Summer is coming to an end in the mountains and as we move into autumn the nights draw in. As the sun sits lower in the sky the light improves dramatically and we enter a season of cloud inversions, sun-rays, woodsmoke and golden leaves. Our thoughts also turn to winter and the promise of snow and ice on our mountains, the tingle of anticipation and excitement as the first frost arrives, the sharpening of axes in readiness for ice and the waxing of skis in readiness for powder - bring it on!
I run a range of navigation, hillwalking, mountaineering, scrambling and climbing courses & expeditions throughout the year to educate, motivate and inspire. I run most of the courses myself with one or two other instructors who are regular faces, highly qualified and good friends of mine.
I provide Mountain Leader Training and Assessment courses as an approved provider and course director for Mountain Training Cymru here in North Wales as well as mountain skills training & expeditions for individuals or groups on open courses or as private guiding.
My aim is to help you become self sufficient and self reliant in the mountains and on the crags in summer or winter and to help trainee leaders develop a career in the mountains.
I live in Snowdonia with my wife (Kate) and four children and run most of my courses here. I make my full time living in the mountains and spend most of my free time in them too, either climbing with friends or out with the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team or the Search Dogs. In addition I run trips to the Isle of Skye, the Alps, Norway, Spain and the Himalaya.
If you can't find what you are looking for on the site then just drop us an email, I look forward to meeting you.
Hi Rob, Thanks again for a brilliant day - I'm still grinning from ear to ear. The photos on your blog look great, too. That odd white flower was indeed New Zealand Willowherb (score 1 point to me). Never seen it in flower before. As always, it was great to see you. All the best, Roddy Private Guiding - June 2014 - Read more testimonials here