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FAQs

What kit should I bring?

Below are items of clothing and equipment you need to bring along for summer or winter courses. Please ensure you bring along all the items listed. This is for your own safety and enjoyment. If you don't think you have the right kit please drop me a line or check out the links for equipment hire.

Summer Kit

OPTIONAL

Winter Kit

OPTIONAL

EQUIPMENT HIRE

If you don't have your own ice axe and crampons these can be hired from me at a charge of £5 per item per day.

WINTER BOOT HIRE

AVIEMORE

Nevis Sport

Ellis Brigham

FORT WILLIAM

Ellis Brigham

 

How much?

Tarmachan Mountaineering provide bespoke and individual/small group tuition and guiding. Rather than mix individuals into a larger group I can give you a tailored mountain experience, going at your own pace and achieving your own individual goals. I am pleased to mention that for individual tuition and guiding I have not incresed the prices.

SUMMER GUIDING PER DAY

1 PERSON £140

2 PEOPLE £160

3 PEOPLE £170

4 PEOPLE £180

5 PEOPLE £190

6 PEOPLE £200

WINTER SKILLS AND WINTER GUIDING PER DAY

1 PERSON £145

2 PEOPLE £160

3 PEOPLE £170

4 PEOPLE £180

5 PEOPLE £190

6 PEOPLE £200

Hire of ice axe & crampons £5 per item per day

Winter boots can also be hired at £12 per day (local outdoor gear shop)

NAVIGATION COURSES PER DAY

1 PERSON £145

2 PEOPLE £160

3 PEOPLE £170

4 PEOPLE £180

(MAX 4 ON NAVIGATION COURSES)

BEN NEVIS GUIDING

1 PERSON £145

2 PEOPLE £160

3 PEOPLE £170

4 PEOPLE £180

5 PEOPLE £190

6 PEOPLE £200

BOOKING AS PART OF A GROUP £50 EACH (MINIMUM 3 MAXIMUM 6 PEOPLE)

ALPINE & SPANISH TREKS

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICES OR CHECK ON THE RELEVANT PAGES

LARGER GROUP BOOKINGS

Our group sizes are usually small but if you have a larger group then please call or contact us for  prices. With groups of 8 people or more you will have two fully qualified mountain leaders with you. This is for your safety and enjoyment.

 

What will the weather be like?

Links to various weather forecasts across The Highlands

The Cairngorms & Eastern Highlands:

MWIS East Highlands

The Met office, East Highlands

Cairngorm Mountain

Winter Highland

Ben Nevis & Westerh Highlands:

Ben Nevis Visitor Centre weather forecast

MWIS, West Highlands

Met Office Ben Nevis

Winter conditions:

Latest Snow conditions

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service, SAIS

Steep Scotland, skiing

 

Where to stay?

Some ideas and recommendations for accommodation in the Cairngorm area (Aviemore) and Ben Nevis area (Fort William).

ACCOMMODATION IN AVIEMORE

Cairngorm Hotel

Ravenscraig Guesthouse

Aviemore SYHA Hostel

ACCOMMODATION IN FORT WILLIAM

No. 6 Caberfaidh Quality and friendly guesthouse, central Fort William

Glen Nevis SYHA Hostel Hostel for Mountain Track up Ben Nevis

Premier Inn Some good deals if you book early

Travel Lodge Book early for good deals, especially single rooms

Glen Nevis Camp site Excellent campsite with all facilities in Glen Nevis

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