Mountain Magic

Climb up mountains. Play on rock. Be in nature.

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Mountain Magic is a non-profit organisation that values nature, adventure, health, happiness, movement, stillness, love and learning for people and the planet. They are at the summit of everything we do.

We offer adventures, courses and holidays in hill walking, mountain navigation, ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, wild camping, winter walking, winter mountaineering and winter climbing.

Based in the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, we also work and play in North Wales, the Peak District, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Pembrokeshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

Often guiding, instructing, developing and coaching adults we also work with families, outdoor education centres, schools, youth services, health services and charities.

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Scottish Winter 2020

Based in Glen Coe

Friendly guiding

5 mountain days

21 healthy meals

Close to Ben Nevis

Professional instruction

1 invaluable rest day

7 comfortable nights

Choose a holiday for magical mountain adventures with friendly guides, fun times, relaxing evenings and great company.


Choose a course to develop your skills, build competence and grow in confidence with professional coaching and evening workshops.

Winter Mountain Walking

Winter Mountain Walking

Wonderful mountain walking adventures in Glen Coe, The Mamores and the Ben Nevis range. On a guided holiday, you’ll learn how to use an ice axe and crampons. Or, on the instructed course, you’ll also learn loads about avalanche awareness, winter navigation, winter weather and mountain safety.

Winter Mountain Walking Details

Winter Mountaineering

With guided holiday and instructed course options, you can choose an intro week for grade I routes on mountains like Buachaille Etive Mor, Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Ben Nevis, or you can choose an advanced week for classic grade II and II/III routes like Curved Ridge, Dorsal Arête, The Aonach Eagach and Ledge Route.

Winter Mountaineering Details
Winter Mountaineering
Winter Climbing

Winter Climbing

With guided holiday and instructed course options, you can choose an intro week for grade II/III and III routes like Curved Ridge, SC Gully, The Aonach Eagach and Castle Ridge, or you can choose an advanced week for grade IV and V routes like Crowberry Gully, Deep Cut Chimney, Orion Face Direct, Point Five Gully and Tower Ridge.

Winter Climbing Details

Questions? Have a chat with us before you book.

Our happy customers

  • I had a fantastic week doing the winter skills course in Scotland, lots of special memories made. Paul was a brilliant guide, friendly and very knowledgeable and a good cook! I’d highly recommend Mountain Magic to anyone wanting to learn about winter skills and enjoy time in the mountains.

  • Mountain magic will get you back in touch with your earth, your body and your soul. It was wondrous. Paul is a fantastic, patient, experienced and companiable teacher. I feel confident to navigate in the dark, in poor visibility, avoiding pitfalls, waterfalls and bogs, which I was not able to do before hand! Also, the places Paul took me to were absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, and the scrambles were challenging and exhilarating. If you get the chance… go and experience mountain magic for yourself!

  • It was really good being able to get clear, concise and to-the-point advice. After having done one day of trad climbing in the past, I now feel totally confident on easy routes and I can start building on my grade without an instructor. Dave and Paul were both really cool, funny and great, safe instructors!

  • We wanted to thank you too! We had an amazing time and have been out practising lots since, with much success I might add! We went up round Loch Loomond way to do Beinn Narnain, one of the Munroes. It was awesome, so thank you!

    Laura and Sarah
  • Paul was a superb instructor. His instruction was clear, concise, perfectly timed and paced. I learnt sooooo much. I was a better climber on Sunday than I was on Friday!! I gained confidence and improved technique. All thanks to Paul. I had a superb weekend. Climb On!