Simon and Robin

Hi Robin, just a quick note to say thanks again for a terrific couple of days in the Lakes in the Spring, and to share that we had brilliant six days in Austria…..the learning never stops…

Simon and Robin

Alpine Rock Preparation, May 23


Hi Robin, came back off Denali this week. Weather very sketchy this year. 6 major storm systems and summit was -58 to -66 C for our window. Quite a way colder than K2 and Everest at the time. Team got up to high camp but weather meant we stopped short of summmit. Challenging conditions- multiple rescues by rangers of teams with HACE/ frost bite who fancied their chances. Luckily we descended in one go and got the last flight off the glacier. Still no flights operating nearly a week later.

Just to say a huge thanks for the training last month. Out of 7 team members, I was one of only two who didn’t fall into a crevasse. Each resolved through a bit of muscle power verses group system. No injuries. My sled fell down cracks at various points on the way. Our training gave me the confidence to handle it without a problem. I practiced what you taught me and nailed the fixed lines and running belay….

Many memorable moments: helped rescue Norwegian team with HAPE, navigating crevassed slope in whitehout, big slab avalanche just near us. Incredible….

Thanks again, and hope to climb with you in future (keen to get into a bit of ice climbing next).


Expedition Training, May 23

2023 Spring Update

2023 Spring Update

Currently I am focussing on UK based activities and expeditions outside of Europe once again. This is because of the considerable obstacles to working in Europe since Brexit, which have unfortunately impacted my ability to work as a guide in the Alps. 2022 found me guiding in Central Asia for Adventure Peaks, and also on the Antarctic Peninsula, both being new and exciting destinations for me. In 2023 we have already been busy climbing, alpine / expedition / crevasse rescue training, scrambling, and mountain walking including the National and Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge events, and mountain biking in our spare time! I have expeditions scheduled to Morocco (Mount Toubkal), Kyrgyzstan (Peak Lenin), Georgia (Mount Kazbek), Nepal (Himlung Himal) and Mount Kenya all with Adventure Peaks. Exciting times!

You can read more about our worldwide trips on our Expeditions Page.

We’d love to help you plan and prepare for your own trips by sharing our wealth of expedition experience and knowledge with you on one of our Alpine Preparation or Expedition Training courses closer to home, or simply by climbing, scrambling or walking with you as you gain additional experience and skills.

Please get in touch to discuss your plans.



Thanks again for a great training on Saturday! Really appreciate your input and patience with us as a mixed ability group, but you were fantastic! All the best

Crevasse Rescue Training, November 2022


Hello Robin,

I wanted to thank you for a fabulous day in Borrowdale last week.

Peter and I had a great time. It’s been a while since I have done any rock climbing and the route you selected was just perfect. I think if it had been any harder, I might have been in trouble. But it was just the right grade, easy enough to give me confidence but hard enough to make me think and sufficient exposure to make the heart race.

And it was nice to catch up….

Best wishes and I hope we can do some more together next time we are in the Lakes.

Lake District Classic Rock, September 2021


We had a great day doing Skew Gill and Cust’s Gully yesterday. Had to do some belaying to get over an awkward pitch so that was great to put into practice what we learnt last summer with you and Owain.

Scrambling in the Lake District, July 2021

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