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 is coming to the end of the season for Aspect Mountaineering, and I am already looking forward to the 2023 season. 😀 Lots of interesting and varied mountain days planned, with events starting to go live on the website already. 😀
The photographs in this post are from a Ben Nevis ascent via the CMD Arete, taken earlier this year on an absolutely stunning blue bird day. 😀 The views made up for the early morning midge attack. 😀
It is always fantastic to meet new clients. 😀 A huge thank you to Catherine, Zoe, Susan, Selina & friend for coming a long and making it such an enjoyable day. 😀
New dates for the CMD are on the website link in bio. 👍🏻⬆️😀

#bennevis
#cmd
#cmdarete
#munro
#munrobagging
#ukshighestmountain
#scotland
#fortwilliam
#aspectmountaineering
#hiking
#hikingculture
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It is coming to the end of the season for Aspect Mountaineering, and I am already looking forward to the 2023 season. 😀 Lots of interesting and varied mountain days planned, with events starting to go live on the website already. 😀 
The photographs in this post are from a Ben Nevis ascent via the CMD Arete, taken earlier this year on an absolutely stunning blue bird day. 😀 The views made up for the early morning midge attack. 😀
It is always fantastic to meet new clients. 😀 A huge thank you to Catherine, Zoe, Susan, Selina & friend for coming a long and making it such an enjoyable day. 😀 
New dates for the CMD are on the website link in bio. 👍🏻⬆️😀

#bennevis 
#cmd 
#cmdarete 
#munro 
#munrobagging 
#ukshighestmountain 
#scotland 
#fortwilliam 
#aspectmountaineering 
#hiking 
#hikingculture 
#hikingtrails
8 hours ago
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It is coming up to the end of the season for Aspect Mountaineering, and already I am looking forward to the 2023 season. 🙂 Lots of interesting and varied mountain days planned, with events starting to go live on the website already. 🙂

The photographs in this post are from a Ben Nevis ascent via the CMD Arete, taken earlier this year on an absolutely stunning blue bird day. 🙂 The views made up for the early morning midge attack. 🙂

It is always fantastic to meet new clients. 🙂 A huge thank you to Catherine, Zoe, Susan, Selina & friend for coming a long and making it such an enjoyable day. 🙂

Andy, 26th September 2023

#bennevis
#nevis
#CMD
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

New dates for the CMD are on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. 🙂
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It is coming up to the end of the season for Aspect Mountaineering, and already I am looking forward to the 2023 season. :-) Lots of interesting and varied mountain days planned, with events starting to go live on the website already. :-)

The photographs in this post are from a Ben Nevis ascent via the CMD Arete, taken earlier this year on an absolutely stunning blue bird day. :-) The views made up for the early morning midge attack. :-)

It is always fantastic to meet new clients. :-) A huge thank you to Catherine, Zoe, Susan, Selina & friend for coming a long and making it such an enjoyable day. :-)

Andy, 26th September 2023

#bennevis
#nevis
#CMD
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

New dates for the CMD are on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or contact us for availability. :-)

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Brilliant photos of an excellent day!! Looking forward to some more adventures next year 🙌🏻🙌🏻

looking forward to getting more adventures next year

Fab photos, really looking forward to our adventure at Ring of Steall with Aspect next year 😃

Brilliant, so looking forward to our adventures next year with you guys ⛰️👍💙

Looks amazing!

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2 weeks ago
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After all the rain we have had recently it was nice to be back at a sunny Neilston Quarry today with Mick and Steven. 🙂

Both Mick and Steven wanted to gain some experience of rock climbing so they could start to tackle some of the more technical and challenging munros.

Rock climbing can be used to learn about movement on rock. What you can or cannot stand on. How to look at the rock, work out where the hand holds are and the line of the route. All essential skills for those wanting to progress from hillwalking to scrambling.

We looked at belaying safely, correct positioning of the hands and what makes a good belay position. Once the belaying was nailed, the Boys pretty much climbed every route at Neilston Quarry. 🙂

Today's haul of routes included, Pinkerton's Corner S, Corner Arete S, Kristeen's Crack VD*, Ally's Gash HS 4b, Dave's Mildly Moist Crack S, Willie's Route S*, Punk Rock HVS 5a* and Curving Crack HVS 5a*.

