Niels Ernst-Williams

Best said by the man himself—-

“Qualified as a secondary school science teacher in London but felt trapped by all the time spent inside. Moved into working in the outdoors doing youth work with the Prince’s Trust in Hackney and working for various providers in the South before moving up to North Wales.Three years of climbing every day and working at Plas y Brenin later, I’m looking for a change of scene for the coming summer, and Skye is somewhere that I have always found really inspiring. I’m a super keen climber and mountaineer who gets equal satisfaction out of all the different facets of the sport – though British trad often delivers some of the best experiences.”


Feedback from Brenin feedback forms:

‘Loved the instructor, Niels. Very calm, kind, balanced, clear friendly and well-structured.’ BMC scrambling essentials course

‘Everything flowed very well, Niels ran a great course – two perfect days. Great job mate!’ Navigation Skills course

‘The course was fab and pushed us just enough. Niels’ instruction was clear and always helpful’ 5 day rock climbing development course


Mountaineering qualifications:


Some favorite routes:


Fiesta de los Biceps, Riglos (7a)

Salbitschijen West-Grat (ED1)


Positron, Gogarth (E5)

The Rasp, Higgar Tor (E2)


Spray River Falls, Banff (WI 5)

Pillar Chimney, North Wales (V, 5)


Mother’s pride, Elgol (E4)

Arrow Route, Sron na Ciche (VDiff)


Climbing Heroes: Nico Favresse and Hazel Findlay


Best food: Halloumi

Best drink: Vimto