17 Chapel Road
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Ecosse Mountains is based in the Scottish Highland village of Grantown on Spey, within the Cairngorm National Park. The company was set up in 2003 by Kevin Rutherford. Kevin holds the highest level of mountaineering qualification recognised in the UK, Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and is a full member of AMI, The Association of Mountaineering Instructors. Since 2003, Kevin has been providing professional friendly courses and instruction in the Cairngorms, Ben Nevis, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, the Orkney Islands and in Norway, where he runs the Norway Ice course based in Rjukan.
Kevin has been climbing in the Scottish Mountains for nearly 30yrs and is keen and passionate about inspiring new and memorable experiences, introducing and improving skills, knowledge, decision making and will hopefully help fulfil your mountain ambitions.
Ecosse Mountains specialise in private mountain guiding and instructional courses. In Winter all courses are based in and around the Northern Corries of Cairngorm and the Cairngorm Plateau, a huge expanse at an altitude of around 1000m. An amazing and challenging environment which has been used as a training ground for the bigger mountain ranges for decades. Scottish mixed and ice climbing courses at introductory and advanced levels, Winter Mountaineering and Winter Skills, for all abilities. Rjukan in Norway provides a venue for the Norway Ice courses which gives quick and easy access together with consistent water ice conditions, introductory to advanced levels.
In Summer we provide walking, scrambling and rock climbing courses all over the Scottish Highlands & Islands, including guided courses on the Isle of Skye and the alpine Black Cuillin.
Other mountaineering options are available through bespoke bookings ie a days guided walk on Ben Macdui or Ben Nevis, scramble Curved Ridge in Glen Coe or rock climb on Stac Pollaidh all dependent on your individual or group needs.
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Kevin Rutherford has years of experience training and assessing MTUK NGB qualification courses and is the AMI East Summer & Winter Trainee Trainer. I offer a mentoring process for Mountain Leaders to Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructors. get in touch for a chat.
Terms: Get in touch to discuss your leader/Instructor asperations!
Rock Climb & Scramble in the same weekend! This is a new course with different bases giving a variety of venues in the East & West of Scotland. Learn the basics of rock climbing outside on real rock or consolidate your indoor climbing skills outside. Thes
When: 05/09/2020 to 06/09/2020, 845am
In Summer we provide walking, scrambling and rock climbing courses all over the Scottish Highlands & Islands, including guided courses on the Isle of Skye and the alpine Black Cuillin. Bespoke bookings are also available ie guided walk on Ben Nevis.
We offer a wide variety of Winter courses - Scottish mixed and ice climbing courses at introductory and advanced levels, Winter Mountaineering and Winter Skills as well as Norway Ice climbing courses based in Rjukan.
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic day climbing at Kingussie today with Kevin. He explained everything really clearly and taught us loads of different things we didn’t know. Would highly recommend! Thanks so much Kevin! 😊
Marc Robertson  1 week ago Fantastic couple of days with Kevin. Great tutor with subtle progression on your skills. Fun,varied and in great locations. Definitely worth a recommendation.
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