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Climbing and mountaineering services from Alan Halewood MIC IML

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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

Learning to rock climb

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

Summer Walking
Summer Mountaineering
Summer Climbing
Naviagating in winter conditions on the Cairngorm Plateau
Winter Walking
The Aonach Eagach in winter
Winter Mountaineering
Pitch 2 Orion Direct, Ben Nevis
Winter Climbing

"Thanks Alan Halewood for a brilliant day! I learnt so much today from more efficient and precise movement to slicker rope work and coping with rising fear. You packed so much into the day! Looking forward to putting it all into practice as soon as possible. Thanks again Al"

Eve- Rock Climbing Coaching 2017

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Al Halewood

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 your leading fears, i also provide Mountain Training CWI/RCI/CWDI/RCDI (one of only 3 Scottish Providers of the latter) FC and DC (one of only 2 Scottish Providers) Training or Assessment and deliver climbing movement coaching indoors or outside

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