About Me

Climbing | Mountaineering | Instruction |
Coaching | Guiding

I've been an active climber and walker for almost 15 years. When not working, I spend the majority of my time in the outdoors. Pretty much everything I do revolves around climbing and mountaineering, whether that's training at the climbing wall, trad climbing on sea cliffs or in the mountains, sport climbing in Spain, or exploring the scrambles of North Wales. I love to share this lifestyle and passion with others through my courses. 

I pride myself on being professional, relaxed, flexible and easy to approach. I always aim to make days fun, varied and safe, and I like to ensure that you gain as much information during your time with me - rather than just getting dragged up and down hills and rock climbs, I want you to learn and take new skills away with you, whilst having an amazing time!

I hold the 'Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor' qualification, which is the highest qualification for instructing and guiding in Summer conditions in the UK. I also hold the 'Winter Mountain Leader' qualification. These allow me to offer a wide range of mountain activities throughout the year.


Based in the North of England, I usually operate in the best mountain areas of the UK including Snowdonia, the Lake District, the Peak District and Scotland. 

All instruction is tailored to suit your ability, experience and goals, which means you will learn exactly what you want to learn during your time with me. I adjust all of my courses specifically to your ambitions, and no course is ever exactly the same. 



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