Mountaineering Instruction and Courses in Snowdonia

Mountaineering Instruction and Courses with Rob Johnson WMCI & IML and Huw Gilbert WMCI

professional expertise

“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!”

Simon Ingram – Editor – Trail Magazine 

 

Thanks very much for visiting Expeditionguide.com 

We provide Mountaineering Instruction and Courses in Snowdonia in small groups and hold the highest instructional qualifications in the UK. We are passionate climbers and mountaineers with a lifetime of experience, dedicated to providing the very best instruction to make you self sufficient in the mountains. We want you to enjoy the mountains as much as we do, to do so safely and to open up new adventures by improving your skills, your judgement and increasing your own experience. I set the business up in 2003 and now run most of the courses with my good friend Huw, we see the same clients coming back regularly and that is a highlight of what we do – we watch people improve and we share adventures. 

As well as being active mountaineers and instructors I also volunteer on the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and bring that additional level of experience to our teaching to help you manage risk in the mountains. We run a wide range of instructional courses from navigation through to ice climbing from our base in Snowdonia and our winter base in Scotland. 

We also run guided adventures with an environmental conscience across Europe.

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

Rob Johnson 

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Tryfan Scrambling Day

I have been out with Martin today doing a bit of prep for the Cuillin Ridge in September. We started off with Milestone Buttress Scramble (3) and then onto the Milestone Continuation (3) followed by a bit of heather bashing to get us onto the North Ridge (1). We then descended Bastow Buttress (2), climbed

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Rob Johnson

Teaching Climbing

I have been out with Rich today as he prepares for his MCI Assessment, looking at teaching climbing. I joined him and his mock student Sam as they spent a day at Milestone Buttress and we looked at how to structure a day in a multi-pitch setting. Great to be out in some lovely weather,

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Rob Johnson

Ogwen Scrambling Link Up with Rachel

I have been out with Rachel again today and we have enjoyed a link up of some of the best scrambles in the Ogwen Valley. We started our day by heading up North West Face Route (2) and onto the Idwal Staircase (2) to get up into Cwm Cneifion. From there we went up the

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Rob Johnson

Hike and Fly – Moel Eilio

Bryn and I have been slowly learning to fly over the last 18 months. We started on Moel Eilio with Bryn’s speedwing then decided it might be wise to do a course and so we went to Spain in December 2018. I’ve had a bit more coaching here in Wales since then and I have

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