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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2 weeks ago
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Another belter of a session with Lexi & Em's at Auchinstarry Quarry on the 11th May 2024. 😀
The focus of this session was climbing in parallel again. Lexi belayed for me leading the route, once I topped out, I brought up Lexi who was being belayed by Em's. ✅️ Once Lexi topped-out, Lexi built the belay and brought up Em's. ✅️ It is definitely starting to come together and Lexi is getting more proficient and confident in her belay building skills. Em's lead belaying is better. ✅️ We made the usual abseil descent for all routes. 🧗‍♀️🤙
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Aspect Mountaineering offers long-term coaching suitable for young people & adults. We also offer bespoke rock climbing & abseiling experiences. Contact us for further information and pricing‼️

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Another belter of a session with Lexi & Ems at Auchinstarry Quarry on the 11th May 2024. 😀
The focus of this session was climbing in parallel again. Lexi belayed for me leading the route, once I topped out, I brought up Lexi who was being belayed by Ems. ✅️ Once Lexi topped-out, Lexi built the belay and brought up Ems. ✅️ It is definitely starting to come together and Lexi is getting more proficient and confident in her belay building skills. Ems lead belaying is better. ✅️ We made the usual abseil descent for all routes. 🧗‍♀️🤙
A huge thanks to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Aspect Mountaineering offers long-term coaching suitable for young people & adults. We also offer bespoke rock climbing & abseiling experiences. Contact us for further information and pricing‼️

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#climbing
#rockclimbing
#abseiling
#coaching
#coach
#Development
#auchinstarryquarry
#kilsyth
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

We have a shadowing opportunity, Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ Bennybeg from 18.00pm onwards with a small group of adults. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
Drop us a message for further information.
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We have a shadowing opportunity, Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ Bennybeg from 18.00pm onwards with a small group of adults. Suitable for CWI that would like to experience the next level or RCI Trainee.
Drop us a message for further information. 
#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#climbing
#experience
#shadow
#Bennybeg
#crieff
#Scotland
#aspectmountaineering
Mountain Training & Mountain Training Scotland

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Thank you for all the messages folks, I will be in touch. 😃 There are no more shadowing opportunities on this date.

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2 weeks ago
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Looking back to the 7th May 2024 and a trip to TCA The Prop Store with Lexi & Em's. 😀
This session was all about fun and letting the girls experience a difference climbing centre. ✅️ The Prop Store has a cool bouldering wall with many different angles, different styles of boulder problems and a top-out boulder. The auto-belay tower in the roped climbing area, has many different angles and routes of all grades. A dedicated training area and gym, something the girls have not seen in a climbing centre before. Its all pretty cool and will help the girls to develop their climbing. ✅️🧗‍♀️🤙
There was also another reason for visiting The Prop Store. As a Development Coach it is important for me to be thinking & planning ahead. This was the perfect opportunity to speak to the girls and gather their thoughts on entering a ClimbScotland fun bouldering competition. More on this to follow...
Thanks as always to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
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Looking back to the 7th May 2024 and a trip to TCA The Prop Store with Lexi & Ems. 😀
This session was all about fun and letting the girls experience a difference climbing centre. ✅️ The Prop Store has a cool bouldering wall with many different angles, different styles of boulder problems and a top-out boulder. The auto-belay tower in the roped climbing area, has many different angles and routes of all grades. A dedicated training area and gym, something the girls have not seen in a climbing centre before. Its all pretty cool and will help the girls to develop their climbing. ✅️🧗‍♀️🤙
There was also another reason for visiting The Prop Store. As a Development Coach it is important for me to be thinking & planning ahead. This was the perfect opportunity to speak to the girls and gather their thoughts on entering a ClimbScotland fun bouldering competition. More on this to follow...
Thanks as always to Mum for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#climbing
#bouldering
#coaching
#coach
#competition
#fun
#maryhill
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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Hope you both enjoy the fun boulder comp if you decide to enter!

2 weeks ago
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My last session with this energetic duo was on the 13th May 2024 at Neilston Quarry and we covered all the skills required to abseil safely, both Harrison & Isaac smashed it. 👊
Moving forward to the 17th May 2024, the focus of this session was to introduce the boys to seconding on trad. 🧗‍♀️ First up, was giving clear instructions to both boys. ✅️ Belaying for a lead climber and checking they can hold a lead fall. ✅️ How to use a nut key to remove passive protection. ✅️ How to rack the "gear" on their harnesses. ✅️ And lots of climbing, including an abseil descent from all routes sent! 🧗‍♀️✅️
Another awesome session with Harrison & Isaac, a huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Andy, Head Coach at Aspect Mountaineering is a fully qualified & insured Rock Climbing Development Instructor & Development Coach. If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling, contact us for further information and pricing‼️

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My last session with this energetic duo was on the 13th May 2024 at Neilston Quarry and we covered all the skills required to abseil safely, both Harrison & Isaac smashed it. 👊
Moving forward to the 17th May 2024, the focus of this session was to introduce the boys to seconding on trad. 🧗‍♀️ First up, was giving clear instructions to both boys. ✅️ Belaying for a lead climber and checking they can hold a lead fall. ✅️ How to use a nut key to remove passive protection. ✅️ How to rack the gear on their harnesses. ✅️ And lots of climbing, including an abseil descent from all routes sent! 🧗‍♀️✅️
Another awesome session with Harrison & Isaac, a huge thank you to parents for allowing me to share the photographs. 😀
Andy, Head Coach at Aspect Mountaineering is a fully qualified & insured Rock Climbing Development Instructor & Development Coach. If you would like to experience rock climbing & abseiling, contact us for further information and pricing‼️

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#climbing
#rockclimbing
#coaching
#coach
#Development
#urban
#urbanclimbing
#neilston
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering
2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

May has been a busy month for me, with lots going on. These photographs are from the 13th May 2024 with Lexi & Em's, two girls I have been coaching for sometime now. 😀

The focus of this session was on building trust between Mum & daughter Lexi and for Mum to gain more confidence lead belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️ This is something most parents find terrifying at first, there is a lot to learn and take in. Anticipating when Lexi is going to move, reading body language and anticipating when Lexi is going to need rope to clip ✅️ are just some of the things Mum is going to need to learn to become competent and most importantly relaxed whilst belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️🧗‍♀️😀

Mum smashed it 👊! More to follow 🤙!

Aspect Mountaineering is fully qualified & insured to coach all aspects of indoor climbing, sport climbing or single pitch rock climbing, including lead climbing. Contact us for pricing and availability‼️

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#rockclimbing
#climbing
#development
#coaching
#coach
#leadclimbing
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering
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May has been a busy month for me, with lots going on. These photographs are from the 13th May 2024 with Lexi & Ems, two girls I have been coaching for sometime now. 😀

The focus of this session was on building trust between Mum & daughter Lexi and for Mum to gain more confidence lead belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️ This is something most parents find terrifying at first, there is a lot to learn and take in. Anticipating when Lexi is going to move, reading body language and anticipating when Lexi is going to need rope to clip ✅️ are just some of the things Mum is going to need to learn to become competent and most importantly relaxed whilst belaying for daughter Lexi. ✅️🧗‍♀️😀

Mum smashed it 👊! More to follow 🤙!

Aspect Mountaineering is fully qualified & insured to coach all aspects of indoor climbing, sport climbing or single pitch rock climbing, including lead climbing. Contact us for pricing and availability‼️

#rockclimbingdevelopmentinstructor
#developmentcoach
#rockclimbing
#climbing
#development
#coaching
#coach
#leadclimbing
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering
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