He has 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 he is equally happy exploring coast, moors, the enchanting and bleak plateaus of the Pennines, wild camping and exploring remote glens or climbing and scrambling crags and cliffs. In addition to Antarctica he has also been mountaineering in the European Alps.
He established AFS Mountaineering (formerly AFS Mountain Walks) in 2016 to combine his passion for teaching, science, nature and mountains and bring that to others. "Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the expression on someone's face when they have achieved that personal goal they have always dreamed of or seeing people develop and go off and gain their own experience with new confidence."
Favourite Place in Britain: Very hard to choose from, but Glen Affric has to be near the top with it's ancient Caledonian forests, lochs and quite amazing mountain summits heading off into the distance. The Cairngorms will always be special due to the sheer size and bulk. Snowdonia is fascinating due to the geological and landscape variety in such a relatively small area.
Never Leave Home Without It: A stopwatch for those tricky navigation legs. Sadly, waterproofs (always), a spare map and compass, and a camera!
Favourite piece of kit: I'm still using my first set of crampons and walking ice axe I bought while at Nottingham University back in 2005. When they are too knackered to use I'll end up framing them (somehow) and displaying them above the fire place.
Best time of year: February to April in Scotland. Those clear sunny winter days when it's getting warmer in the Glens and sunnier on the snow-capped mountains.
Dream destination: I'd love to return to Antarctica and follow one of the trans-continental routes. I'd also love to visit Greenland.
Fabian Seymour is the owner and operator of AFS Mountaineering - All Four Seasons Mountaineering! He has been out and about exploring the high places of Britain since 2001. He's worked with, and been a member of many University and other mountaineering clubs and has 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.
His interest in the mountains began when he had the amazing opportunity to work in Antarctica for six months (the Antarctic summer of 2001 – 2002) researching how lichens were surviving in one of the most extreme environments in the world.
He is looking to one day start the Mountaineering Instructor Award and Certificate.