ABOUT

AFS MOUNTAINEERING

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 Guides
We work with guides who are both knowledgeable as well as qualified and experienced. We all share a passion for the outdoors and want to share the love of the outdoors with you!

ABOUT

FABIAN SEYMOUR

PhD SML WML RCI

Managing Director

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​.

I'm accredited to provide BronzeSilver and Gold Navigator Awards and the NNAS Tutor Award through the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) and I'm a member of the NNAS Board of Directors.

 

ABOUT

ALEX FRADLEY

SML 

I’ve been out and about in the mountains for over 10 years since studying Geography at University and going on a number of field trips to the Lake District and the Alps. I had 3 years’ experience at a children’s activity centre delivering sessions such as climbing, canoeing and archery.

Since 2013 I have been a Geography teacher in a secondary school in Yorkshire. I often attend and organise school trips including Geography trips to the East Coast and the Yorkshire Dales, as well as being a regular on the School Ski trip. I also set up the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at school and have led overseas expeditions to Nepal and Thailand.

I have a huge passion for outdoor activities including; hiking, scrambling, climbing, mountain biking and swimming but love any activity that includes exploration, even underground. I’m a member of the Mountain Training Association and often take part in additional training sessions and workshops.

I can regularly be found out and about in the Yorkshire Dales, but equally happy in the landscapes of the Lake District, North Wales or the mountains of Scotland. I love teaching in the outdoors, but also still love learning and furthering my understanding of landscape processes, with a particular interest in rivers and glaciers.

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​.

 

ABOUT

ROB WEBSTER

SML

I have been passionate about the great outdoors for as long as I can remember. I was first introduced to multi-day hiking and camping in the scouts and then mountain climbing in the mountaineering society at university.

Since then I have enjoyed extensive travels abroad and have been lucky enough to experience multi-day hikes in 2 of my favourite destinations; the stunning Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru and Annapurna in Nepal.

I enjoy testing my mental and physical limits through endurance events and have completed several ultra-marathons, have cycled the length of Britain, swam the length of coniston water and aim to complete my first ironman triathlon in 2021.

I have lived in the Lake District since 2017 and have found that being immersed in nature is the best antidote to life's many stresses.  I spend a lot of my time fell-running, hiking, road cycling, lake swimming and exploring new routes.

I hold the Summer Mountain Leader qualification, a valid first aid certificate, relevant insurance to cover the activities I am involved with and hope to show others how much fun and how therapeutic the outdoors can be.

 
FABIAN SEYMOUR

Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

fabian@afsmountaineering.co.uk

+44 07968207779

LGBT+ and BAME friendly

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