Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor and International Mountain Leader

Learn more about my summer and winter mountaineering and climbing courses in Snowdonia, the Lake District, Yorkshire, the Peak District, and Scotland.

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Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor - Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire, Peak District and Scotland
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor - Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire, Peak District and Scotland
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor - Snowdonia, Lake District, Yorkshire, Peak District and Scotland

About me

I’m Patrick Hickie and I’ve been climbing and mountaineering for over 30 years now. I’m a fully qualified mountaineering and climbing instructor holding the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) and I’m a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. I’ve held both the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader certificates for over 20 years. In addition, I’m a fully qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and member of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders. I’m involved in most aspects of mountaineering in all its forms, including hill walking; scrambling; ‘trad’ and sport rock climbing; winter climbing (both ice and mixed); Alpine mountaineering; ski-touring; and expeditions to the greater ranges. I have been fortunate enough to have been on first and second ascent expeditions in the Himalayas and climbed in corners of the world as far flung as Alaska, Patagonia and New Zealand. I’ve climbed and ski-toured in the Alps and Norway, and, nearer to home, I’ve been mountaineering and rock climbing all over the UK from the sea cliffs of Cornwall to the north face of Ben Nevis.

All this should therefore mean two things for you. First, as an experienced mountaineering and climbing instructor I’ve plenty of experience to pass on to you to help make you a self-reliant and safe mountaineer. Second, I know my way around very many (but by no means all!) of the best hills, mountains and cliffs that the UK has to offer. As a result, whatever the time of year, whatever the weather and whatever your goals, I will be able to choose the right place to enable you to get the best out of your course – which is as it should be.

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Hill walking; rock climbing; scrambling; navigation; winter mountaineering; and guided expeditions.