Abacus Mountain Guides provide world class mountain adventures on the west coast of Scotland. With twenty years of experience and the highest qualifications, we deliver expert coaching and guiding in the mountains.
Abacus Mountain Guides provide skills training and mountain guiding based in Fort William. Our select group of instructors will guide you in new skills on real, adventurous and challenging routes so you can reach your potential and achieve your mountaineering dreams.
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Abacus Mountain Guides Activities May to September 2018
Hill walking, rock climbing, scrambling and mountain biking are available for individuals or small groups on any day of the week by arrangement. Get in touch and let us know what you'd like to do.
We specialise in providing exactly what you want. Creating the perfect trip for you based on the prevailing weather and conditions, your previous experience and aspirations is our challenge and what gives us the most satisfaction.
Instruction and guiding in mountaineering, scrambling, rock climbing, scottish winter climbing and mountain biking. Be inspired by your private mountain guide in the best hills in Scotland, Ben Nevis, Glen Coe and Skye.
"Out with Mike Pescod for a few days winter climbing last week. What can i say i have been using Abacus for progressing my winter climbing skills for a few years now, and each and every outing is amazing. A true professional and a pleasure to climb with, local knowledge and enthusiasm from Mike is remarkable. Don't miss out!" - Mick
"Booked with Abacus on a 3 day mountaineering course and from start to finish it was fantastic. Communication from Sally keeps you up to speed with the whole process of your booking and what's to come. Our guide Scott was excellent very easy going yet you felt completely in safe hands his knowledge and manner made learning simple and his explanations will remain with me. The trip could not have been better and I cannot recommend Abacus enough. Top service from a top team." - Scott
"A great day out with fantastic weather, a really friendly, knowledgeable guide Rich. Cannot find fault, great service start to finish, will be back Thank you!" - Paul
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Ben Nevis Group Walk
£70 per person - a saving of up to £110 per person on a private booking.
Offer valid every Wednesday and Sunday from May to September 2018.
Scheduled group walk up Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain. Your chance to join a group and together with your guide, climb to the summit at 1,344m. Based in Fort William and only using local guides, with Abacus Mountain Guides you won't just climb Ben Nevis, you'll learn all about the mountain and the wildlife, geology and history it has to offer. The pub at the end of the path is a great place to finish your day with a well earned pint!
Not only is Ben Nevis the highest point in the UK but it is home to some of the rarest plants in the UK and has always played a central role in the development of mountaineering across the world. Don't just climb Ben Nevis, discover more as you learn all about it's history, geology, flora and fauna!
If you are reasonably fit and conditions are good you should be able to walk up Ben Nevis in a walk of six to eight hours - but you should never take it lightly. Good planning and preparation are vital - conditions can change dramatically even in the best weather.
The Mountain Path starts in Glen Nevis and is around 16km (10 miles) there and back. It climbs 1,300m and is a full mountain walking experience which requires sturdy boots and good equipment. There can be snow patches on the route until July or August and the summit is regularly 9C colder than at sea level. So if it is a warm 18C in Fort William it might be a cold 9C on top with wind chill making it feel much colder.
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