Learn to climb in the Highlands

Suitable for


Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

All year round


From £45pp

This adventure takes place near Fort William (Highlands), a popular town at the foot of Ben Nevis, widely known as the 'outdoor' capital of the UK. If you’re looking for a fun day out of rock climbing, then this is definitely for you. Plenty of adrenaline, excitement and fresh air!

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you in Fort William or your accommodation at 9.00am. You will check over your gear and then set off to the mountains. Let the adventure begin! You'll be climbing some stunning rocky cliffs and quite literally learning the ropes of outdoor climbing.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organise and requires minimal kit or fitness. We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Robert Michael Lovell

Robert Lovell is an expert in organising mountain challenges. As a Mountain Leader, he got into exploring at a young age and now pretty much all his spare time is dedicated to mountaineering. The sense of adventure, wilderness and freedom that he feels in Scotland is a feeling he wants to share with others. Robert currently lives in Newcastle with his wife Bex; so he spends the summer cragging across the UK and the winter travelling up to Scotland for mountaineering adventures, with the occasional expedition abroad thrown in. He has too many brilliant trips and days out to name a single favourite - put simply he loves being outdoors and challenging his clients.

Additional info

Optional extras include further days of climbing (ask the guide).

Wear outdoor clothing and bring climbing shoes if you have some. The guide will provide the technical kit, like harnesses and ropes.

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Robert Michael Lovell. 


  • Technical kit
  • Transport during the adventure

Not Included

  • Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)

How to get there

Car to Fort William

From London it is a 9hr 30 mins drive to Fort William.

Train to Fort William

You can take the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William in just under 13 hours.

Plane to Fort William

Flights to either Glasgow or Inverness are available from most London airports. Then hire a car or take a train to your destination. Inverness to Fort William by train takes 1hr 50 mins and from Glasgow a little longer.

Where to stay

For a family run B&B experience try Tigh na Drochaid Bed & Breakfast in Nevis Bridge, from £35/person. Call 01397 704177. 

For a characterful guest house experience try St Andrews Guest House in Fort William, from £48/person. Call 01397 703038.

Client reviews

With his down to earth approach and wide ranging experience not to mention his persistent sense of fun, you're in safe hands with Rob.

Douglas (England)

Really useful, fun weekend. Rob shared a huge amount of knowledge and set us up with basic winter skills, improved my confidence so I felt able to safely manage a winter hill route by myself the following weekend. Brilliant course. Thank you Rob.

Ellie (Glasgow)
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