Have you ever been wild camping/backpacking? Have you wanted to hike up mountains but never felt confident? Do you want to explore new places few have ever seen? Do you want to brush up on your map and compass skills and learn to navigate off paths and be more self sufficient?​ ​

We aim to provide a relaxed environment in which you can pick up skills whether on a set course or just out for a day or two. And just as importantly - have a good time! 
We will tailor the adventure around you, your goals and aspirations.

We simply love mountains and want to share our experience and passion for them with you. Beyond a few set events (wilderness treks and courses) if you have a particular goal, experience or mountain you want to explore we can help put together a bespoke guided adventure for you. Experienced and qualified guides are there to ensure you have a safe yet memorable adventure and you can find out more on the about us page.

We can help you venture out onto the Scottish Munros or Corbetts, the English Wainwrights or the Dales 30, or the Welsh 3,000's. We also offer one day navigation (map and compass) courses, accredited Bronze, Silver and Gold National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) courses - also applicable to those taking the Duke of Edinburgh Award, as well as winter skills courses.​ 

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Digital technology and GPS routes are great. But all too often mountain rescue are called out because a battery hs gone flat (alarmingly quickly), or someone has strayed off route, or has decided they want to explore something not on their preprogrammed route.

We offer two-day Bronze or Silver National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) courses which includes training and assessment. Becoming confident in using a map and compass is one of the most liberating skills for the outdoors and literally opens up a whole new world of exploration and adventure. 
If you would like a bespoke half/full day walk with an emphasis on your navigation skills that is not assessed, please see the Plan your own mountain adventure page.

     To see the areas we operate in, more information and the next events:​

      please click here for NNAS Courses

Hill and Mountain adventure activities

Winter can be magical in the mountains. Come and learn to be a mountaineer and start gaining the skills needed to operate in winter. We'll look at route planning, avalanche awareness, personal winter kit, movement on snow, how to walk in crampons and what to do with an ice axe. We'll also look at navigation strategies that can be used en route which may be different from summer navigation. These two days courses run from mid January - mid March in the Cairngorms National Park.

     For more information and the next events:​

      please click here for Winter Skills Courses

​​​Guided mountain walks, wilderness  adventures, and mountaineering courses in the mountains of Britain

Please bear with me while I'm working on a new and more user-friendly website. It'll be coming online in the Autumn and will replace this current website with the same address. Although the set events and set courses are coming to a close as the summer holidays come to an end, get in touch with me about private guiding or courses for friends, family, clubs or corporate events.

Trek into the wilderness and leave the hustle and bustle of life behind for a few days. See the sunrise or sunset from up near a mountain summit or by a remote lake. 

Treks can last 1-3 nights and it's a great way to experience a total feeling of freedom and sometimes not see another person for the whole time. By the end of a wilderness trek you'll have visited some of the remotest glens and valleys in Britain and will have learnt some valuable hill and campcraft. It can be quite a shock returning to real life afterwards!

     To see the areas we operate in, more information and the next events:​

      please click here for Wilderness Treks

Mountain Guide | guided walks | wilderness treks | wild camping | map & compass courses | basic winter skills training | bespoke adventures tailored to you in the mountains of Britain.

Is there a particular mountain you have dreamed of climbing? Do you just want to go hiking and explore a new area? Do you want to do a charity challenge such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks? Do you want a corporate day out? Do you want an adventure for you and your friends/family in the mountains? Have you wanted to climb Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis? Our mountain guides (leaders) can take you into a different world so you can enjoy a new adventure.

We can also put together bespoke days out based on your aims, ambitions and desire to explore. Just by being out with experienced leaders, you'll learn a range of hill skills and/or wild camping craft.

     To see the areas we operate in, more information and the next events:​

     please click here for Plan your own bespoke mountain adventure

Above the Clouds in the Arrochar Alps in Scotland

​​"Excellent mountain guide - great local knowledge of the individual regions, especially Scotland. Great attention to detail, planning, navigation and safety. Sets a pace that suits your ability yet challenges you out of your comfort zone also. Happy to impart technical knowledge and signpost you to relevant training and development. Oh yes, good fun and great company. Highly recommended."