The hillsides and mountains of Scotland are at their most beautiful during the winter months, making it one of the best destinations for mountaineering. However, changeable conditions and reduced daylight means that you and your mountaineering backpack need to be prepared to face the elements.

Pack and organise your gear well, and you and your backpack will be friends all day on the mountain. Read my top packing tips for mountaineering to ensure your winter climb runs smoothly.