Guiding

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Our flexible guiding service enables you to take full advantage of the winter weather and climbing conditions so that you can climb wherever conditions are at a premium across the UK. You can choose...

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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Kayaking or canoeing will take place on one of the famous lakes or rivers in the Lake District or Scotland. We can offer a variety of experiences from tranquil journeying down a lake, providing skills training sessions, taking...

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Climbing Classic Rock

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The Lakeland hills and crags are amongst the most beautiful in the country. The area is steeped in climbing history, creating classic routes in abundance. Whether you're climbing on a remote mountain crag or lower down the...

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Summer Hillwalking

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We are blessed with some of the best and most accessible hill walking in Great Britain. Our famous mountains are forever changing in character from season to season and of course the weather will always play its part. A...

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Navigation Training

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Being able to navigate quickly and efficiently through the mountains is an essential skill to be proficient at.

We run one or two day navigation courses. These can be tailored to your needs and cover all the...

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Ghyll Scrambling

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Ghyll scrambling, gorge walking or canyoning stem from the same concept. It’s about having fun in a mountain stream. We climb up, swim through, jump off and abseil down them. We have many different types of ghyll in...

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Winter Hillwalking

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Imagine a full day out in the heart of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District where you could take in Summits such as Scafell Pike, Bowfell or Helvellyn. Or you could be exploring the Scottish Highlands such as Ben...

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Caving

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Caving is when you can really get in the mountains.  Caving is a totally new experience for most people and an adventure not to miss out on in life! We can tailor your caving experience...

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Developing Winter Skills

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Winter skills course range considerably depending on your needs and experience. If this is your first experience in a winter environment, the course will involve developing essential skills such as safe use of an ice axe...

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Skye Traverse

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The Cuillin Ridge, the renowned mountain ridge on the Isle of Skye, has a truly alpine feel. The ridge involves over 3,000m of ascent spread over a horizontal distance of 12 km. The technical standards are very rarely...

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Transition to Rock

This is an instructional-based course bridging the gap between climbing indoors and learning the basics to climbing outside safely. The Lake District is an ideal venue for the Transition to Rock course. It offers ease of access,...

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Abseiling

Abseiling was traditionally only done to access sea cliff climbs, escaping from a rock face or retreating off a mountain. These days it is an activity in its own right.  We run abseiling courses so you can be proficient in looking after...

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IN THE MOUNTAINS

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in the mountains is run by Nigel Edwards to provide professional instruction and guiding in all aspects of outdoor activities in both the summer and winter months anywhere in the UK.

He will endeavour to offer you the best possible professional guiding and instruction in your chosen activity, tailored to suit your abilities and aspirations.

Nigel started his career in North Devon in the late 1980’s as a climbing, surfing and kayaking instructor. He was soon tempted by the Himalayas (Nepal) where he was head raft guide and a trekking guide for Himalayan Encounters for two seasons.

Since the early 1990’s Nigel has been based in the Lake District and has worked as an outdoor specialist for a variety of the local companies, outdoor centres and private clients.

Nigel has also worked extensively in the Arctic for Tangent Expeditions since 1997. This has taken him to many regions of Greenland and Baffin Island. His biggest achievement was getting Ian Wright (the x England and Arsenal footballer) to the top of Gunnbjorns Fjeld, the highest peak in the arctic.              

 

Qualifications:

  • MIC (mountain instructor certificate)
  • MIA (mountain instructor award)
  • Winter mountain leader
  • Summer mountain leader
  • Level 3 coach in kayak
  • Level 3 coach in canoe
  • Local level 2 cave leader
  • Swiftwater rescue technician
  • First aid  

Testimonials

Winter Hill walking/snow hole kit list 13th - 19th...

Snow hole kit list. Rucksack (50 + litre) Sleeping bag Sleeping mat Food drinks (2 x lunch. 1x evening meal, 1x breakfast snacks) Pan set lighter Stove and fuel (1 stove between 2 people) Warm...


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