About Ben

I am a fully-qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, as well as a Summer, Winter and International Mountain Leader, and have been working in the outdoor industry for over 25 years. 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!


"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 day on a Mountain Training Rock Skills Introduction, 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.