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Rock climbing courses

Welcome to Moran Mountain Mountaineering. We are one of Britain's most experienced guiding businesses, established in 1985, offering mountaineering courses, holidays and expeditions in the north-west of Scotland, Norway, the Swiss Alps and the Himalayas. The company is directed by Moran Mountain, a British and international IFMGA Mountain Guide. Professional organisation, personal service, qualified instructional staffing and an adventurous spirit are the key ingredients of our success. Browse our pages and follow a ladder of ambition from beginner to expert level then join us to discover the sheer thrill and lasting pleasure of mountaineering.

rock climbing courses
The Old Man of Hoy

Sea Stacks Tour
Max Group Size: 4

Climb Scotland's most famous sea stacks in a 6-day itinerary - The Old Man of Stoer, Am Buachaille and The Old Man of Hoy. Tidal access, tyrolean traverses, abseil descents, a wealth of seabird life and even the occasional swim make for an adventurous week in the incomparable coastal scenery of Sutherland and Orkney.

Pre-requirements: clients must be able to second at VS/HVS standard and swim 20 metres, all specialist rope techniques will be taught during the week.

Price: £570 including Guiding, Transport, Meals, Accommodation.

CLASSIC SCOTTISH ROCK:
A wide-ranging week of climbing on Scotland's finest crags - Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Shelter Stone and Creag an Dubh Loch in the Cairngorms, Skye Cuillin and Seacliffs. The itinerary will be flexible according to the weather with transport and accommodation arranged and provided wherever we go. Climbs between VS and E2 will be attempted according to the abilities and experience of the team members. As well as climbing with expert guides there will be also opportunities for members to lead through on some routes
and to learn self-rescue, hoisting and prusiking techniques.

MAX GROUP SIZE: 3 per guide
PRICE incl. of 6 days guiding, all transport, accommodation and meals, and VAT £525

Location: Our summer Rock climbing courses are organised in the attractive and traditional village of Evolène in the Val d'Hérens which lies in the centre of the Swiss Pennine Alps.
The mighty Dent Blanche (4,357 m) towers above the village and the famous Matterhorn is only 25 km distant. As well as great local trekking on the Arolla ranges we can get to most of the great mountain centres within a 3 hours drive - Zermatt, Chamonix, Saas Fee, Zinal and Grindelwald are all within our compass. Evolène is an ideal base for beginner and expert alike.

Client achievements on past expeditions have included:-

  • new route pioneered on South Face of 6309m Nanda Ghunti in Spring 2001; seven members make the summit See our Expedition Reports page for full details
  • 1st ascent of the magnificent West Ridge of 6596m Nilkanth, a virgin 5919m summit and a new pass on our Spring 2000 expedition
  • 100% success on the trekking peak of Bauljuri (5,922 m) (10 clients in 1993 and 7 in 1997)
  • 8 out of 10 clients reach the summit of 6387m Kalanag on our 1999 Bandarpunch expedition
  • the first ascent of the South Face of Nanda Kot (6,861 m) in 1995 - a major pioneering effort
  • the 3rd ascent (and first in alpine-style) of the pin-sharp Panwali Dwar (6,663 m) in the Nanda Devi range

In Spring we are returning to the Satling Spires and Khatling Valley peaks to continue our pioneering explorations of unclimbed ranges between 5000 and 6000m altitude with itineraries for Technical Climbers, Ski-Mountaineers and Himalayan Novices. Here is a wealth of mountaineering opportunity in a totally peaceful and beautiful valley and the forested trek to base camp is one of the most beautiful in the Garhwal Himalaya.