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Address: 2 Montrose Mansions, Fort William PH33 7JQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7799 863068
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West Coast Mountain Guides are a leading mountain guiding/instruction...

West Coast Mountain Guides are a leading mountain guiding/instruction company based on 25 years experience, throughout the UK and European Alps. They can provide any level of walking, mountaineering or climbing throughout the year. In particular Scotland and Ben Nevis are well known for winter snow and ice climbing. Glen Coe is close by and trips to the Isle of Skye are very popular. Bruce Poll now runs the company after taking ownership from Alan Kimber. Bruce has over twenty five years of outdoor experience on which to base his work and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the International Federation of Mountain Guides.

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering

Just finished this course and absolutely loved it. Despite the weather being unfavorable (too much snow!), the guide (Matt), did a great job of finding varied and challenging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Steven B
Nantwich, United Kingdom

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just finished this course and absolutely loved it. Despite the weather being unfavorable (too much snow!), the guide (Matt), did a great job of finding varied and challenging walks and climbs for us to complete. It would have been great to take in a few more Munro's, but given the conditions, I'm really pleased with what we achieved. There were... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A lot of people associate the west coast of Scotland with lots of low clouds and misty rain or sunshine and midges. Even the natives agree with one of their favourite sayings, “ if you can see the hills it’s going to rain and if can’t see the hills it’s because it is raining”. So it must be true, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I booked a weeks ice-climbing course with West Coast Mountain Guides in early February this year. My assigned guide Mat Stygall is a great instructor. He gave a lot of great advice and tips on 'walking in' technique and ice climbing and climbing in general. This was my first ever ice-climbing experience and I feel i got far more out... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I been with WCMG before so knew I would get a great professional service. Alan (Kimber) has been organizing courses for many years and his experience and expertise are second to none. Tom, our guide for the course, was fantastic, he knows the mountains like the back of his hand and matched our climbs to our aspirations and abilities. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I have stayed at Alan Kimber's bunk house a few times over the last few years as a base for some winter mountaineering. I not only use his place for accommodation but also book mountain guides through him as well. The accommodation is always spot on; comfortable, clean and competitively priced. When it comes to mountain guides Alan knows his... More 

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