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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It has been a while since I last visited Rosyth Quarry, it may not be the number one destination in the Central Belt region of Scotland, but it does host some good routes. 🙂

On the 8th May 2022 I popped over to Rosyth with Kathy & Rachie both members of my long-term coaching group. We climbed numerous routes from Diff to HVS. 🙂

The climbing was good, the weather played ball and we even got treated to some late afternoon sunshine. Andy, 16th May 2022 🙂

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

Dates for Rosyth Quarry are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂
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It has been a while since I last visited Rosyth Quarry, it may not be the number one destination in the Central Belt region of Scotland, but it does host some good routes. :-)

On the 8th May 2022 I popped over to Rosyth with Kathy & Rachie both members of my long-term coaching group. We climbed numerous routes from Diff to HVS. :-)

The climbing was good, the weather played ball and we even got treated to some late afternoon sunshine. Andy, 16th May 2022 :-)

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

Dates for Rosyth Quarry are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Back to Neilston Quarry, with Aspect regular Mary, 7th May 2022. 🙂

It was quick evening blast to avoid the forecasted showers. We climbed most routes, finishing the evening off with an ascent of the crag classic Willie's Route.

Nice to meet up with Mary and share an evening of climbing with good banter! Andy, 15th May 2022 🙂

#neilstonquarry
#neilston
#glasgow
#rockclimbing
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More climbing dates have just been added to the website www.aspectmountaineering.com including the famous Polldubh Crags in Glen Nevis and Black Rock, Arisaig possibly the most scenic sport climbing crag in Scotland! 🙂
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Back to Neilston Quarry, with Aspect regular Mary, 7th May 2022. :-)

It was quick evening blast to avoid the forecasted showers. We climbed most routes, finishing the evening off with an ascent of the crag classic Willies Route. 

Nice to meet up with Mary and share an evening of climbing with good banter! Andy, 15th May 2022 :-)

#neilstonquarry
#neilston
#glasgow
#rockclimbing
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More climbing dates have just been added to the website www.aspectmountaineering.com including the famous Polldubh Crags in Glen Nevis and Black Rock, Arisaig possibly the most scenic sport climbing crag in Scotland! :-)
4 days ago
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3rd May 2022, with this wonderful group of ladies from the US that wanted to try something different.

We made an ascent of Schiehallion a stand alone munro that sits just on the edge of the Lawers Range and is known as the "Hill of Fairies. 🙂

No fairies or views sighted, but there was plenty of good banter and laughs on the way. 🙂

Andy, 14th May 2022 🙂

#schiehallion
#munrobagging
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering
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3rd May 2022, with this wonderful group of ladies from the US that wanted to try something different.

We made an ascent of Schiehallion a stand alone munro that sits just on the edge of the Lawers Range and is known as the Hill of Fairies. :-)

No fairies or views sighted, but there was plenty of good banter and laughs on the way. :-)

Andy, 14th May 2022 :-)

#schiehallion
#munrobagging
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering
1 week ago
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Stac Liath is a sport climbing crag just south of Craignure on the Isle of Mull and it has been on my radar for sometime now. 🙂

The rain the previous day stopped earlier than forecast and thankfully we were treated to a drying breeze with spells of warming sunshine.

The rock was dry, but the lichen was spongey due to absorbing the previous days rain. For myself clean leads on The Saving Light f5, Let there be Light f5*, Man the Lifeboats f6a, Women and Children First f6a+** and Breeches Buoy f6b**. All really enjoyable routes. 🙂

For Kathy & Rachie members of my long-term coaching group the previous routes completed on bottom rope. 🙂

Good climbing, good company and sunshine with a pleasant outlook. Perfect, Andy 11th May 2022 🙂

#sportclimbing
#scottishsportclimbing
#climbing
#isleofmull
#craignure
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More dates have been added to the website www.aspectmountaineering.com including Rosyth Quarry. Email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com or +44 7969 847338for further information. 🙂
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Stac Liath is a sport climbing crag just south of Craignure on the Isle of Mull and it has been on my radar for sometime now. :-)

The rain the previous day stopped earlier than forecast and thankfully we were treated to a drying breeze with spells of warming sunshine.

The rock was dry, but the lichen was spongey due to absorbing the previous days rain. For myself clean leads on The Saving Light f5, Let there be Light f5*, Man the Lifeboats f6a, Women and Children First f6a+** and Breeches Buoy f6b**. All really enjoyable routes. :-)

For Kathy & Rachie members of my long-term coaching group the previous routes completed on bottom rope. :-)

Good climbing, good company and sunshine with a pleasant outlook. Perfect, Andy 11th May 2022 :-)

#sportclimbing
#scottishsportclimbing
#climbing
#isleofmull
#craignure
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

More dates have been added to the website www.aspectmountaineering.com including Rosyth Quarry. Email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com or +44 7969 847338for further information. :-)
1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

So far this season I have been very lucky and avoided any adverse weather, but as always this cannot last...

Day 2 on Mull 30th April 2022, was a return to typically Scottish conditions. The day started promising but rapidly changed with height gain and a serious change in weather conditions.

Beinn Fhada maybe dismissed as "only a Graham", but believe me with gale force winds and heavy rain this was hard fought summit to bag.

Rachie showed great determination to stick with it and gain the summit, swiftly followed by a hasty retreat to safety.

A day of being soaked to the pants! Andy, 10th May 2022 🙂
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So far this season I have been very lucky and avoided any adverse weather, but as always this cannot last...

Day 2 on Mull 30th April 2022, was a return to typically Scottish conditions. The day started promising but rapidly changed with height gain and a serious change in weather conditions.

Beinn Fhada maybe dismissed as only a Graham, but believe me with gale force winds and heavy rain this was hard fought summit to bag.

Rachie showed great determination to stick with it and gain the summit, swiftly followed by a hasty retreat to safety.

A day of being soaked to the pants! Andy, 10th May 2022 :-)

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Hope you moderated your language Rachie

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We got to look after this handsome boy, Rex who had wandered off from his owner. Both Rex and owner reunited by the time we left. :-)
Rachie on Drizzle S.
Kathy getting to grips with The Waullie HVS 5b*.
Kathy on Drizzle S.
Kathy just about to top-out The Waullie HVS 5b*.
Mary on the upper section of Willie's Route.
Neilston Quarry.
Mary on Intrusion Line.
The view from Neilston Quarry.
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