Winter weather forecast
Winter equipment use and skills
Personal movement skills
Route selection and safe travel techniques
Every Summit Mountain Skills personal Winter Private Guiding tours are tailored to your needs and objectives with the emphasis very much being on having a fun and enjoyable time. Winter private guiding sessions can be run in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District over the course of the winter season depending on the conditions.
We have a number of days each month set aside for private guiding days and try to be as flexible as possible to fit you in. Simply get in touch with us for a chat and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We are able to offer help and advice as well as help with the loan of equipment – such as ice axes and crampons – should you need to borrow them, at no extra cost.
Please contact us for more information and dates you have in mind.
About Summit Mountain Skills
To learn about Summit Mountain Skills, you have to understand that my love for the outdoors started when I was just 7 years old. My father and I walked the Pennine way together and I instantly became hooked.
Over 40 years, my adventures have taken me all over the world with climbing and mountaineering trips across the UK, the Alps and the beautiful Himalayas.
I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor. Such qualifications allow me to work all year, both in the summer (where I work in North Wales and the Peak District) and the winter (where I move to Scotland due to the scenic views). I take pride in transferring the skills I have developed over the years to other individuals, and watching their confidence and skills grow.
My work consists of introductory mountaineering courses right through to training and assessing Mountain Leaders; I also take pride in leading overseas trips. In addition to providing instruction at Glenmore Lodge – Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre – I have delivered Winter Safety lectures for the BMC and worked for Jagged Globe on rock and scrambling courses across the UK. I am also a course director for Mountain Training Wales, leading qualification courses for the organisation in the summer and winter.