

More climbing tomorrow, Andy 4th August 2022 :-)

#auchinstarryquarry
#kilsyth
#stirling
#scotland
#climbing
#aspectmountaineering

Aspect Mountaineering still has availability, contact us for further information! :-)

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My friends and I had a fantastic time last night. Really well organised and everybody really friendly. Will definitely be back 😁

Great fun once again ! Many thanks to all the team 😊

We loved it tonight Andy, thanks again 🙂

One if the best nights ever!!!

Hi! I'm interested in trying this and had sent an email enquiry a few weeks ago. What is the minimum age for this please?

Tony Boyle

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5 days ago
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I've been enjoying a very busy spell here at Aspect Mountaineering, delivering introductory rock climbing sessions, guided mountain walks and trying my best to keep up with admin! It is overwhelming and super enjoyable! 🙂

This evening I was at Neilston Quarry with Nikki Connolly and her merry bunch of Ladies! All returning clients! 🙂 It was the first time any of them had tried rock climbing! 🙂 There were some doubts, some nerves and a lot of "no way, I'm not doing that"! 🙂

With the support of the Aspect Mountaineering team, everyone of these Ladies completed climbing routes ranging from VD-HVS! 🙂 That is a super achievement! 🙂 A huge well done to all the Ladies that attended this evening! 🙂

A massive shout out to the team! Ruaridh, on form as always! A big thanks to Cameron and Jimmy, both RCI trainees who are showing real commitment to completing the RCI award. 🙂

A belter of a session, Andy 3rd August 2022 🙂

#aspectmountaineering
#climbing
#Neilston
#glasgow
#scotland

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Ive been enjoying a very busy spell here at Aspect Mountaineering, delivering introductory rock climbing sessions, guided mountain walks and trying my best to keep up with admin! It is overwhelming and super enjoyable! :-)

This evening I was at Neilston Quarry with Nikki Connolly and her merry bunch of Ladies! All returning clients! :-) It was the first time any of them had tried rock climbing! :-) There were some doubts, some nerves and a lot of no way, Im not doing that! :-)

With the support of the Aspect Mountaineering team, everyone of these Ladies completed climbing routes ranging from VD-HVS! :-) That is a super achievement! :-) A huge well done to all the Ladies that attended this evening! :-)

A massive shout out to the team! Ruaridh, on form as always! A big thanks to Cameron and Jimmy, both RCI trainees who are showing real commitment to completing the RCI award. :-)

A belter of a session, Andy 3rd August 2022 :-)

#aspectmountaineering
#climbing
#Neilston
#glasgow
#scotland

More climbing dates have been added to the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability! :-)

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Fab evening, great team of guys showing us the ropes, great experience!

Fab evening thanks to everyone for your guidance and support and encouragement would highly recommend 👌

well done ladies 👏 sorry I missed out! will get booked up for another shortly! 👍

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Meet the new owner of the cafe... Murry of Ptarmigan Coffee  Absolute gent who kept my clients refreshed with ice cold drinks! :-)
Chloe making moves high up...
Rachel belaying with Keith backing up the rope...
Rachel climbing, keith belaying, chloe backing up the rope and in the back ground Colin Belaying for Kathy...
Rachel belaying for Keith with Kathy backing up the rope...
Yass! Dad gets to climb as well with Rachel belaying...
Keith belaying for Rachel with Chloe backing up the rope...
Rachel high up, making moves...
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