Good effort from both Mick and Steven. Looking forward to seeing them both take their climbing forward. 🙂

Andy, 13th September 2022.

#climbing
#rockclimbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

Aspect Mountaineering still has availability, contact us for further information! 🙂
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After all the rain we have had recently it was nice to be back at a sunny Neilston Quarry today with Mick and Steven. :-)

Both Mick and Steven wanted to gain some experience of rock climbing so they could start to tackle some of the more technical and challenging munros. 

Rock climbing can be used to learn about movement on rock. What you can or cannot stand on. How to look at the rock, work out where the hand holds are and the line of the route. All essential skills for those wanting to progress from hillwalking to scrambling.

We looked at belaying safely, correct positioning of the hands and what makes a good belay position. Once the belaying was nailed, the Boys pretty much climbed every route at Neilston Quarry. :-)

Todays haul of routes included, Pinkertons Corner S, Corner Arete S, Kristeens Crack VD*, Allys Gash HS 4b, Daves Mildly Moist Crack S, Willies Route S*, Punk Rock HVS 5a* and Curving Crack HVS 5a*. 

Good effort from both Mick and Steven. Looking forward to seeing them both take their climbing forward. :-)

Andy, 13th September 2022. 

#climbing
#rockclimbing
#neilstonquarry
#glasgow
#scotland
#aspectmountaineering

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

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Was a brilliant day mate, thanks again 👍🏻 We will be hopefully be back out with you again in a few weeks 👌🏻

2 weeks ago
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I've been enjoying a busy spell recently, running rock climbing sessions, guiding walks within the mountains of Scotland and enjoying some personal time in the mountains. 🙂

Earlier in the season I was contacted with an unusual request from Tanya Scott-Adie. Tanya suffers with hyper-mobility in both shoulders. This means that when Tanya reaches above head height there is a serious risk one or both shoulders could dislocate.

I've spent a lot of time coaching rock climbing and its many techniques. The first thing we looked was belaying and keeping the shoulders down, not reaching to high and keeping the shoulders square so Tanya was always in a strong position whist belaying but not to much movement in the shoulders.

The next step was to get Tanya climbing without relying on reaching above head height. This involved focussing on footwork and the classic of rock climbing moves the "rock-over" or sometimes called "nose over toes". The slab area at Auchinstarry Quarry proved to be the perfect venue to put this in to practise.

With belaying technique sorted, tying in nailed and Tanya now comfortable with the "T-Rex" method of climbing. 🙂 (Keeping hands below shoulder height). It was fantastic to stand back and let Tanya along with good friend Janie enjoy the climbing at Auchinstarry Quarry has to enjoy! 🙂

Amazing to see such positivity and determination. 🙂 Andy 12th September 2022 🙂

#rockclimbing
#climbing
#positivity
#determination
#success
#aspectmountaineering

Aspect Mountaineering, still has availability contact us for further information. 🙂
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Ive been enjoying a busy spell recently, running rock climbing sessions, guiding walks within the mountains of Scotland and enjoying some personal time in the mountains. :-)

Earlier in the season I was contacted with an unusual request from Tanya Scott-Adie. Tanya suffers with hyper-mobility in both shoulders. This means that when Tanya reaches above head height there is a serious risk one or both shoulders could dislocate.

Ive spent a lot of time coaching rock climbing and its many techniques. The first thing we looked was belaying and keeping the shoulders down, not reaching to high and keeping the shoulders square so Tanya was always in a strong position whist belaying but not to much movement in the shoulders.

The next step was to get Tanya climbing without relying on reaching above head height. This involved focussing on footwork and the classic of rock climbing moves the rock-over or sometimes called nose over toes. The slab area at Auchinstarry Quarry proved to be the perfect venue to put this in to practise.

With belaying technique sorted, tying in nailed and Tanya now comfortable with the T-Rex method of climbing. :-) (Keeping hands below shoulder height). It was fantastic to stand back and let Tanya along with good friend Janie enjoy the climbing at Auchinstarry Quarry has to enjoy! :-)

Amazing to see such positivity and determination. :-) Andy 12th September 2022 :-)

#rockclimbing
#climbing
#positivity
#determination
#success
#aspectmountaineering

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

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Well done Scottie! Xx

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