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mountain training association, mountain training, mountaineering courses

About me...

Hi I'm Rob I grew up in the fells of The Lake District and spent my adolescent years on the moors of the Peak District National Park. I am a keen hill walker, scrambler and rock climber. My instructor style is friendly and relaxed. Operating as a confident and experienced mountain leader, I am open to most ideas.

I have actively been involved in the UK search and rescue scene since 2009 and in October 2022 I moved house and joined Derby Mountain Rescue Team. I have been a search and rescue dog handler since 2013 with my dog Penny (in the picture on the right), she has now retired and I am now training a new dog called "Ghyll".

I have been an outdoor instructor working with a variety of different groups since 2008. A change in personal circumstances, in 2013, led me away from the industry and I am now an industrial abseiler, work at height, rope rescue and first aid instructor.

My passion for the outdoors led to me joining the British Mountaineering Council's Technical Advisory Committee which is a role that I am super excited to undertake and an organisation that I am honoured to volunteer for.

I am currently open to work as a mountain leader in the Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia and further afield. As my full time job is Monday - Friday I mostly work weekends, but I can do the occasional weekday work, just get in touch and I'm happy to discuss.

If you are not sure if I can help you or not, please make contact and we can chat about your needs.


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Unforgettable Experiences

But this is not all I offer, this is a side job to my day job. It's my hobby. I am happy to create a day around your requirements and offer you a price with no obligation, so if you can't find what you are looking for contact me.

I have split what I offer in to two sections:

Training, Education and Assessment - If you want to learn some skills, if you want to refresh your skills or if you need help with Duke of Edinburgh.

Adventures and Guiding - If you don't want the hassle of navigating and route planning, if you don't have the qualification/skills to lead a group or don't have the experience.

someone reading a map, map reading, navigation training

Guided Walks and Scrambles
(your choice of destination)

£150 per day

Location: Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia

Basic Skills Day
Bespoke day designed around your own needs.
An example of what this could be:

  • Navigation

  • Steep Ground and scrambling etc


Price is group dependant contact to find out

Location: Staffordshire, Peak District

2 day introduction to Mountain Skills

£120 per person (minimum of 3 persons)

Skills covered:

Navigation skills

Route Planning


Environmental knowledge

Emergency procedures

Clothing and Equipment

Steep ground skills




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