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Latest availability - updated in real time

Below are listed all our scheduled and bespoke course dates. The availability is updated in real time*** from our online booking system. When there are below five spaces we show the actual number of remaining places, otherwise the spaces are shown as '5+'. Each week there are several different types of course that are running. If no dates suit, or you would like a similar course on alternative dates, contact us or look at the bespoke page.

The majority of trips have no minimum numbers**, so your space is protected by our guarantees; 1. The trip will operate*, 2. No surcharges, 3. Inclusions as advertised, 4. Dates are fixed, and 5. Make travel arrangements immediately.

Note*: spaces on courses without minimum numbers are guaranteed from the moment of booking, subject to this being over 8 weeks (56 days) before a trip departure. If you are looking to book a trip within this timescale, please contact us first to confirm availability, before completing a booking form.

Minimum numbers**: if booking within 8 weeks the numbers of availability showing may not just be a function of the remaining spaces on your chosen trip, based on guiding ratios at a maximum, but of available spaces due to logistical factors such as shared accommodation with other courses.

Live spaces ***: within 8 weeks do not believe the live spaces as representative of numbers on a course, as on this last minute timescale we have to adapt to close spaces to avoid unecessary costs. It is imperative that you contact us before booking when considering a trip less than 8 weeks away.
BREXIT DATES - "What's driving Brexit? From here it looks like it's probably the Duke of Edinburgh" - Milton Jones. Well, it's not a 'red, white and blue' Brexit, it's not 'strong and stable', and it's still not clear what it is. Despite government assurances, we're a company that's noticed the exchange rates tumble, as has any UK citizen who has taken a holiday in the Eurozone this summer. You aren't stupid, and neither are we. We'll release winter dates when we're sure that your travel plans won't be impacted, and that exchange rates won't tumble further. In the meantime, we are more confident of travel disruption being sorted by next summer, so are releasing limited dates. Prices are frozen until 30 Sept 2019.

Winter trips & courses

Winter Trails

Trek / Snowshoe / Run
Winter Trails

Ski Tour Courses

Ski Tour Index
Ski Tour Courses

Off Piste Skiing

Off Piste Index
Off Piste Skiing

Winter Climbs & Ice

Winter Courses
Winter Climbs & Ice
                        • (1) 14 Dec 19 - 1 Jan 20
                        • (2) 4 - 22 Jan 2020
                        • (2) 1 - 19 Feb 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 30 Dec 2020
                        • (4) 19 - 26 Oct 2019
                        • (4) 26 Oct - 2 Nov 2019
                        • (4) 23 - 30 Nov 2019
                        • (4) 30 Nov - 7 Dec 2019
                        • (4) 7 - 14 Dec 2019
                        • (3) 14 - 21 Dec 2019
                        • (4) 21 - 28 Dec 2019
                        • (4) 28 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 20
                        • (4) 5 - 12 Dec 2020
                        • (4) 12 - 19 Dec 2020
                        • (4) 19 - 26 Dec 2020
                        • (4) 26 Dec 20 - 2 Jan 21

                        Summer trips & courses

                        Improver Alpine

                        Summer Courses
                        Improver Alpine
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (2) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 14 - 20 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 6 - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (4) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (4) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (4) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 6 - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (4) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (0) 25 Aug - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 14 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 28 Jun - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (4) 25 - 26 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 15 - 16 Aug 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 14 - 20 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020

                        Intro & Summits

                        Summer Courses
                        Intro & Summits
                        • (2) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (2) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (0) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 14 - 20 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (0) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (2) 6 - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 1 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 21 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 5 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (0) 19 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (4) 25 Aug - 1 Sep 2019
                        • (4) 1 - 8 Sep 2019
                        • (4) 8 - 15 Sep 2019
                        • (3) 22 - 29 Sep 2019
                        • (5+) 24 - 31 May 2020
                        • (5+) 7 - 14 Jun 2020
                        • (5+) 21 - 28 Jun 2020
                        • (5+) 5 - 12 Jul 2020
                        • (5+) 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2020
                        • (5+) 9 - 16 Aug 2020
                        • (5+) 16 - 23 Aug 2020
                        • (5+) 23 - 30 Aug 2020
                        • (5+) 30 Aug - 6 Sep 2020
                        • (5+) 6 - 13 Sep 2020
                        • (5+) 20 - 27 Sep 2020
                        • (3) 30 Sep - 15 Oct 2019
                        • (0) 12 Oct - 2 Nov 2019
                        • (2) 25 Apr - 16 May 2020
                        • (2) 10 - 31 Oct 2020
                        • (4) 13 - 21 Jun 2020
                        • (4) 18 - 26 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 15 - 23 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 8 Sep 2019
                        • (5+) 20 - 29 Sep 2019
                        • (5+) 19 - 28 Jun 2020
                        • (5+) 3 - 12 Jul 2020
                        • (5+) 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020
                        • (5+) 18 - 27 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (4) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (4) 4 - 24 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 19 Jul - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 23 - 27 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 30 Jul - 3 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 20 - 24 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 27 - 31 Aug 2020

                        Advanced Alpine

                        Summer Courses
                        Advanced Alpine
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (2) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (0) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (2) 6 - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (2) 14 - 20 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (2) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (4) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (4) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (4) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (2) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (0) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 14 - 20 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 21 - 27 Jun 2020
                        • (2) 28 Jun - 4 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 - 29 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 30 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (2) 6 - 12 Sep 2020
                        • (0) 25 Aug - 7 Sep 2019
                        • (2) 5 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 12 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (2) 19 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 26 Jul - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 2 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 9 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (2) 23 Aug - 5 Sep 2020
                        • (4) 12 Jul - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (1) 5 - 11 Jul 2020
                        • (1) 12 - 18 Jul 2020
                        • (1) 19 - 25 Jul 2020
                        • (1) 26 Jul - 1 Aug 2020
                        • (1) 2 - 8 Aug 2020
                        • (1) 9 - 15 Aug 2020
                        • (1) 16 - 22 Aug 2020
                        • (1) 23 - 29 Aug 2020

