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Alba Mountaineering - Scotland's Mountains, All Year Round

Welcome to the Alba Mountaineering website

Based in Oban on the West Coast of Scotland, we have Ben Nevis, Glencoe, and the islands on our doorstep. We offer quality mountain guiding and instruction. Alba has been on the hills for over 25 years with many satisfied customers from all over the world.

I hope the information enclosed will help you find the trip you were looking for. If you need advice on any course, holiday, or guiding, then please do not hesitate to e-mail or call me to discuss your requirements.

Thank you for your interest in Alba Mountaineering's courses and holidays.

About Us

Andy Ravenhill, Alba’s director, has walked, climbed, and worked in the Highlands of Scotland since 1988. He is well qualified and holds the highest national qualifications in mountaineering instruction - the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate (M.I.C.) - and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (A.M.I.).

He has extensive experience of mountains all over the world as well as at home. This includes numerous trips to the European Alps as well as trips to the greater ranges of Asia and South America. With this depth of experience and the qualifications he holds, you can be sure that Andy will do his absolute best to make your trip with Alba memorable and informative.

The staff who work with Andy at Alba Mountaineering are all well qualified professionals. You can be sure that they will be both suitably experienced and qualified for the job in hand, but will also be considerate and helpful. A strong emphasis is placed on enjoyment as well as training, where appropriate, to boost your confidence when out on the mountains, holidays or technical courses, summer or winter.

Throughout the year Alba covers the full range of Mountain activities. Winter brings more instructional courses for walkers, mountaineers and climbers. In the summer we have walking holidays up and down the West Coast of Scotland as well as scrambling and rock climbing.

Going trekking or doing a trekking peak? Then, we can help you. Our leaders have worked extensively abroad and know what is required to climb the peaks advertised by other companies. Make the most of your big trip by having a training week with us. Call or e-mail for advice as we are always happy to chat.

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Our Mailing Address

Alba Mountaineering
Rhu Mhanais,
38 Pulpit Drive,
Oban, Argyll
PA34 4LE

Our Telephone Number

01631 563466