Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.

For some the challenge of climbing is physical for others it is the mental stimulation of making technical moves.

The sport is multifaceted and very accommodating, whatever your age or ability there will be something for you.

If you’ve never climbed before or are just curious as to what it’s all about, I’d recommend a taster course.

A beginner’s course is an ideal introduction to climbing outside and developing climbing skills and confidence.

It is a great stepping stone towards choosing and leading your own routes.

I also offer technical advice and staff training to Further Education Colleges, The Scout Association, The Nottingham Climbing Centre and other small providers to the industry.

Please contact me for more information.

Mountaineering is an incredibly rewarding experience.

The raw beauty of remote and craggy massifs has an allure and hint of mysticism for most people.

The mountains are a magical place to be and will provide a lifetime of treasured memories.

The sense of achievement of reaching a hard won summit is irreplaceable.

To safely explore the mountain environment uses skills that I can help you to acquire. With over 20 years' experience of mountaineering, both in the UK and overseas.

I offer a complete range of courses developed to encourage safe practice.

If you are planning a day out in the hills, would like to improve your navigation skills or take on a more technical scramble.

I can provide instruction whatever your ability.

I tailor all courses individually to enable you to make a safe progression whilst enjoying the mountains with confidence.

I have extensive experience of running team development events for groups of individuals and corporate teams in the Peak District.

The opportunity to work in teams, outside the workplace, in a fun environment is proven to have great benefits to team cohesion and motivation within business.

Groups of friends can be accommodated for events such as birthday celebrations, anniversaries or hen/stag nights.

The types of activities available vary, from a dramatic 100ft abseil or a challenging rock climb, to a problem solving point to point challenge.

Accommodation and conference rooms can be included in the booking.

These types of course are open to all and require no previous experience of the outdoors.

Comprehensive information of appropriate clothing and footwear will be given to ensure the enjoyment of your day.

If you are interested in organising an event or activity please contact me.

Need loads of great stuff of what schools can get out of you for basically next to nothing!

I often lead expeditions and have been to all the greater ranges. These picture give a good overview of the places I've been to and what you can expect of expedition life. I don't have all my expeditions here as I am yet to convert hundreds of slides to an electronic format.

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