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

A lone walker stands out against the snowy summits of the Mamores while descending in the afternoon light

Winter walking in the Mamores

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

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