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...


"On behalf of the Torrisholme Rambling Club (Morecambe), I would like to say a big thank you to Iaian for a wonderful two day map reading course in the Kentmere might think you can read a map...but trust me can always learn from an expert ....learnt loads...feel a lot more confident...recommend to everyone out there...."

Robin Bamber

"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







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