At Summit Mountain Skills we specialise in Rock climbing and Mountaineering courses and we are extremely passionate about passing on our knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are a total beginner or someone looking to develop their skills further we are here to help you achieve success. We pride ourselves in delivering a course designed around your aims and aspirations and believe it should always be great fun!

Our Team

MICK JONES. Mountaineering Instructor

Mick fell in love with the mountains and rock climbing at a very early age and has spent the last 30 years climbing and mountaineering all over the world. His adventures have taken him all over the United Kingdom out to the Alps and the higher ranges of the Himalayas. He is extremely passionate about passing on his knowledge and will do his utmost to help you achieve your goals. Mick is a Course Director for Mountain Training and spends some of his year training and assessing the next generation of outdoor instructors and is also an associate instructor up at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland where he instructs throughout the year. As well as running all our uk courses Mick also heads out to Nepal where he leads our Himalayan expeditions

Our Team

MAILA LAMA  Trekking Guide

Maila is our head guide out in Nepal where he helps to organise and lead our Himalayan trips. He is extremely experienced as a guide and has a very strong team of Porters working with him. He and his team will help support you on your trip and help you achieve your goals.

What Our Clients Say

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Mick was integral to future alpine achievements including a successful Matterhorn ascent. He is a knowledgeable, skilful mountaineer, a talented instructor, with boundless patience and a brilliant sense of humour. Here’s to many more mountain adventures together. Thanks Mick”

Maxine Caley

I have completed a week’s rock climbing with Summit Mountain Skills. I started from absolute zero with no experience. Mick Jones is an exemplary instructor. Clear communication, patient, observant, safe and encouraging. I have organised to rebook Summit Mountain Skills for more training


George Grimes

What a week we had! Particularly in adverse weather conditions. Not only did we get some climbing on some outdoor crags Mick introduced all the skills needed to get outdoors on my own. His skills and knowledge of the best places to go (especially to avoid poor weather) really helped make the week an enjoyable one.

John Mycock

Summit Mountain Skills

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