how to make a booking just get in touch, giving an idea of what you'd like to do and your preferred dates. If I can't cater for your ideal days, I'll let you know my nearest availabilty. Once we've established the dates that suit us both, you can then go-ahead and confirm a booking by simply supplying a 50% deposit. Full payment is due 28 days before your booking begins.
Please feel free to call or email for a no obligation chat to discuss any ideas you may have.
prices you can book days out, or arrange a course, for yourself, with a friend
or as a group. The prices below are the total cost per day for instruction
or guiding and also cover the use of all technical climbing equipment.
For larger groups, please get in touch for
(rock climbing, mountain walking
|£190 per day
2 persons (£115 each)
3 to 8 people
winter skills training
& mountain walking)
|£210 per day
2 persons (£120 each)
3 to 6 people
ratios the table below gives the maximum number of people I can sensibly look after on a particular activity or type of terrain (the instructor to client ratio). I can easily cater for larger groups which may exceed these ratios. In which case, I'd be joined by well qualified, likeminded instructors or guides who
I know well. Just ask for a quote.
||easy scrambles (grade I)
hard scrambles (grade II upwards)
|summer mountain walking
||guided mountain walking and
||up to grade V
|grade I/II terrain
grade II ridges
|winter skills training
& mountain walking
|guided winter walking or skills training on uncomplicated terrain
equipment all technical climbing equipment is
provided. In winter this includes axes and crampons if you don't have your own. You are welcome to borrow a pair of Grivel G12 Air Techs with a nu-matic fitting system, which are probably the most versatile all-round crampons for Scottish winter use. Axes will be modern tools from DMM and Petzl.
For an idea of what
personal gear you'll need to bring along for winter bookings, take a look at the winter
kit list (pdf).
accommodation in both North Wales and Scotland there are a variety of places
to stay, to suit all budgets and tastes. In most instances (providing your accommodation is not too far out of the way) you can be picked
up and dropped off each day. Take
a look at the Scotland accommodation list (pdf) for a few ideas of where to stay in the Aviemore area. Suggestions for accommodation elsewhere in the Highlands are also available. Just ask.
insurance it is strongly recommended
that you take out some form of accident insurance. Cover can be obtained
from a number of insurers, the most popular being
snowcard and the bmc.