‘Welcome to mountain–skills.com. I hope you enjoy looking through our pages and find what you are looking for whether it be a course with low group numbers which ensures a high level of personal tuition, or something bespoke. Please do telephone or email me to discuss whatever you’re looking for.
I look forward to hearing from you’.
Ian Ridley (Everest Summiteer)
Our philosophy is simple -
‘to share our knowledge and experience to enable you to become independent
and get the most out of the British hills and mountains’- safely and enjoyably.
‘Your light hand on the tiller was exactly right with the four of us, just a little caution here and a little word of encouragement there. And safe in the knowledge that someone was taking responsibility for knowing where we were going and making the calls about the weather.’
You could learn about placing climbing gear, map reading, interpreting contours, night navigation, or campcraft. Ever wanted to climb Snowdon, walk on Dartmoor, in the Lake District or Scotland. Perhaps climb Ben Nevis, we do all this and more. How about a night in a snow hole or a high mountain bivvy, in winter learn to use an ice axe and crampons. We cover the whole of the UK including trips to the Cuillin ridge Aoanach Eagach ridge, Cneifon arete, Trfyan, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorms, and Snowdonia to name but a few.
Winter appears to have arrived early up in Scotland and its shaping up to being a cracking winter season. If your thinking of gaining some ice axe and crampon instruction this winter then book onto one of our Winter Skills Courses email us for details
For the trip of a life time trek to Everest Base camp and climb Island Peak which stands at 6189m making it an ideal first Himalayan summit in October 2014.