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West Coast Mountain Guides

2 Montrose Mansions, Fort William PH33 7JQ, Scotland
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The Cuillin ridge and the Inaccessible Pinnacle

Friends and I planned a trip to Skye and the Cuillin ridge, they wanted to go up the Inaccessible... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leon S
Cuillin Walking

We had booked two days of guided walking in the Cuillins through Ken of West Coast Mountain Guides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nicholsonnell
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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West Coast Mountain Guides are a leading mountain guiding/instruction company, founded in 1989, with 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. West Coast Mountain Guides was established by IFMGA guide Alan Kimber, and is now directed by Ken Applegate and Steve Holmes, both active climbers and fully qualified Mountaineering Instructors.
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2 Montrose Mansions, Fort William PH33 7JQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friends and I planned a trip to Skye and the Cuillin ridge, they wanted to go up the Inaccessible Pinnacle ...I didn't, as none of us had the skill set to cope with that part of the ridge we booked a guide through West Coast...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked two days of guided walking in the Cuillins through Ken of West Coast Mountain Guides. Our guide was Skye based and we tackled the Red Cuillin area one day and the Black Cuillin area the following day. Our guide was excellent and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience already considering a re-booking it wasn't just that you felt safe with Kens level of expertise he was keen to teach and impart as much knowledge as possible during the journey, roping techniques, belaying etc... It really has been the highlight of my...More

1  Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic day on tower ridge with Ken . The weather started a bit foggy and cleared through out the day. The rock was dry which certainly helped. I have wanted to do this climb for a while and was not disappointed in any way with...More

1  Thank bentee1232016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fourth time I'm out in the mountains with Ken so I think that speaks volumes about the quality of his guiding and instructing. This particular time we've summitted all of the munros in the Cuillin ridge. It was an amazing experience and...More

1  Thank Sebastian B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the guided four-day Cuillin munros course in a group led by West Coast Mountain Guides and I have to say the course really surpassed my expectations. It was clear that safety was paramount at all times and I found the pace of the...More

2  Thank iainatkinson1986
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted West Coast Mountain Guides as my climbing skills were a little rusty as I had been lacking confidence since an accident a few years back. I met up with Dave who was great at assessing my capabilities and ambitions. Unfortunately the weather was...More

1  Thank j0hnandlaura
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent trip to Skye had been planned for a year so we were so excited to arrive in brilliant weather. I was with two of my sons who had never been on the ridge before. Over three days we were guided expertly and with...More

1  Thank stevesmith159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In-Pin, and Sgurr na Banachdich, then Pinnacle Ridge. Jamie & Dave were brilliant, very knowledgeable, can’t think how you could improve!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite a 'last minute' change of Guide, we had a fantastic day. Gareth got us safely up and down Sgùrr Dearg and The In Pinn, and it was a great experience overall. Obviously the weather cannot be booked, so we were very fortunate to have...More

1  Thank NArchie2018
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