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Winter Climbing in Scotland Live Event Highlights

An Expert Q&A with Mike Pescod on Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Featuring Mike Pescod


Today we're bringing you the highlights of our Cicerone Live Event on Winter Climbing in Scotland where Joe was joined by Mike Pescod for an expert Q&A. Mike is here to talk all about the New Cicerone guidebook covering a selection of hundreds of the best winter climbs on Ben Nevis and in the Glen Coe area, from straightforward Grade I snow gullies and ridges through to extreme test pieces above Grade VIII.

If you'd like to experience the winter climbs in Scotland yourself, you can buy our brand new guidebook Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe,

Selected snow, ice and mixed routes in a two-volume set here.

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About our guest

Having climbed on Ben Nevis and in Glen Coe for fifteen years, Mike Pescod has an in depth knowledge of the climbs, the weather and the conditions you can experience here. Working full time as a mountain guide here for ten years, Mike has been on Ben Nevis over a thousand times and regularly spends up to a hundred days climbing each winter both professionally and recreationally.

Mike has been on climbing trips right across Europe as well as to Russia, Tadjikistan, Nepal, East Africa and Peru but it is the unique quality of the climbing in Scotland that gives him the most enjoyment and satisfaction.

With his wife, Louise, he runs a mountain guiding and instruction company and has every intention of climbing in the hills here for many years to come.

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