All Four Seasons (AFS) Mountaineering provides a range of hill, moor and mountain adventures and skills training to enable you to become more confident in the great outdoors and explore more. Dr Fabian Seymour established AFS Mountaineering in 2016 to combine his passion for teaching, science, nature and the mountains, and bring that to others. His main passions are providing people with the confidence to go out exploring via navigation courses; providing winter skills courses and introducing people to the wild side, and of course Munro bagging!
We provide courses, private guiding, private courses, night events, wilderness treks, climbing and winter mountaineering activities. There is so much to explore.
Please note: Although all instructors hold a fully enhanced DBS Certificate, we do not hold an AALA License, so activities are restricted to adults. Under 18s are welcome to attend if accompanied by their legal parent / guardian.
As the saying goes "Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
It's all about you
You will get experienced mountain guides who aims to provide:
An inclusive and encouraging atmosphere. We are LGBT+ and BAME friendly.
Quality courses that will equip you with tools and confidence to become a more independent hill walker, climber and mountaineer
Advice on equipment and hill/mountain craft for your own adventures
Recommendations for different regions to visit which match your interests
Information about the landscape, flora and fauna we may encounter plus other interesting historical snippets if applicable!
Advice about accommodation nearby and transport options based on your budget
What we can't guarantee is the weather which, in Britain, is notorious!
About the Guide
Fabian is the driver behind AFS Mountaineering. However he does work with other trusted guides who are both knowledgeable as well as qualified and experienced where needed. He also likes to collaborate with others to provide new experiences and adventures and compliment skill sets. We all share a passion for the outdoors and want to share the love of the outdoors with you!
PhD SML WML RCI
I've been exploring the high places of Britain since 2001. I've worked with, and been a member of many University and other mountaineering clubs. I have a passion for enthusing others with the love of mountain environments and landscapes, and building people's confidence to get outdoors as a mountain guide.
My interest in the mountains began when I had the amazing opportunity to work in Antarctica (2001 – 2002) researching how life was surviving in one of the most extreme environments in the world. I have a PhD in molecular genetics and microbiology and have published peer-reviewed research articles.
I've climbed all of the 282 Munros (mountains in Scotland over 3,000ft), all of the other 3,000ft (+) peaks across England and Wales, as well as having explored many other wild areas across Britain. But I am equally happy exploring coast, moors, the enchanting and bleak plateaus of the Pennines, wild camping, exploring remote glens or climbing and scrambling crags and cliffs.
I hold the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader awards which are designed to ensure leaders have the necessary skills above and beyond what is expected to lead group walks and expeditions in the mountains of Britain and Ireland in summer and winter conditions. I also hold the Rock Climbing Instructor Award. I'm also a member of the Mountain Training Association and the British Mountaineering Council and undertake continuing professional development. I have a valid wilderness first aid certificate which is a requirement to holding the awards. I also hold a current (and transferable) enhanced DBS certificate and I'm insured to provide the range of activities within the remit of the Mountain Training Awards held.
We work with other small independent companies to bring you additional benefits. We can develop more trips, use different skills, more skills and ultimately a better adventure experience for you!
Adventures for the Soul
Adventures for the Soul is run by Alison Goodwin.
She's passionate about the natural world and the outdoors. She holds a BSc degree in environmental management and PGCert in Tourism, Conservation & Sustainable Development. She's a keen fell walker and loves the north of England for all it's wild places. For her, being in nature is the great restorer.
She set up Adventures for the Soul in 2019 after experiencing just how good being out in nature is for you.
Over the last 18 years, she's run wellness sessions & nature experiences for: Manchester University, Creative Support, Red Rose Forest. Groundwork Trust, Walking Women Holidays and Glenthorne Quaker Centre. Participants came from: BBC, central Government, Tesco, Nissan, Jaguar, NHS, JP Morgan, Deloitte, Vodafone, Glaxo, Sheffield University and Lancaster University.
Since 2009, she's taken people to some of the most stunning areas of the UK on yoga, mindfulness and contemplative walking holidays. More recently she's worked with a team of fantastic collaborators offering truly awe-inspiring nature and dark skies experiences. And can't wait to get out and offer so much more......
She's a gentle walks leader, wellness coach, mindfulness practitioner, yoga instructor, holistic therapy specialist and former Zen Buddhist.
Together with AFS Mountaineering, we deliver Awe walks - designed to alter perception of the outdoors by being out in the hills at twilight and at night. Along with yoga sessions, we offer the chance to see the universe and dark skies and reconnect with nature.
Nick's Outdoors is run by Nick Rowe. His love for the outdoors started as child. He was also a member of the Royal Marine cadets that also gave him a love of the outdoors. He joined the army in 1995 and had a full career of 24 years. His final years were spent at the UK Armed Forces Mountain School, Joint Services Mountain Training Centre (JSMTC) in North Wales
This led him to gain experience in most outdoor activities and delivering training to military personnel in mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. From the snow of the Rockies to the hot sun of Mount Kenya, to the moorland of the Yorkshire Dales & Moors, his passion is all things outdoors.
Nick is working with AFS Mountaineering to increase capacity for delivering rock climbing and abseiling activities and who know what else in future!
Summer Mountain Leader
Winter Mountain Leader
Rock Climbing Instructor
LGBT+ and BAME friendly
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