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Linda Biggar MIA

Linda is also a freelance mountaineering instructor and member of AMI. She holds both the MIA and WinterML qualifications and is a GTC registered secondary school teacher. Linda is qualified to teach mountain and multi-pitch rock climbing, scrambling and all aspects of summer and winter hill-walking. In the past she has also been an active orienteering coach and Alpine Ski Leader. Linda worked for fifteen years at the outdoor education centre in Castle Douglas.

For a list of winter skills and ski-mountaineering courses Linda will be running in winter 2019 have a look at our Scottish Courses page.

There are further details of what Linda can offer on this page and regular updates on her Facebook page.

Her contact details and guideline prices are at the foot of this page.

Find Linda Biggar MIA on Facebook


Winter hillwalkign in Scotland

HILLWALKING:- Linda can guide and instruct both summer and winter hillwalking, including winter skills such as using crampons and ice-axes.


SCRAMBLING:- Linda can guide and instruct on classic summer scrambles such as Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis, the Aonach Eagach, Liathach and the Cuillins of Skye (pictured below on Clach Glas).

The Skye Cuillins


Mellow Yellow at Little Zawn, Meikle Ross, September 2015.

ROCK CLIMBING:- Linda can guide and instruct mountain and multi-pitch rock climbing. Pictured above leading the route "Mellow Yellow at Meikle Ross. Pictured below on a route called Puffin Nuffin at Portobello on the Rhins.

Linda Biggar climbing at Portobello, Galloway


Please get in touch with Linda if you'd like to learn about:-

 hillwalking skills,




rock-climbing & abseiling 

or if you want any other help or advice.

To give you an idea of my usual rates as an instructor Linda charges between 140 and 180 per day, depending on the activity. Shorter sessions locally can be much cheaper. This cost can normally be shared between two or more people and rates are also a bit cheaper for multiple days or sessions.

Contact Linda by phone or email on:-

Linda Biggar contact details

(this is a picture of Linda's email and phone number to avoid spammers trawling for these details!)