Scottish Winter Climbing
From January through to March each year, we run bespoke courses in Scotland in climbing and mountaineering. The courses we run are described in 4 broad categories:
- Introduction to Winter mountaineering
- Introduction to Winter Climbing
- Introduction to advanced Winter Climbing skills
We are based on the West Coast of Scotland each year, however we do move around according to the conditions.
Advice will be given around venues on booking.
Summer Rock Climbing
The UK has some of the most diverse rock climbing available – from sunny sea cliffs to high mountain routes, we seem to have it all!
Bespoke guiding and instructional courses are available depending on what you are interested in.
The courses come under the following descriptions:
- Introduction to outdoor climbing
- Introduction to multi pitch climbing
- Performance coaching
Fell running is a really satisfying way to get around the mountains. Combining big days with light kit allows you to travel further and get to the most amazing places. Ian has lots of experience of long distance Mountain running. Ian first ran the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District (a 66 mile, 27,000 ft circuit of 42 of the highest peaks within 24 hours) and then got the bug! After the Bob Graham round came the harder Paddy Buckley Round in North Wales. Ian is currently in training to do the Scottish Ramsay round, aiming to be one of a small number of people who have managed to do all 3 of the Big Rounds in under 24 hours. Ian is a holder of the Fell Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification.
If you are interested in training and advice for these challenges then please get in touch.
The UK has some amazing adventures hidden in its mountains. Classic trips like the Cuillin Ridge traverse (done over 1 or 2 days, depending on fitness) on Skye or the Tranters Round in Glen Coe are accessible and, with the correct planning and preparation, within the reach of aspirational folk.
Continued Professional Development and ‘other’ activities
We provide CPD courses for both the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and Mountain Training.
Currently the courses include;
- Training and assessment of navigation for instructors and assessors (Level I and II)
- Teaching problem solving and emergency rope work for the multi pitch environment.
- Ian is also a trained expert witness (course provided by the British Mountaineering Council) and provides reports for legal cases.