A busy day on Sharp Edge. Lots of climbers taking advantage of the conditions to practice their winter skills in the Lake District and make an ascent of this Grade 1 ridge on Blencathra.

Sharp Edge, Blencathra in winter

Two climbers at a belay stance high up on Dorsal Arete in Glencoe on a winter mountaineering course

Dorsal Arete, Glencoe in winter

Two climbers are caught in a patch of sunlight as they make their way up Ledge Route, on Ben Nevis, which is covered in deep snow

Ledge Route, Ben Nevis, in winter

A climber on a winter mountaineering course waits at the belay on Dorsal Arete on a bitterly cold day

Dorsal Arete, Glencoe, in winter

Two climbers making their way up Curved Ridge in Glencoe in full winter conditions

Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor

A group of climbers enjoy the view of Bidean nam Bian in Glencoe from the top of Stob Coire nan Lochain on a fine winter's day

Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe

Winter mountaineering courses in Scotland - the Cairngorms, Glencoe or Ben Nevis

East Ridge of Beinn a’Chaorainn