                        Treks & Trails

                        Alpine Treks Index
                        Treks & Trails
                        • (3) 7 - 15 Sep 2019
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 14 Sep 2019
                        • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (0) 1 - 15 Sep 2019
                        • (4) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                        • (3) 8 - 14 Sep 2019
                            • (4) 31 Aug 19 - 1 Sep 20
                            • (1) 7 - 8 Sep 2019
                            • (0) 25 - 31 Aug 2019
                            • (0) 19 Oct - 2 Nov 2019
                            • (4) 16 - 30 Nov 2019
                            • (4) 21 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 20
                            • (3) 2 - 16 May 2020
                            • (2) 2 - 16 May 2020
                            • (2) 17 - 31 Oct 2020
                            • (2) 14 - 28 Nov 2020
                            • (2) 19 Nov 20 - 2 Jan 21
                            • (1) 31 Aug - 8 Sep 2019
                            • (4) 21 - 29 Sep 2019
                            • (4) 19 - 27 Oct 2019
                            • (4) 22 - 30 Dec 2019
                            • (4) 8 - 16 Feb 2020
                            • (4) 21 - 29 Mar 2020
                            • (4) 25 Jul - 2 Aug 2020
                            • (4) 1 - 9 Aug 2020
                            • (4) 22 - 30 Aug 2020
                            • (4) 19 - 27 Sep 2020
                            • (4) 17 - 25 Oct 2020
                            • (4) 20 - 28 Dec 2020
                                      • (4) 21 - 23 Sep 2019
                                          • (0) 31 Aug - 8 Sep 2019

                                          Lake District & Scottish courses

                                          Scottish Winter courses

                                          Ben Nevis & Glencoe
                                          • (4) 10 - 12 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 17 - 19 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 24 - 26 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 7 - 9 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 21 - 23 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 6 - 8 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 13 - 15 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 20 - 21 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 10 - 16 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 17 - 23 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 24 - 30 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 7 - 13 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 21 - 27 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 6 - 12 Mar 2020
                                          • (3) 13 - 19 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 20 - 25 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 12 - 18 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 19 - 25 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 26 Jan - 1 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 2 - 8 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 9 - 15 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 16 - 22 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 23 - 29 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 1 - 7 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 8 - 14 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 15 - 21 Mar 2020
                                          • (4) 22 - 28 Mar 2020

                                          Mountain Running

                                          Trail & Fell Runs
                                          • (3) 28 - 29 Sep 2019
                                          • (4) 9 - 10 Nov 2019
                                          • (4) 7 - 8 Dec 2019
                                          • (4) 4 - 5 Jan 2020
                                          • (4) 15 - 16 Feb 2020
                                          • (4) 25 - 26 Apr 2020
                                          • (4) 16 - 17 May 2020
                                          • (4) 6 - 7 Jun 2020
                                          • (4) 26 - 27 Sep 2020
                                          • (4) 7 - 8 Nov 2020
                                          • (4) 23 - November 2019
                                          • (4) 11 - January 2020
                                          • (4) 16 - May 2020
                                          • (4) 21 - November 2020
                                            • (2) 23 - 24 Nov 2019
                                            • (4) 11 - 12 Jan 2020
                                            • (4) 16 - 17 May 2020
                                            • (4) 21 - 22 Nov 2020
                                              • (3) 28 - September 2019
                                              • (4) 09 - November 2019
                                              • (4) 24 - November 2019
                                              • (4) 04 - January 2020
                                              • (4) 15 - February 2020
                                              • (4) 25 - April 2020
                                              • (4) 16 - May 2020
                                              • (4) 06 - June 2020
                                              • (4) 26 - September 2020
                                              • (4) 07 - November 2020
                                              • (4) 28 - September 2019
                                              • (4) 09 - November 2019
                                              • (4) 07 - December 2019
                                              • (4) 04 - January 2020
                                              • (4) 15 - February 2020
                                              • (4) 25 - April 2020
                                              • (4) 16 - May 2020
                                              • (4) 06 - June 2020
                                              • (4) 26 - September 2020

                                                Techniques & Skills

                                                Lake District based
                                                • (4) 5 - 6 Oct 2019
                                                • (4) 9 - 10 May 2020
                                                • (4) 3 - 4 Oct 2020
                                                • (0) 20 - December 2019
                                                • (0) 27 - December 2019
                                                • (4) 06 - January 2020
                                                • (4) 13 - January 2020
                                                • (4) 20 - January 2020
                                                • (4) 27 - April 2020
                                                • (4) 11 - May 2020
                                                • (4) 01 - June 2020
                                                • (4) 08 - June 2020
                                                • (4) 18 - 19 Jan 2020
                                                • (4) 3 - 4 May 2020
                                                • (4) 29 - 31 May 2020

                                                Guided Walks

                                                Great Lakes Peaks

                                                Bespoke & private trips

                                                CLIMB: Mountain guides

                                                Climb: bespoke guiding

                                                TREK: Snowshoe / hike

                                                Trek: bespoke guiding

                                                SKI: Off piste / tours

                                                Ski: bespoke guiding

                                                RUN: Trail / Fell

                                                Run: bespoke guiding
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