Winter has arrived in the mountains! Perhaps my favourite time of year, winter is when the mountains look at their most majestic - the epitomy of mountaineering when they are cloaked in white and the sky is blue. We run a full range of winter walking, winter skills, avalanche avoidance, snow-shoeing, winter mountaineering, climbing and ski touring courses. Come and join the fun!
"Rob is the definition of the calm professional in an environment that is anything but. He is a walking encyclopaedia of the mountains, and the techniques used to master them for the furthering of your own life story. And he inspires trust by being the safe pair of hands from which you can learn how to make yours steady in the most beautiful and dramatic places in the world – not least North Wales! Trail and its tens of thousands of readers trust him: you should too." Simon Ingram, Editor, Trail Magazine
Throughout the year I run a range of navigation, hillwalking, mountaineering, scrambling and climbing courses & expeditions to educate, motivate and inspire. I run most of the courses myself, assisted by my good friend Huw who is also an MIC with stacks of experience, enthusiasm and is a super nice guy.
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. 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, We just wanted to say "thanks" for an excellent weekend on the winter skills course. We both had a brilliant time. It was great to meet everybody on the course. Thanks for the great weather!!
Your passion for the mountains was obvious and your willingness to share your experience and expertise great for building our confidence to head further into the winter mountains.
We noted the link to "the mountain" TV series; the acting career looks to be going forward in leaps and bounds! Good luck with the beard.