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From £155.00

Location: Cairngorms

Duration: 1 day

Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max

Cairngorm Ridges

Journey miles away from civilization and delve deep into the untouched heart of Scotland's mountain wilderness.

The sub-arctic plateaus of the Cairngorms, adorned with dramatic cliffs and coires, beckon adventurous souls with a treasure trove of historic scrambling routes. These rugged landscapes hold the promise of unforgettable experiences.

Our experienced guides stand ready to lead you on any of the classic Cairngorm scrambles, each a unique adventure in its own right. Whether you seek the thrill of steep ridges in the Northern Corries or the enduring challenges of Lochnagar's remote routes, we are well-versed in guiding you through the classics, the esoteric, and the untrodden paths of this awe-inspiring wilderness.


Before Your Course

Your EverydayClimbing mountain guide will be in touch one to two days before your course commences.  This pre-course contact serves to introduce your guide, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our guides are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.

On the Day

Wild and remote scrambling expeditions are the hallmark of the Cairngorms. Scaling routes in secluded corries and on distant cliff faces, this region offers immersive adventures steeped in mountaineering history.

We proudly guide on virtually all of the most iconic Scottish scrambling routes within the Cairngorm National Park. Reach out to us to discuss a course tailored to your location and level of experience, or inform us if you have a particular route in mind.

No matter your goal, EverydayClimbing is here to provide support. Below, you'll find a selection of routes we have guided with our clients in the past. Feel free to get in touch to explore these routes or any others you may have in mind:

Fiacaill Ridge - Northern Cairngorms
Fingers Ridge - Northern Cairngorms
Pygmy Ridge - Northern Cairngorms
Afterthought Arete - Loch Avon
Drystane and Ptarmigan Ridge - Lurchers Crag
Blackspout Buttress - Lochnagar
Eagle Ridge - Lochnagar
Quartzvein Edge and Pikestaff - Coire Etchachan
Crystal Ridge and Flake Buttress - Ben Macdui


Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialise in organising climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.

Dates and Prices


This course is available year-round and can be scheduled on any day that suits your plans.

Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements or contact us using the form below, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.


Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:

  • Information and support prior to the course
  • An AMI accredited, insured, and fully qualified guide
  • Professional-grade climbing equipment for each participant
  • Mountain safety gear
  • Memorable photos of your adventure

One person - £260

Two people - £310 (£155 per person)

Is this for me?

The Cairngorms present a diverse array of routes for scramblers, rendering this region an excellent choice for individuals ranging from complete beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. Based on your previous experience and goals, we can suggest a rewarding day that aligns with your current skill level.

While having some background in hillwalking and scrambling can be advantageous, rest assured that no prior experience is necessary to enjoy an incredible adventure with us. We welcome participants of all levels and are committed to providing a memorable and safe experience for everyone, regardless of their expertise.

Kit list


• 25-35l backpack

• Mountain walking boots

• Walking poles

• Water bottle or hot drink flask (1 litre)

• lunch (around 1000cals.)

• Head torch + spare batteries 

• Thick socks

• Waterproof jacket and trousers 

• Thin fleece or light insulated jacket

• Thick fleece or mid insulated jacket

• Warm hat

• Gloves

• Hiking trousers

• Synthetic/merino base layers

• Personal medication

• Sun lotion & midge repellent/head net

• Waterproof stuff sacks for everything


• OS map

• Waterproof map case

• Compass (Silva type 4 recommended)

• Gaiters


• Harness

• Climbing helmet

• Belay device and karabiner

• Emergency shelter (Orange bag)


For your comfort and security we highly recommend you attend with all the equipment from the list. Activities may still go ahead if the participants do not attend with the full kit list, but EverydayClimbing and our instructors reserve the right to adjust the itinerary or end the activity early if missing equipment is likely to increase risk to group members above acceptable parameters.

As part of our commitment to reducing barriers to the outdoors, we have a range of equipment for use by anyone, no questions asked. Just drop us a line to let us know what you require.

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