Mountaineering is the ascent of winter terrain assisted by equipment such as ice axes, crampons, rope and ice screws. It is a challenging sport with many risks and variables. However, for the hard work required, the reward is unparalleled!

man in blue jacket ice climbing on steep rock face
four ice climbers

Why use a guide for your next trip?

Mountaineering is a technical sport that requires excellent technique, understanding of winter terrain, judgement of ice quality and specific equipment. Having a knowledgeable guide reduces the risk of getting caught out in bad weather or on unfamiliar terrain. Not only that, excellent local knowledge will allow you to get the most out of your day. Find a guide that will help you achieve your ambitions with Guide Base.

hardness with ice climbing tools

Qualified, Reviewed & Rated

Safety is our top priority and we always ensure the trips on offer are led by experienced guides with the necessary qualifications. Being keen mountaineers ourselves, we understand the importance of good communication and confidence in your guide. Our integrated messaging system lets you chat with guides so you get the perfect match.