Whilst our main focus at Mountain Independence is instructing and coaching we appreciate sometimes people just want to have an awesome adventure! Our instructors can be booked privately to guide people on rock climbing and winter climbing adventures in the UK and abroad!

So if there’s a particular route that you’ve always had in mind, or a grade you’d like to break in to, booking a day out with us is sure to be an adventure. Our instructors are quick and slick, we’ll maximize the amount of climbing you can achieve in a day and stack the odds on big days to ensure you’ll get the most out of your time with us.

Your adventure

Together we will discuss your aspirations and experience, to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you are an individual or part of a group. One of the main advantages of private mountain guiding is that it is delivered entirely around your aspirations.

Experienced and Knowledgeable

All of the mountain guides, instructors and leaders that we employ for all of our courses are all very active mountaineers and climbers. All have climbed and walked extensively throughout the UK and many have been on adventurous expeditions around the world. With such a wealth of experience, we will make sure that we find the right professional for you.

Many people draw inspiration from classic guides such as Ken Wilson’s Classic Rock, Hard Rock and Cold Climbs which provide a lifetime of inspiring climbing within their pages. Want to climb classic rock routes in North Wales? We’ve done them all, and practically every route in the select guides up to E2!


We predominantly offer summer rock climbing guiding in North Wales and winter climbing guiding on the West Coast of Scotland based from Fort William. The sky however is the limit, our instructors have extensive climbing experience across the UK and the rest of the world. Some examples of other places we have offered guided services – Pembroke, the Peak District, Lake District, North West of Scotland, Rjukan in Norway or even remote multi-pitch adventures climbing in the Anti-Atlas of Morocco.


Private climbing and winter guiding ratios will depend on the type of activity requested. Prices reflect the location, duration and number of people who wish to participate. As per our open courses, we offer free tea and coffee for adventures starting from our Basecamp in Snowdonia.

Please see below for a starting point to our pricing structure.Discounts are available for booking multiple days, quieter mid-week slots etc. I’ll also discount if it’s a particularly interesting adventure you have in mind that I’m also psyched for!

If you can come to me as an organised group I’ll also discount my pricing on higher ratio standard courses such as Rock Skills Introduction, or Mountain Leader Courses so get your mates to band together and save.


Summer Guiding Rates

1 : 1      £210

1 : 2      £230

Winter Guiding Rates

1 : 1      £220

1 : 2      £240

Adventure Ideas

North Wales Classic Rock

Classic Rock by Ken Wilson is a classic selected guidebook to the UK. Let us show you around some of the best easier rock climbing in the world from our home base in Snowdonia.

North Wales Scrambling

Looking to take the next step up in your mountain walking? North Wales is a mecca for scrambling, we’ll build your confidence and take you to places off the beaten path. North Wales has great opportunities to link up numerous routes together. Many clients come to us to get some miles under their belt moving on technical ground in preparation for guided trips to the alps.

North Wales Hard Rock

Hard Rock by Ken Wilson is the classic selected guidebook to the UK. Let us guide you on the world class rock climbs to be found here in Snowdonia.Classics like Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech, Diagonal on Dinas Mot and A Dream of White Horses on Wen Slab.