Kendal Mountaineering Services Cumbria
T: 01539 737332 | M: 07761 483364
31 Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6ES

Client Testimonials

Read feedback and testimonials from our satisfied customers...


"Iain took my partner and I Ghyll Scrambling up Stickle Ghyll on a Sunday afternoon, and we were fortunate enough to be the only ones on the booking for that time. We saw the Lake District from a totally different viewpoint, and had a brilliant time jumping into pools, climbing waterfalls, and even learning a bit about the area we were in.

I definitely wouldn't hesitate to book with Iain again next time we're in the area, he was friendly, helpful, took some excellent photographs which were included in the price, and provided all the kit we needed to enjoy ourselves safely. The hot chocolate at the end was well appreciated to get some warmth back into our fingertips too!"

Ben Jones

"Absolutely fantastic walk to Langdale Pikes and High Raise with the Iain who escorted me. Despite relatively sporty and active, I wasn't too sure what to expect but Iain pitched the walk just to the right level and was very patience when I wasn't 100% sure I could ascend to a certain peak. I felt suitably challenged and accomplished on our return. I am so fortunate to have seen such spectacular views of the Lake District and without Iain it would not have been possible. Thoroughly recommendable and without a doubt the best part of my trip to the area."

Gemma Gowers

"Two day mountain navigation course with Iain left me feeling 1000 per cent more confident about my ability to find my way safely about the fells, especially in poor visibility. He's a great instructor: challenging, great company & clearly knows his stuff. Had a very pleasant pint at the end of Day One ... which is always a bonus. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him!!"

Jon Brown

"Absolutely Brilliant!!
I'd like to start by saying just what a down to earth,decent guy Iain is, he took me and a group of friends for a multipitch trad climbing course in langdale.
We had a fantastic day learning everything we needed to get starded trad climbing, with very clear and helpful instruction.
Iain is a very good teacher he didnt just tell us what to do, he gave us a good understanding of why and how things worked.
I was really suprised just how much we fit into our day and how much we all learned so it was really worth every penny.
We will definately be back for another course in the future.



Tom Hayton

"I took my daughter ghyll scrambling in the Esk Gorge with Kendal Mountaineering Services. We had a thoroughly good time, especially doing the numerous jumps into the ghyll. I will be telling everyone I know to get in touch with Iain when they visit the Lakes. "

Nick Sutcliffe

"Had a really fun day climbing with my 6 year old son. It was a beautiful location, Ollie got lots of climbing done and got his first taste of climbing outdoors! The crag was just the right level of difficulty, a bit tricky for Ollie in the morning but by the end of the day had got to the top 10 times on a variety of routes. He was a very happy boy! Iain spent some time with me showing how to set up the top rope etc. It was a perfect day. Tell lain what you want and he will deliver. "

John Richmond

"Had a great afternoon ghyll scrambling near Langdale with Iain, my children thought it was amazing & the scenes where beautiful! I would recommend everyone doing this, it was a active but fun day with my family. We will be trying another course next time we visit the lakes! Thanx Iain"

Louise Cawthorn

"We had a half day climbing course with Iain in the Langdales. It was brilliant. He is an excellent instructor and guide. We learnt a lot and I felt we were in very safe hands. If you want to climb and you need a guide it's so hard find the right person. We hit the jackpot with Iain and I would highly recommend him to all standards of climbers, children and adults. I have been on mountaineering trips to the Alps and Scottish Winter Mountaineering courses with different adventure companies, Iain outshines them all. We will definitely be calling him when we come to the Lakes again next year. Thank you Iain"

Jane Carter

"Iain, many thanks for your guidance up Scafell Pike last Saturday, we would have been lost with out you, given the weather conditions were dreadful,and map reading would have been testing given the low cloud cover. Would highly recommend. jon sanderson"

jon sanderson

"Iain took a team of us Ghyll Scrambling at Seatoller in the Lake District. We were all completely new to Ghyll Scrambling and as a team, we had never met one another before.
With his tuition and guidance throughout the day, Iain helped us to bond with one another and by the end of a fantastic session we were a proper team with some great memories that will stick with us for years to come.
I would highly recommend a Ghyll Scramble with Kendal Mountaineering Services to anyone and I would love to do it all over again!"

Jamie Graham

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