I am a qualified British Mountain Leader and Outdoor Leadership Graduate with 10-years’ experience in the mountains of the UK. I’ve climbed mountains in over twenty countries across four continents, but the unique highlands of the Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland will always have a special place in my heart. There is little I love more than helping people explore them.
I am excited to offer my services as a mountain leader in the UK for school groups, tourists, or anyone who would like the guidance of a mountain professional.
Popular day walks include:
Scafell Pike (978m), the highest mountain in England.
Snowdonia (1085m), the highest mountain in Wales.
Helvellyn or Blencathra in the Lake District, with their respective steep ridge crossings.
Tryfan or the Glyders in Snowdonia, which offer some of the best scrambling opportunities in the UK.
I can also lead groups in the mountains of Scotland upon request.
Or hire me to lead or organise your big mountain challenge, be it for charity, or just for yourself. Popular challenges include:
National Three Peaks: attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in less than 24 hours.
Yorkshire Three Peaks: Take on Yorkshire’s three highest summits - Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside - along a testing 22-mile trail. The aim is to complete the challenge within 12 hours.
Welsh 3000’s: One of the toughest mountain challenges in the UK. Climb all fourteen Welsh mountains over 3000-feet. This route covers 24 miles and involves almost 3000 metres of vertical ascent, meaning very high fitness levels are required to complete the course in the target time of 24 hours. This challenge can also be split into a two or three-day walk.
I can also run ‘learn how to navigate’ courses, where I take groups off-the-beaten track to learn the age-old skill of navigating effectively with a map and compass. Essential for anybody who would like to build confidence or spend more time in the mountains.
All days out include my famous (ish) mountain flapjacks, and some high-resolution photos of the day. Transport can also be arranged if required. Contact me today for further information, prices, or to make a booking.
Let’s head into the mountains!