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...


"I've just returned from a week-long guided walking holiday in Slovenia, led by Iain. Whilst I knew the scenery was likely to be impressive, it certainly exceeded my expectations, a really beautiful place. The holiday was group who had not met before, but got on very well - with a different walk and pace each day. Iain was very flexible, adapting to the needs of the group and the weather conditions. A very good week was had by all :-)


Mick Hickey

"Great Day with Iain gorge walking and raft building at Windermere. Despite the awful weather we all had a great time and I would be more than recommend Iain to anyone needing a guide or instructor."

Oliver Hallett

"Excellent tuition in navigation including night navigation. Iain spent time ensuring each person in our group of three was competent on all the skills he showed us. He encouraged us to test ourselves and gain confidence in our new found abilities. Thanks Iain"

Richard McEvoy

"Our second time out with Iain teaching myself and my mate Sean climbing. After a introductory half day last time, we had so much fun it wasn't long before we booked our trip back and Iain suggested a multi-pitch climb.

Excellent day, Iain's experience really shows through all of his teaching and the half day lesson was spot on. Would highly recommend anyone wanting to try out climbing or any of the other activities to give Iain a call!!"

Andy Craggs

"I asked Iain for some guidance with scrambling instruction so that I could more confidently take my kids scrambling.
We spent a wet day going over some basic skills and through a combination of patience and skill Iain got me working really well. It was cold and wet but I loved it.
The second day Iain took me scrambling. We managed through the rain and then the sunshine to consolidate he skills I learned on the first day. Again Iain showed patience (much needed) and lots of skill to get us up some super scrambles.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Iain and recommend whole heartedly the services of Kendal Mountaineering Services to any one who would like to learn the joys of being in the hills, even in the rain and the wind.
Thanks Iain, see you soon for a repeat, this time with my girls, hope your ready for them all, its going to be "fun".


"My husband and I took a group course over a weekend (two days) in navigation, though I am quite late with this testimonial!
The instruction was top notch - I was worried about being the slowest in the group but wasn't in the end - but despite a range of natural abilities (none of us had taken a course before), it all went well and I think no one felt held back. The course hugely boosted my confidence to go out and do walks without relying on someone else to guide me. Thanks!!"


"Kendal Mountaineering Services organised a last minute Ghyll Scrambling trip for myself and friends with instructor Mark in the Langdale Valley this weekend. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the scrambling and would highly recommended for anyone - regardless of climbing ability! We look forward for our next adventure!"

Kavita Mohan

"My family group joined Iain for three separate sessions across three days towards the end of August '15. We spent time with Kayaks, caving and canyoning - much fun. Iain was highly professional throughout, ensuring a perfect balance between safety, adventure and fun - with the addition of being informative about geology or the environment as we proceeded. This was our first time caving and canyoning and it was really enjoyable part of our holiday. I would have no hesitation recommending Iain to others.

All in all, great value - Thanks lain!


Mick Hickey

"I have just spent two days scrambling in the Langdales with Iain. it was hugely enjoyable and very worthwhile. Iain has a wealth of knowledge and experience and was great at boosting my confidence and pushing me (not literally!). Good company in the hills, I will definitely come back for more and would recommend to others, at whatever level. "

Andy Stratton

"I throughly recommend a course with Iain to anyone who wants to get some superb practical navigation skills. During the course I was able to experience many of the challenges that face any navigator and good practical advice to overcome them.

The added natural history lesson looking for crayfish in the streams was an excellent bonus.

Peter Brooks

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Wishing you many happy outdoor adventures this coming year!

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