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In the winter in Argyll the snow level can vary enormously yet when the conditions are right Scotland can offer winter routes to compare with the very best for elsewhere.

Ben Nevis in particular is well known world-wide for it’s winter routes and every year climbers come from Europe and beyond to test themselves here. Most of the routes are found at a reasonable height on the mountain, most of the routes on Ben Nevis finish on the summit plateau, and so involve a full day out with a few hours walking required to get to the foot of the climb and back.

The exception here is on Aonach Mor where the gondola used for skiers and snowboarders can be used to avoid nearly 3000ft of ascent and descent and so the cliffs here are becoming very popular for training or for climbing the day after.