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Climb, Walk, Mountaineer, Learn, Enjoy
Friendly, experienced, qualified, professional instruction and guiding year round outdoors or indoors in the UK and abroad
My work is about YOU
YOUR: wants and needs, your goals, your pace, when you want it.
MY: experience, knowledge, support, coaching, guidance, encouragement and leadership.
I chose the name "Climb When YOU'RE Ready for a reason. Just drop me a line to discuss what you want to do, where you want to go and together we'll make it happen. Al
Long ago I left a career in the Royal Navy behind to be a climber and soon discovered that I loved teaching and taking others to the mountains.
Now I work on the hill, at the crag and in the wall climbing, mountaineering and walking. Scotland can be a tough place for these activites but I love the challenge and I really enjoy helping others achieve their goals be it a summit, a climb or the ability to go and do it for themself.
I don't do off the shelf courses, a day will always be tailored to you and always with me, not an employee.
The phrase "Climb When Youre Ready" is a contract between the climber and the belayer to look after and support each other. I'll commit to you in the same way when we go out together and try to make sure we enjoy it too!
What I do...
I guide and teach walking, climbing and mountaineering in summer and winter conditions in the UK. This might be: taking your first steps as a climber or learning to lead, classic scrambles or mountaineering ropework, problem avoidance and solving for climbing, being guided up a classic climb or overcoming you leading fears, Mountain Training CWA/SPA/CWLA/FC/DC Training or Assessment or movement coaching indoors or outside