May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Either at Sligachan, Carbost or in Glenbrittle
Accommodation is not included but I can help make arrangements or recommend suitable places to stay whilst visiting the Isle of Skye.
The price includes guiding, instruction and free use of harness and helmets.
Costs are for one guide.
-Windshirt or lightweight softshell jacket
-Warm Hat & Gloves. For Skye, leather work or gardening gloves, which are cheap and durable are ideal.
-Waterproof jacket and over trousers ( Outer shell clothing)
-Rucsac. A medium volume sac (30 -40 litres)
-Head Torch –Even in summer it’s good practise to carry a small headtorch.
-Compass/Map (OS or BMC/Harveys)
-Lunch & Spare Food
-Trekking Poles .These are optional, but useful particularly in descent.
-Boots. For scrambling, boots which have good lateral stiffness, such as B1 rated boots, are useful.
-Helmet. Please bring one along if you can. We have DMM helmets available.
-Belay device, two HMS Carabiners and one 120cm sling. We can provide you with these if you don’t have your own.
I gained a good insight into the instruction and guiding of mountaineering activities whilst working as a member of the domestic team at Glenmore Lodge in the summer of 2003. Since then, I have skied, climbed, trekked and mountaineered across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Orkney Isles, and overseas, having sought adventures in China, Mongolia, The Indian Himalayas, New Zealand, Japan, Southern Africa, The Swiss, Italian and French Alps, The Pyrenees, Southern Spain and Norway. I enjoy climbing in all it’s forms, whether it be bouldering at Fontainebleau, sport climbing at Rodellar, trad and winter climbing in the UK or alpine climbing in Switzerland. I have also put up a couple of new routes, Mint Sauce E1 5c in Glen Nevis and Feathered Friend V,5 on Creag Meagaidh.
I have completed my Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), the highest instructional qualification in the UK, which enable me to work both in summer and winter conditions, whether it’s walking, mountaineering or climbing, and is a full member of both the Association or Mountaineering Instructors, and The Mountain Instructor’s Community. I have also completed my International Mountain Leader Summer Training and have worked as a contracted instructor for Abacus Mountain Guides, Martin Moran, Glenmore Lodge, Mountain Motion, West Coast Mountain Guides, Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Adventure Peaks, The Outward Bound Trust, Ryan Glass Mountaineering, Hike Pyrenees, World Challenge Expeditions and Outlook Expeditions.
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