Thank you for visiting our webpage and welcome to the journey of becoming a better climber and mountaineer. My aim is to give you an experience which ensures you are taught to the highest national standards and to ensure that you actually learn the skills required to rock climb, trek, navigate and otherwise move around the mountainous environment autonomously. The teaching is delivered by an expert team who are tried and tested in both their personal skills and their ability to teach and ensure learning with an emphasis on personal progression.
I have been a climber and mountaineer since 1976 and I have climbed throughout the world. I was born in West Africa with the Sahara as my back garden and I have always had a deep passion for the outdoors and especially the mountains and particularly the crags. My personal ethos is that each person should explore this environment at their own speed and relatively within your comfort zone so you can learn as much as possible. I hold the mountain qualifications of the MIA and IML alongside the academic qualifications of an MA and DTLLS (PG) Teaching Qualification.
We are specialists in teaching rock climbing on single pitches (Learning to lead on rock) or on multi-pitches (Learning to multi pitch climb) and within these courses we will coach you to improve your grades. Locations for this will be throughout the UK. We can also teach you how to move around the winter hills of Scotland safely and comfortably (Winter Skills) using ice axes and crampons, how to navigate confidently in all conditions (Navigation) and also, if you wish, take you to the Alps (Alpine) and show you some of the most magnificent and classic mountain views in the world. If you don't find what you are looking for then please e-mail me with what you really want to do. PRETTY much………… 'If you want to do anything just ASK'
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The Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK and Ireland.
The IML qualification covers the competence, knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leading groups on any mountaineering activities where the techniques of alpinism are not required
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Pont des Brebis, near La Grave, Ecrins