SYNERGY GUIDES - MOUNTAINEERING INSTRUCTORS & MOUNTAIN GUIDES SCOTLAND

From the Highlands of Scotland to the remote mountains of the Himalaya, together with Synergy Guides – your adventure starts here.

DARE TO EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE

Here at Synergy Guides, our goal is to deliver a memorable and rewarding adventure in the mountains and to fulfil our guarantee of providing a valuable experience for our customers. Our aim is to make the most of each day and the prevailing conditions to give our participants an experience to remember.

By working together with our experienced team, Synergy Guides will help you create a tailored training course or adventure. This allows us to build our service around you, offering any amount of days over any time period.

All our climbing instructors and mountain guides hold the highest qualifications in the UK, all of them are either qualified Mountaineering Instructors or British Mountain Guides. Highly experienced, we specialise in Winter Climbing, the Cuillin Ridge and Summer Climbing. We are also one of the few British companies to offer Himalayan Expeditions to unclimbed peaks in Nepal and for a few weeks each year, we run mountaineering and climbing courses in the Costa Blanca region of Spain.

Synergy Guides are all active and enthusiastic; some say obsessive, about the outdoors. Amongst our compact team, we have connoisseurs of classic rock climbing, strong winter climbers and mountaineers as well as competitive mountain and fell runners. By joining us for your adventures you can be sure you will be instructed by friendly passionate people who want to be part of YOUR experience.

=
Mountain Guide
Mountain Guide
Mountain Guide
  • Synergy guides guided my friends and I up Sgurr Dearg to climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle and were absolutely fantastic. Steve... read more

    Grace OKeeffe Avatar
    Grace OKeeffe
    8/07/2020

    I booked Steve to guide me on some walking / scrambling in the Cuillins and couldn't have asked for a... read more

    Frances C Avatar
    Frances C
    5/28/2016

    Spent 3 days in the Cullins with Andy from Synergy Guides, awesome time and was certainly put through my paces.... read more

    Gordon Murphy Avatar
    Gordon Murphy
    10/10/2020
  • A massive thank you to Steve. We had a great day on Skye doing the Lagan round and with the... read more

    Chris Jepson Avatar
    Chris Jepson
    8/07/2017

    We had a great day with Steve of Synergy Guides scrambling on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and then climbing the In... read more

    Alison Aldred Avatar
    Alison Aldred
    9/22/2020

    This was my first adventure with Steve. He was absolutely amazing start to finish. I was mainly learning to lead... read more

    Chris H Avatar
    Chris H
    5/21/2019
  • We had a fantastic day out with Steve. My husband and I are both beginners and wanted a route that... read more

    Eleanor Ingman Avatar
    Eleanor Ingman
    9/21/2019

    If you want cracking day/days out then Steve is your man.His understanding and knowledge of the mountains is second to... read more

    Marc Robertson Avatar
    Marc Robertson
    5/10/2020

    Initially we booked Steve for a friend's 40th to do a climb in Skye. We enjoyed the experience so much... read more

    Mark Scott Avatar
    Mark Scott
    5/10/2020
  • Have achieved several bucket-list adventures booking with Steve and hope to continue doing so for more. Privileged to have great... read more

    John McKay Avatar
    John McKay
    10/26/2019

    What a great weekend with a great instructor. Thanks Steve! Steve went out of his way to accommodate everyone in... read more

    Jenny Henderson Avatar
    Jenny Henderson
    1/19/2016

    Just back from two days as one of 3 beginners with Steve from Synergy Guides going over basic winter mountaineering... read more

    Catherine McCutcheon Avatar
    Catherine McCutcheon
    4/21/2019
  • What a great day out this was in the company of a really good guide, From the initial booking to... read more

    Barry M Avatar
    Barry M
    7/12/2016

    Totally rad couple of days with Steve and Dave.... climbed Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge route, and the In Pin... read more

    Dave Turner Avatar
    Dave Turner
    9/19/2019

    Well what can I say, everything it says on the tin and more!!!!Two days with Steve on the top 6... read more

    David Welch Avatar
    David Welch
    5/04/2021
  • Another great trip with Steve from Synergy Guides. The weekend was tailored to suit our ambitions of getting some Skye... read more

    Jenny Henderson Avatar
    Jenny Henderson
    6/01/2016

    Yesterday 6 of us tackled the Inn Pinn on Skye with Steve and Casper from Synergy guides. They were totally... read more

    Katie Mullen Avatar
    Katie Mullen
    8/10/2020

    A great day on the Aaonach Eagach with Rich. Expert guiding throughout-it made what could be intimidating ridge a great... read more

    Stephen H Avatar
    Stephen H
    7/12/2016
  • Trekking in Nepal The trek to Lunag Base Camp in a remote corner of the Khumbu set new aspirations for me. I would... read more

