Updated 7 May 2021

Please see our FAQs for full info on Lockdown-easing 

All activities are now available.

All bookings will be fully refundable if national restrictions prohibit the activity or necessary travel.

  • Grade 1 scramble
  • Single pitch climbing

Mini-Mountains: Abseiling. climbing and a treasure hunt (navigation!). Best for families with kids aged 7and over.

Mighty Mountains: Rock climbing, abseiling and scrambling - best for families with older kids (11+).

Mega-Mountains: Parent and child scrambling day: for the more adventurous, an all-day scramble in the mountains - 2 people only.

  • Winter in the Lake District
  • Striding Edge in the cloud

Tackling the Wainwrights, climbing England's highest mountain, taking on a challenge or finding solitude in the hills; the reasons for mountain walking are many and various. With The Lakes Mountaineer, you'll be guided on whatever route suits you (and the weather!).  Winter skills courses, family walks or summer outings - in the mountains there is always something to do.

  • Indoor bouldering
  • Multi-pitch guiding
  • Single-pitch instruction
  • Lead climbing
  • Multi-pitch Instruction

The Lakes Mountaineer offers coaching, instruction and guiding. We have a range of 1-day courses from taster sessions for complete beginners through to self-rescue techniques for the advanced climber, and multi-day courses to build you into a competent second or lead climber. So whether you want some coaching in climbing movement, want to  be guided up some mountainous routes or learn how to be an independent climber, click here to read more. 

  • Cam Crag Ridge
  • Pinnacle Ridge
  • Ullswater  view
  • Learn scrambling skills
  • Langdale scrambles

Somewhere between walking and rock climbing lies mountaineering, or scrambling. From grade 1 routes like Jack's Rake in the Langdales through to grade 3 Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday Crag, the routes are part of a journey through the mountains. Join The Lakes Mountaineer and be guided up the routes, or come and learn the skills to become independent.

Running throughout the year, we can offer courses for any age or ability. Whether total beginner or someone wanting more advanced navigation in the mountains, join a scheduled National Navigation Award Scheme course, or a bespoke day.

About The Lakes Mountaineer

I'm Ben, a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and Winter Mountain Leader. I deliver all the courses, experiences and adventures. I have over 25 years of experience of leading and instructing in the mountains.

One of the best things about the mountains is that they treat everyone the same. Similarly, I welcome everyone and anyone to enjoy days out with me in the mountains, whatever your background, level of challenge, knowledge or ability.