Hayfork Gully An Teallach

A cold January morning in Hayfork Gully, An Teallach

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North Wales 2021

If you’re thinking of visiting North Wales  in October or November, and would like to go climbing, scrambling or hill walking in the often beautiful conditions at this time of year, just give me a call or drop me an email. I’ve a number of available dates throughout the autumn.

You can find prices and all booking info on the bookings page.

Scotland – winter 2021

If you’d like to arrange any mountaineering or climbing this coming winter in Scotland,  just drop me an email or give me a call for a chat to see what’s possible. Winter skills training, guided winter mountaineering and winter climbing, all available on a daily basis.

You can find prices and all booking info on the bookings page.

This website

I’ve made this website live before it’s finished. I’m not sure whether that’s a good or bad thing. It was a lockdown project that has taken way way longer than anticipated. Getting pixels to stay where you want them to is the digital equivalent of herding cats. My head has been fried with coding and too much screen time, and those intense Divi tutorials on YouTube with the fella in the cable knit jumper… well, I needed to take a break, hence the unfinished site.

My previous site was a bit of an antique. It was slowly giving up the ghost and had become unreadable on tablets and mobiles. I tried to ignore the problem, like you do with a noisy wheel bearing on the van, but like the bearing, it only got worse with time.

Hill Walking

Guided hill walks in North Wales and Scotland, for individuals, groups and clubs. Navigation training…


Guided scrambling in North Wales and on Skye’s Cuillin. Intro training days in Snowdonia…

Rock Climbing

Tailor-made courses arranged on request. Guided climbing in North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland…

Winter Skills

Tailor-made courses and training days in the Cairngorms, for individuals, groups and clubs…


Guided mountaineering days – Cairngorms, Glencoe, Torridon, Assynt. Tailored training courses…

Winter Climbing

Intro courses in the Cairngorms. Guided winter climbing anywhere in the Highlands  …