Challenge yourself on some of the most rugged mountaineering terrain that the UK has to offer



Our mountain-walking courses take place in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish highlands.



Come scrambling in North Wales, the Lake District or the Scottish highlands.


Rock climbing

Try rock climbing in Yorkshire and the Peak District, or the mountains of Snowdonia or the Lake District.


Summer Mountaineering & Rock Climbing Courses

All of our mountaineering and rock climbing courses are bespoke so that you get out of them exactly what you want. A bespoke mountaineering or rock climbing course can combine any of the activities listed below, as far as is practicable. The activities listed are just an illustration of the sort of things that a typical course might include. The location of a particular course is entirely flexible, determined either by your own plans and ambitions, or based on our suggestions for how to get the best from the course in the conditions prevailing at the time. It is no surprise, however, that many mountaineering or rock climbing courses will take place in the beautiful and challenging Snowdonia and Lake District National Parks.

In the British mountains, ‘Summer’ is taken to mean that snow and ice are not present in any significant quantity. There is certainly no guarantee of good weather or sunshine, and suitable weatherproof clothing is a must. On the other hand, this also means that all of these activities can generally be undertaken all year round and are not restricted to the summer months.

Whether you are a complete novice wanting to learn the basics of rock climbing, or have some experience and want to move on to the next level, or are already proficient but want to push yourself a little more knowing you are in safe hands, then any of these activities can be pitched at a level appropriate to you.


Patrick understood everything I wanted to achieve and designed a flexible 2 day session which improved my climbing skills, my decision making and most importantly has given me the confidence to take my climbing to the next stage.

Alan - June 2019

Thank you for your patience and very calming teaching style. The instruction was nothing less then top notch.

Bob & Janet - June 2019

I learned an incredible amount in just two days... I can't thank Patrick enough for his professionalism, sharing his expertise and for making sure I got the most out of my time on the rock

Rachel - July 2018

Many thanks to Patrick for a thoroughly enjoyable two days doing my silver NNAS course. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and experienced but he is also excellent at conveying things in the right way for his audience. Very patient and flexible and inspires confidence - I learned more than I expected to.

Helen - June 2018

Top notch map reading and navigation course with Patrick, who is as patient and professional as he is knowledgeable! Highly recommended. Loved every minute, and am looking forward to putting into practice everything I have learnt.

Sian - Apr 2018

I had a 10/10 weekend in Snowdonia scrambling with Patrick back in July and had an absolute blast! The scrambles we did were stunning and pretty challenging for someone who's never done any scrambling before but I felt completely comfortable the whole time.

Jackie - Oct 2017

Both trips with Patrick (so far), though very different in character (navigation course, and the awesome Tower Ridge), were conducted with the same extremely high level of professionalism. Guidance and feedback is clearly provided with an appropriate level of detail. On the mountain, Patrick's safety focused approach provides confidence when you need it most. Highly recommended.

Jason - Aug 2017

Patrick's passion for mountaineering is highly infectious; and he is equally passionate about sharing his expansive knowledge and skills to equip you with the right tools to pursue it. Out on the mountains, the same set of knowledge and skills inspire confidence so that I know I can take risks in order to up my game. Great show of leadership and control through difficult situations.

Shion - Aug 2017

My fiance and I had a fantastic day trying out multi-pitch trad climbing, scrambling and basic navigation with Patrick. He was excellent at tailoring the day to my level of experience and needs.

Anthony - July 2017

I had the best weekend doing the Scrambling course with Patrick in Wales!! Everything was well planned and flexible. As a complete beginner I learnt loads and did far more than I ever imagined I could.

Lara - Jul 2017

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