Climbing & Ski Mountaineering Instruction & Guiding
I can guide and instruct winter climbing, rock climbing and ski-mountaineering in Scotland and abroad. In the past I have run winter skills weekends, week long instructional courses and guided ascents of rock climbs and winter routes. I have worked with individuals and couples, Mountain Rescue Teams and mountaineering clubs, schools, the UK Navy and Royal Marines in both the UK and the Andes.
For examples of the sort of courses and expeditions I can lead and guide please have a look at the Scheduled Expeditions Calendar page. Also take a look at the Expeditions & Explorations page, which lists and links to a large number of itineraries in the Andes that I have successfully guided previously.
For details of the sort of guiding and instruction I can do privately in Scotland have a look at my Scottish Courses page.
I can also arrange Expedition Logistics in many parts of the Andes, if you don't want a guide or leader but do want some sort of organisation in terms of hotels, transport, horses & mules, permits or other mountain services.
Please call or email
me to discuss your plans and for details and
a quote, as a guideline my normal rates as an instructor are between
£160 and £180 per day.
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Advice and information are usually free!
MY QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
I am a professional Mountaineering Instructor and member of the AMI. I hold the highest level of mountaineering qualification for the UK, the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate, (MIC) and have also done BASI level 1 as a ski instructor. I have been climbing in Scotland, winter and summer for over twenty years now and know the best venues and the best routes. I have been involved in over 100 first ascents of routes and first ascents of many peaks, from finding new rock and ice climbs in my local Galloway hills to leading first ascents of seven 6000m+ peaks and numerous 5000m+ peaks in the Andes.