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07944 940947
‘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.
See what our clients are saying:
‘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.
If it’s a new skill you want to learn or improve then have a look at our  Hill Skills, Rock Climbing, Winter Skills or Navigation including NNAS Award  pages.
Latest News
If you’re thinking of signing up or have signed up  for the Intensive Care Foundation  Snowdon Xtreme 3 Challenge on Saturday 31st May and want to see what it involves have a look here.

This Spring is booking up well already which is great however  we do have a few dates still available. Contact 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. Taking enquiries for October 2015. Details here

Ian’s talk at Exeter University about his attempts to climb Mount Everest is very well received.