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Address: 2 Montrose Mansions, Fort William PH33 7JQ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 7799 863068

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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Winter National Three Peaks

Used WCMG for two years running to do the winter three peaks. Can't recommend them highly enough. Hugely experienced, always professional and will 100% use them for the next years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Wickford, United Kingdom
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Used WCMG for two years running to do the winter three peaks. Can't recommend them highly enough. Hugely experienced, always professional and will 100% use them for the next years attempt. Thanks so much guys. Ben.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just got back from another couple of guided days in the West Highlands which I organised with West Coast Mountain Guides. It's the 3rd time I've been out with them and this was probably the most enjoyable. The booking and organisation process was as smooth and simple as always - I just wanted 2 days doing Grade 2/3 Climbs in... More 

Thank Steven B
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another fantastic weekend with Ken and West Coast. We had good weather and steady conditions in the hills for a couple of adventurous routes. As always Ken pitched the level of challenge exactly right for what I wanted to achieve in my break from reality down south! Safe - Informative - challenging - fun... until next time...

Thank notbovered
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Fort William with a friend for a weekend of winter mountaineering recently (Feb'17). We had booked with Ken from West Coast last year also, and again this year we had an amazing time. We booked Ken for three days, though I bowed out on the second day due to needing a rest day. Ken provided a tailored, adventurous... More 

Thank Al_Stel77
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hard ascent with a lot of snow, but glorious sunshine, hannah and lucy were great guides and instructive. Well worth the trip and expense for anyone that enjoys a challege

Thank mdgbone
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I decided to hire a guide for 5 days based out of Fort William. We wanted long epic days / adventures, a challenge and to improve on our winter skills. Ken was very accommodating and couldn't have got what we wanted more spot on. Our first day was an early start to avoid the worst of the... More 

Thank foodster21
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ken was very quick to respond and help me find a guide the very weekend I contacted him! Although conditions were not ideal for the route, we still had a great day out on the north face of the Ben! thank you!

Thank Christina A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great climb in difficult wintry conditions and was a really good stepping stone to develop the skills to climb Tower Ridge in the winter! From the off, WCMG were professional and adaptable altering the route of the climb to suit the conditions and unexpected events. Our Guide, Max, was informative, interesting and helped to ensure the day... More 

Thank steviekerr2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was after some 1:1 guiding on a classic route on the Ben, Ken's communication from the outset was obviously informed and incisive and after discussion a day was planned based on my experience and current conditions. Steve's guiding on the day was perfect, informing and instructing when needed and respecting of past experience when not. I will be using... More 

Thank Mark D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic day on the mountain led by Steve Holmes. I have nothing but positive feedback to give. Steve was very professional, informative and easy to get along with. My climbing partner and I both came away with increased confidence to tackle some routes on our own and we're already making plans in this regard. We both a learnt a... More 

Thank Kieran C

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