About Ben

I am a fully-qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, as well as a Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader, with over 25 years experience of working in the outdoor industry. I will be your guide or instructor.

I fell in love with the mountains of the Lake District at first sight and I am happy to say the Lake District has now been my office and my home for more than 15 years. I can't imagine living anywhere else.

I have walked up every mountain in England and Wales and am well into my Munro list. I have rock climbed widely across Europe and on three other continents. I love the snowy mountains and nice warm rock, and am a regular at the local climbing wall. I'm glad to say my family enjoy the mountains just as much.

I hope that I can impart a little of my passion for the outdoors on my days with you. See you in the mountains!

Testimonials

"Our day with The Lakes Mountaineer was the best day of our holiday!  We spent the day with Ben doing the Mighty Mountains family adventure, along with our 13 and 11-year-olds. Having never scrambled or abseiled before it was a great introduction to climbing, in the beautiful surroundings of the Lakes. The whole day was a fantastic challenge, completely tailored to our family. Ben was a brilliant guide not only giving us information about climbing but local history and geology too, I would thoroughly recommend booking an adventure with him." - family of 4 after a Mighty-Mountains day, 2021.

"Ben is more than just a walking guide - in whatever activity you book you will find Ben to be highly competent and ready to listen and act on any feedback. I shall certainly hire Ben again. He is highly skilled, honest, patient and very supportive." - after 5 days walking in the Lake District, 2021.

"Hi Ben, Just wanted to say thank you for a great afternoon of climbing and abseiling. We all really enjoyed it and feel suitably shattered this evening. Thank you for your guidance and encouragement and for being flexible with the location to suit us." - family of 4 after a climbing and abseiling session, 2021

"Thank you very much for arranging a wonderful weekend for us. We really enjoyed both days and the boys have gained a great load from the experience.  We will definitely be in touch soon to arrange further tours" - family of 4 after a Mini-mountains treasure hunt and a Wainwright Walk, 2021.

"Thanks for a fantastic day yesterday. We loved it (type 1 and type 2!)." - mother and daughter after a Mighty-Mountains day including grade 3 scrambling, 2021.

"Just a quick thank you once again for a cracking day yesterday, can’t believe how much we covered, you did a great job of getting this old noob climbing, really appreciated." - after a Rock Introduction day, 2021.

"Would just like to say that I really enjoyed the weekend. Thank you." after a 2-day NNAS bronze navigation course, 2020.

"We had a fab time... thanks so much!!!" - family of 4 after a Mighty-Mountains day of rock climbing, scrambling and abseiling, 2020.

"Thank you so much. I had a great time and really appreciated the time you took in explaining so much to a newbie like me. I feel very privileged to have learned so much from someone like yourself with such a vast amount of skills and experience." - after 1 day of bespoke multi-pitch instruction, 2019.

"Thanks so much for the brilliant couple of days out the other week :) Let us know anytime you want any kind of testimonial... we'd be more than happy to say nice things!" - 2 people after 1 day of scrambling, 1 day of multi-pitch climbing, 2019.