Ian Craigie

Hailing from Orkney Ian moved to the Highlands in 2009 to get closer to the mountains and has been working as an instructor for the past 7 years.

Ian was our “main man” in the 2014 season, working solidly from April through to September. Since then he has spent a ear on the Assistant Instructor scheme at the Brenin.

Ian has climbed extensively throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. He has enjoyed 4 summer alpine expeditions and will be returning again in mid-summer. Ian has also led overseas expeditions to Iceland and Romania.

Climbing and mountaineering are his main passion but he enjoys teaching mountain biking and water sports as well.


Whisky – 18 year old Highland Park of course!

Music – Just play me something that really cooks!

Food – Yes please.

Climbing highlights:

Rock – everything by the sea. Sunshine, sea air, perfect!

Ice – “Orion Direct” in the spring

Mixed – “The Seam/Seamstress” at midnight by head torch. On purpose I think I should add! 🙂

Cuillin – Traverse day.

Alpine – Reaching the top of my first 4000m peak, Mont Maudit, via the Kuffner route.