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...


"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

"I took part in a scrambling course that was booked for 6 people, all members of the Cambridge University Hillwalking Club. Iain and Scott took 2 groups of 3 people each, the first day near Glenridding, and the second day, near Langdale in the Lake District. We spent 2 days learning how to scramble safely, using rope techniques. Iain was a very interesting and patient instructor, and we learnt a great deal with him, and in a safe way. I highly recommend this course!"


"We had an absolutely brilliant day caving in Yorkshire with Ian. He has vast knowledge and experience which is both inspiring and reassuring. He really knows what he is doing, is great company and reads people very well. I ended up achieving far more than I ever would have imagined and would thoroughly recommend Ian as a teacher and a leader."


"Spent a great week on Skye with superb relaxing accommodation.Iain is a very supportive guide with enormous knowledge of the Cuillins and was helpful in many ways beyond his role.Highly recommended. Many thanks. "


"Many thanks to Ian at Kendal mountaineering services.i had a great time doing the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye in May 2016. Despite my lack of experience at this level I never felt less than confident with Ian in charge.
The cottage we stayed at in Fiskavaig was the perfect place to relax after a hard days walking.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kendal Mountaineering Services.
5 Star......"

Jim walton

"I've just spent an amazing week in Slovenia experiencing a range of walking routes in the beautiful Julian Alps with Iain and colleagues. Iain is very experienced and knowledgeable and tailored the routes and distances to suit individual interests and capabilities. Each day was different and Iain's knowledge of the area, including sites of historical significance, was a real asset.There was a chance to experience a range of other activities, including zip-wires across gorges and paragliding from the mountains on the 'rest' day! Accommodation was first class - freshly made bread and generous packed lunches provided by Matt who has spent several years in this beautiful, unspoilt country and provided a real home from home, as well as chauffeuring us to and from the walking start and finish points. In summary: a wonderful week with an expert guide and instructor, made special by the excellence of the hospitality. "

Moira Laws

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We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Slovenia walking holiday

We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a week-long holiday exploring the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia. Accommodated in an Alpine style chalet near Bovec, you will have an adventurous week exploring the beautiful unspoilt scenery of this magnificent area. You will be surrounded by snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers and lush green meadows. click here to have a look at the details.

We also have our range of other courses that can help with all of your outdoor wishes, no matter what time of year you want to learn. 

Map reading course dates for 2017

Skye Cuillin ridge traverse 2018


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Wishing you many happy outdoor adventures this coming year!

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