    Christina D Avatar
    Christina D
    11/01/2011

    Steve is a very experienced guy and made our weekend very memorable. I gained valuable training along the way even... read more

    Dave Campbell Avatar
    Dave Campbell
    2/01/2016

    Great experience with Steve & Ian doing Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh. They were very patient with us in testing conditions. Would... read more

    WILLIAM MCDONALD Avatar
    WILLIAM MCDONALD
    9/10/2020
  • I’ve been waiting to go winter climbing on the Ben for three years. I live in Brighton and have a... read more

    Chris Godfrey Avatar
    Chris Godfrey
    2/05/2020

    What an epic day! Casper (our guide for the day) was brilliant! Very knowledgeable and full of local mountain info.... read more

    Larry Mann Avatar
    Larry Mann
    9/10/2020

    I spent two fantastic days with Steve and enjoyed every minute. The weather wasn’t on our side but Steve made... read more

    Karl Henshaw Avatar
    Karl Henshaw
    2/01/2020
  • Absolutely fantastic experience climbing with Synergy in Glen Coe for 3 days. Really well planned and executed by our brilliant... read more

    Rory Calderwood Avatar
    Rory Calderwood
    3/01/2020

    Steve was recommended to me by a fellow hillwalker who knew I was looking to finish the last of my... read more

    Pauline Henderson Avatar
    Pauline Henderson
    6/30/2016

    Steve Holmes of Synergy Guides is quite a bit more than just your average mountain guide. We had had... read more

    Finn Millard Avatar
    Finn Millard
    3/26/2020
  • I’ve been waiting to go winter climbing on the Ben for three years. I live in Brighton and have a... read more

    Chris Godfrey Avatar
    Chris Godfrey
    5/10/2020

    Excellent guiding company. I have done Curved Ridge and some Skye stuff with Synergy and always felt really safe... read more

    Caroline L Avatar
    Caroline L
    5/10/2020

    We completed the Cuillins with Steve, and had an amazing time. He is a great friendly guide, and knows... read more

    Clare Dickson Avatar
    Clare Dickson
    8/17/2020
  • We had a wonderful day out with Synergy Guides! Steve was a fantastic guide, and ensured we had a great... read more

    Colette Hinckley Avatar
    Colette Hinckley
    10/18/2019

    If you want cracking day/days out then Steve is your man.His understanding and knowledge of the mountains is second to... read more

    Marc Robertson Avatar
    Marc Robertson
    5/05/2020

    Just had a totally brilliant climbing weekend with Steve from Synergy Guides. Steve is really easy to get along... read more

    John Adams Avatar
    John Adams
    5/21/2019
  • Himalaya with Steve Travelling to the Himalaya with Steve was a truly awesome adventure that met and exceeded my expectations. Not only was... read more

    Paul Thouroughgood Avatar
    Paul Thouroughgood
    11/07/2019

    I have done a couple of trips with Steve now. Last year was a weeks scrambling in Glen Coe culminating... read more

    Ian Preece Avatar
    Ian Preece
    6/22/2015

    I’ve been out with Steve Holmes quite a few times and would strongly recommend him as your guide. His sole... read more

    David Wilson Avatar
    David Wilson
    6/10/2020
  • Just had an amazing few days scrambling on Am Basteir, Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr nan Eag with Steve. If... read more

    Robert Vice Avatar
    Robert Vice
    6/11/2015

    Had an absolutely incredible time climbing Tower Ridge with Synergy Guides. Steve is an extremely knowledgeable guide and a truly... read more

    Brandon Rose Avatar
    Brandon Rose
    9/22/2019

    We had a fantastic day out with Steve. My husband and I are both beginners and wanted a route that... read more

    Eleanor Ingman Avatar
    Eleanor Ingman
    9/10/2019
  • Just one week before we started our trip to Scotland (my wife, our 17 years old son and myself) I... read more

    Jens Avatar
    Jens
    8/20/2016

    Had an amazing time bagging the Innaccessible Pinnacle and Sgurr Na Banachdaich a couple of weeks ago with Steve and... read more

    Jamie Christie Avatar
    Jamie Christie
    8/20/2020

    As a keen hiker and scrambler, the Cuillin Ridge traverse presented an irresistible challenge for me but one which could... read more

    Tony Spencer Avatar
    Tony Spencer
    9/01/2020
  • Steve was very accommodating to provide mountain guiding to suit our request to climb the Inn Pinn. He took into... read more

    Hilary & George Hartley Avatar
    Hilary & George Hartley
    5/12/2021

    I had a really good day despite the poor weather. We made it up the inaccessible pinnacle and had time... read more

    Craig Campbell Avatar
    Craig Campbell
    8/02/2020

    I attended the winter skills weekend in the Cairngorm with fellow members of my group. Steve was simply fabulous. He... read more

    Heather Nicoll Avatar
    Heather Nicoll
    1/19/2016
Mountain Guides Scotland