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West Coast Mountain Guides

230 reviews
About West Coast Mountain Guides
West Coast Mountain Guides are a Fort William based leading mountain guiding/instruction company, founded in 1989, with experience throughout the UK and overseas. 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. West Coast Mountain Guides was established by IFMGA guide Alan Kimber, and is now directed by Ken Applegate, an active climber, and fully qualified Mountaineering Instructors.
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I did a winter ascent of The Ben on 1/2/19 and it was totally awesome! Our guide Mehmet was wonderful, very knowledgeable, and I highly recomment West Coast Mountain Guides if you're thinking of conquering The Ben in winter. Great experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1489a123
Reviewed 2 days ago

For the second consecutive year, my son & I included a winter climb with West Coast Mountain Guides to our travel plans. On both occasions the overall experience exceeded our expectations. Ken is extremely knowledgeable and professional - you'll be in safe hands under his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank usaadventure
Reviewed 4 days ago

I found West Coast Mountain Guides via a Google search. Ken was helpful and responsive to my questions and we booked a guide for 3 of us to trek up Ben Nevis on Dec 28th. Sally was excellent as our guide: knowledgable, sensible, cheerful, practical,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 3rdGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to finish the West Highland Way by climbing Ben Nevis. Because of the infamous Scottish winter weather we decided to book a private tour with West Coast Mountain Guides and never regretted doing so. Ken was very fast in answering all our questions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SimonK3655
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed a fabulous 4 days mountaineering course with Ken as our knowledgeable guide. The recent weather meant that the snow pack generally wasn't the best but Ken's knowledge of the area meant that he found us the locations with the conditions we needed to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dnhmain
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

West Coast Mountain Guides took Sophie and I scrambling up into The Cuillin for a day at the very end of November, something Sophie and I would never have done on our own. We’re both experienced outdoors, but armchair mountaineers, so asked them to “take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Passport48018248467
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Another great day with West Coast Mountain Guides. Always go the extra mile to make sure the trip goes to plan. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Decided to book a guide to escort my husband and me up Ben Nevis . Ken was very prompt in responding to our enquiry and gave us all the relevant information that we needed.Once booked he then got in touch nearer the time and told...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sashah
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Ken took me and my son up the north face ledge route to the top of Ben Nevis. It was a fantastic experience for my 50th and my son’s 18th birthdays. I would definitely recommend doing something like this rather than taking the standard tourist...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cruiser36721815477
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was quite a painful customer as had a choice of two days, but ended up having to do it on the day we intended to drive home, because of the weather conditions, so needed an early start. Ken replied to ALL my e mails...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank enjoylife42016
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