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Lochaber Guides was founded in 2011 and since then we've had the privilege of guiding hundreds of clients in the mountains.  The Lochaber area, which means 'confluence of the lochs'  includes Glencoe in the South, Knoydart and Ardnamurchan to the West and North towards the Great Glen. We also regular guide on the magnificient Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye throughout the summer months.



Lochaber Guides

Dave moved on from a career in Dentistry to pursue his true passion- to work in the mountains and is owner and founder of Lochaber Guides.

He is a Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, the highest qualification in mountaineering instruction admistered by Mountain Training UK. He is qualified in First Aid appropriate to the Mountain Environment, administered by the British Association of Ski Patrollers (BASP).  He is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and has civil liability insurance.

Dave has been walking in the Scottish Hills since he was a teenager. Having climbed many of the Munros,  he then progressed to mountain scrambles, rock climbing ,winter mountaineering and ice climbing. He has trekked, walked and climbed in the Pyrenees, Japan,  the French Alps and the Himalayas but his true love is of the Scottish Mountains.

 He has lots of experience being in the Scottish Mountains and loves sharing his passion of these hills with others. Even the midges and the rain won't dampen his enthusiasm for the hills!


Favourite Routes:

Tower Ridge (Diff ) Ben Nevis

Orion Direct, Ben Nevis (V,5)

Green Gully (IV,3) Ben Nevis

Curved Ridge (Moderate) Buachaille Etive Mor

Cuillin Ridge Traverse, Skye Cuillin



Dave Anderson      

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (WMCI),

During busy periods or for specific activities we use other leaders/instructors. All of our staff will hold the appropriate awards/qualifications and insurance for the chosen activity as well as having years of experience and will be personally known to us. Our handpicked team of excellent mountain professionals are the best in the business and will look after you throughout the day whilst allowing you to enjoy your time in our spectacular mountains!


Freelance Staff