Choose from the current list of events or email me to create your own tailor-made winter walking event.
These events are guided exclusively by Andy Cloquet - MIC and Gary Todd - ML(W) / Alpine Ski Race Coach
Sorry, there are no spaces available on any of my guided trips.
I do have availability for private events. Please contact me for your personal adventure.
Please note that your participation on these events assumes you have the basic winter walking skills necessary and we reserve the right to provide additional training to enable you to get the best out of your day.
Also, we offer a tailor-made guiding service to help you enjoy the Scottish Hills. You will appreciate that our weather can throw an extraordinary range of conditions and knowing when to change plans is critical, so you can be assured that our planning and decision-making will give you the best opportunity to make the most of your chosen trip. As with our website events, we always add important instruction and useful tips into your day.
Here are some suggestions:
'such splendour so close to Central Scotland'
'a vast area with a huge variety' of ridges and sharp peaks'
'long days for the strong-willed'
Cairngorm and the high plateaux of Lochnagar and Ben Avon.
'we love these areas'
If you have a particular journey in mind, then let OAS guide your trip.
Follow the links to this brilliant Walkhighlands for further information - as you browse this website, keep an eye on the time because this is one big website and it's so engrossing!
How to Book:
Use this email link to reserve your place stating your name, chosen date and the correct code.
When you receive your provisional confirmation, please pay stated Deposit by Direct Bank Transfer (BACS) by the stated date.
We will email your confirmation and receipt.
Note: your email to reserve your place is your confirmation that you have read and understood the Safety Statement and the 'Conditions and Terms' for your booking.
Safety Statement: what you need to know about these courses
Courses and trips led by qualified & experienced Mountaineering Instructors (MIC) and International Guides (BMG / IFMAG) are your way of being led and taught by the best in the industry. Your learning, enjoyment and safety throughout the course is underpinned by their care, attention and professional standards achieved over many years of intense personal practice, training and assessment; this includes providing you with accurate information to help you prepare for your course.
However, taking part in winter hill activities requires you to be aware of your own safety as well.
Whilst slips, scrapes, scratches and bumps are normal for any adventurous activities, you need to accept that any hill travel in the winter months is accompanied by the risk of injury: in very rare cases such injuries can lead to death.
We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure you are not exposed to unnecessary risk and we will make clear everyone in the group's shared responsibilities for looking after everyone's personal safety. By booking on a winter mountaineering skills course you are accepting and agreeing to this statement.