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ben nevis winter guide


Dan and Jo established Highland Guides to deliver high-quality summer mountaineering and climbing courses along with winter skills and guiding in the Scottish Highlands. Combining both a wealth of personal experiences in mountain ranges worldwide with formal training and qualification processes in the UK we can assure a high standard of both guided and instructional experiences. Find out a little more about Dan and Jo who run Highland Guides below. 

mountain guides in scotland
Dan goodwin mountaineering instructor

Dan Goodwin

Mountain Training : WMCI (T) MCI, WML, SML, RCI

Dan has twenty years of experience in the industry, a background that began as a child with mountaineering parents. His grounding came in the late 90's through Outward Bound in the Scottish Highlands. Since then he has worked on a variety of courses from hard skills training and assessment courses to overseas expeditions. This includes past experience delivering hard skills courses for the national centre, Glenmore Lodge, as an associate instructor, a mountaineering assistant for the Scottish Avalanche Information Service and is regularly delivering adventure training programmes to the British Army in Scotland and East Africa -

dan goodwin
winter skills course
jo trendell highland guides instructor

Jo Trendell

Mountain Training : MCI, WML, SML, RCI

Jo has many years of experience in the outdoors and is a passionate climber and mountaineer with a love of wild places. She has climbed and explored throughout the UK, the European Alps, Morocco and East Africa's Northern Kenya. She is experienced in guiding individuals and delivering adventurous training and rock courses to the British Army in East Africa. Her work has been with a variety of outdoor providers including the national centre Plas Y Brenin. Jo is also a keen ski mountaineer. -

dan goodwin
winter mountaineering
winter mountaineering

Customer Review

'Expert guiding in the Cuillins in challenging conditons Dan took me and my son on  He was very flexible and worked out routes we could do suitable to ability and mindful of severe weather. Result was we achieved our ambition, saw amazing scenery and almost made it to the top on two routes great routes'

Ted, Skye Scrambles

'Fantastic day of rock climbing at Reiff with Dan & Jo! I gained a lot of confidence and learnt new skills including gear placement and anchor building. A fun and relaxed day – can’t wait for next time!'

Kai, Intro Rock 

'Great experience with a great guide Jo". I completed one day intro to winter climbing course. I learnt a lot in the day. I appreciated her skills, knowledge and passion for the hills. Jo is also, a fantastic companion'

Pelka, Ben Nevis 

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