A climber balances on his front points while climbing The Curtain on Ben Nevis - typical of our winter climbing courses in the Cairngorms, Glencoe and Ben Nevis

The Curtain, Ben Nevis – ice climbing

A climber leads the way up through the "fingers" of Fingers Ridge in the Cairngorms

Fingers Ridge – winter climbing

A climber waits at the belay stance of The Runnel in the Cairngorms during a winter climbing course

The Runnel – winter climbing

A climber battles spindrift to set off on the second pitch of Quartzvein Scoop

Quartzvein Scoop, Beinn Udlaidh

Climber on the Eastern Traverse, Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis in deep snow conditions

Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis, in winter

Climbing an ice pitch on Sickle, Ben Nevis

Sickle, Ben Nevis – ice climbing