Testimonials

2014

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the days earlier this month. I’ve not climbed with a guide in Britain before and now I can’t think why! We were able to do so much more than we could safely have attempted on our own, and the knowledge you and Guy demonstrated of the ground, the conditions and how to keep us all safe was brilliant. As you know, this was my first taste of the Cuillin and I will definitely be back for more.
Graham & me on day 1- stunning Skye sceneryIMG_2031
A really big thank you to you and to Cat for opening your home to us and helping us deal with the car key catastrophe. I’m sure it was the last thing you needed, but there was absolutely no hint of that at the time. True Scottish hospitality. Peter S
I just wanted to thank you for the scrambling experience last week.
Lou was a fantastic guide –  articulate, beautiful and good fun –  what more could a bunch of 50 year olds ask for.  J
Just a brief note to say thanks for our Cuillin adventure this week. Both Piers and I had the most exciting, and without doubt challenging experience of our lives to-date. Francis was absolutely brilliant. As two relatively inexperienced climbers, his calm confidence and patience meant that we were able to climb pitches that we have previously considered impossible, and made it was an unforgettable experience that will always stay with us.
Please pass on our heartfelt thanks and I hope he has mentally recovered from spending 4 days with two eccentric brothers. SH
Just a short note to thank you for guiding Sam and I up and down Sgurr
a’ Mhadaidh and Sgurr a’ Ghreadaidh yesterday, thus bringing our
struggle with the Cuillin Munros to a successful conclusion.  it was
great to finish on such a perfect day with those two peaks. GJ
Just wanted to say we had a great weekend. Francis was an excellent guide: strong, measured, understated style that exuded calm and confidence.RE

2013

Hi Mike, photo of me, Gail at the finish of traverse, thanks to Andy, job done! Had a whirl, GC 2013

Just a short note to say you have one very happy client after my trip up Gillean and Bhastair with Lou. It was just a brilliant, brilliant day. Lou was excellent and we all got something out of it, which as we all had different experience and capabilities was a great testament to her and the Ridge! SR 2013

A belated thanks for helping Nick and I up Sgurr Dubh Mor and Alasdair last weekend for my last Munros. DG 2012

Could I ask you to pass on to Gillian many thanks from us all for a cracking day out yesterday please? Everyone had a fantastic time under Gillian’s guiding made even more enjoyable by the excellent weather she lined up for us. GC 2012

We were greatly impressed with Francis Blunt, who was our guide last week. He took us on 3 wonderful climbs, each well thought out and carefully guided despite inclement conditions. In addition to his quiet competence and patience, we found Francis a charming companion. Please pass on our thanks and greetings to Francis. TS 2011

Just dropping you a note to say thanks from myself (Andy ) and Pete for a really awesome Traverse trip last week with Guy and great training day with yourself last Monday. AB 2013

Dear Mike, thank you very much for taking me out on Monday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned far more about climbing/scrambling than on all previous guided walks put together. CW 2012

Thanks for a fantastic week. Guy was a great guide and he allowed us not only to complete all the Munroes, as was out target, but to get into some more challenging scrambling as well, so it was never a “plod” . If you want ot see Ian’s photos of the week see
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Hi Mike,

Two years ago you guided Adrian, Martina (then aged 9), and myself up Sgurr Dearg, and along Collie’s Ledge. We absolutely loved it, and have been learning more about ropes and abseiling. You suggested that we should try to climb Am Basteir by ourselves. We did this successfully this August, plus other tops, and we are thrilled. We’ve now spotted other routes we’d like to try – any excuse to get back to Skye, and improve our skills. 2012

Just to say we had a fantastic time last week, and were so lucky with the glorious weather. John Orr was really superb, combining a laid back friendly attitude with being assertive when needed. He could not have been a better guide and
instilled confidence in us all those around him. SS 2013
I had anticipated the Skye experience was going to be terrifying but it was actually great fun and Lou got me through any of the tricky bits without drama. RM 2013

Thank you for encouraging us – we wouldn’t have dreamt of trying otherwise. MG

Success!

We managed Bla Bheinn on Friday going up the 924 peek and traversing to the 928 peek using all the skills you taught us. Don’t think I would have done that with Izzie before but she was confident down to your expert instruction on the previous 2 days. KM

Great 2 days last weekend- learned a huge amount and hugely enjoyed both days. Now bitterly regret turning down Francis’ suggestion of a last great climb up a finger-nail crack in the side of the Inaccesible Pinnacle. Aye well. Francis was fantastic- encouraging, resourceful, ambitious and allowed us to make our own decisions and our own mistakes, within reason. PD

 

Scott was competent, friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable and supportive. It made our days in the Cuillin so much better- we didn’t realise how essential a guide would be ! I was very nervous and Scott made all the challenging bits a great experience for me and lead me on the rope to increase my confidence whenever I needed it, without ever makign me feel silly . Mike, my husband, on the other hand was far more confident and able, and so Scott taught him new things and really gave him a taste for taking climbing further. TG 2012

I did far more than I thought I was capable of, which all vindicated your advice that I should go for solo guiding. Pinnacle ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean will be my personal pinnacle for some time to come! MH 2013