Mountain Skills Courses

I can run any of my courses privately for groups, friends, families and clubs. 

See below for details or just get in touch.


Bespoke for you...

Navigation - Climbing - Winter

Are you after a:

  • Particular course but the advertised dates clash with your diary?

  • Private course for you, friends, family, colleagues or your club/society? Particularly university outdoors clubs?

  • Different format (over a number of different days/evenings for example)?

  • Different location to run the course nearer you?

  • Mountain Leader (Summer) or Rock Climbing Instructor refresher - I'm not a provider of NGBs, but I can provide the experience and I know what the assessors are looking for. I can also provide a two-day/overnight expedition (if you are a member of Mountain Training Association I only charge £60 per person per day or £120 for a 2-day overnight refresher).

Then please just get in touch to discuss options.


I always try and strike a balance between being affordable and courses going ahead versus rigid pricing so I take into account various factors such as the size of the group, location, season, complexity of the terrain and length of time out etc.

Minimum numbers (as listed on the relevant course page) still apply or equivalent cost if you have fewer than that.

Costs (and discounts for multi-person bookings) still apply and will be roughly those of regular courses.


However for private bookings:

  • If you are booking maximum places for a course there is a further discount.

  • For hillwalking / mountaineering clubs and societies who might want to form a strategic and regular partnership there will be further discounts on regular bulk bookings.

  • I may need to bring in additional qualified instructors to ensure we have the best instructor:client ratios if there are more than the maximum places offered and that raises the cost slightly.

  • It will be cheaper to book a private course during the week than at weekends.



Simply send me an email and we'll arrange a call to discuss what you're looking for.

Once we've agreed on a plan you'll be happy with, I'll forward you a booking form to complete and payment details. I can't (yet) take online bookings for bespoke events.

I'm often out in the mountains so it's best to start off with an email - I'll respond as soon as I get back to civilisation! 


Bespoke Courses - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?

This is about you so I'll tailor the course around you. If unsure please drop me an email.

What do I need to bring?

I will send you a detailed kit list when you confirm your place. However you will need some basics like walking boots, waterproofs. You can see the different kit lists by activity here. Please note that I can help out with the odd bit of kit if you need.

What's not included?

Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport

What are the Terms & Conditions?

Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

I've got some more general questions...

Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!


Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

+44 07968207779

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