winter mountaineering on the Cuillin of Skye

Scotland’s Winter Mountains with one axe

– 30 easily accessible, done in a day, winter mountain journeys
– 156 pages
– 173mm x 226mm
– hardback

A book for anyone who loves the Scottish mountains. The selected journeys are spread throughout the Highlands. There are journeys through the deep Torridonian gullies of the Northwest, along the narrow ridges of Skye’s Cuilln and across the high mountain plateau of the Northern Cairngorms. Each journey is described in detail along with some background information on the local hills. Although not an instructional book, there is some basic advice about the skills, clothing and safety equipment needed for a day out in the winter mountains.

The book has its own maps, which are super accurate and to scale. The route descriptions are also easy to follow on both 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Maps and Harvey’s Mountain Maps. Grid references are supplied for all important navigational points. All the book’s images have that vital human perspective, none were taken using a drone.


Turfy scrambling along the crest of Beinn a’ Choarainn’s east ridge

Some sample page layouts…

Scottish winter mountaineering on the east ridge of Beinn a'Chaorainn, Central Highlands
Intro pages to Hayfork Gully, An Teallach

Winter mountaineering on the Forcan Ridge, Glen Sheil
Intro pages to the Forcan Ridge, Glen Sheil

Winter mountaineering, Ledge Route, Ben Nevis
Intro pages to Ledge Route, Ben Nevis

Winter mountaineering on Sron na Lairig, Glencoe
Intro pages to Sron na Lairig, Glencoe