About us


We are a small company based in Kendal, just south of the Lake District. Being small means you'll always get a personalised and unique experience and all of our guides are fully qualified Mountain Leaders (summer and winter) and hold outdoor specialist first aid certificates. We have years of experience walking, climbing and running in the mountains of the UK and further afield, and so you can rest assured that you'll be safe in experienced hands. We enjoy nothing more than spending time in the outdoors, so we love being able to share this as an experience as well as passing on knowledge, and also teaching clients if they wish, in how to progress and enjoy activities independently in the best and safest way. Enjoying beautiful and wild places whilst minimising environmental impact is very important in our approach to mountaineering and leading and we aim to inspire people and show you the hidden gems tourist routes miss.

Imogen Fisher

Having lived close to the Lake District and visited family in the Scottish Highlands from a young age Imogen became a very keen walker straight away! She has over ten years experience of winter walking and mountaineering and more recently Alpine climbing. Imogen has walked and climbed in the European Alps, Pyrenees and the Southern Alps of NZ.

Qualifications: Summer ML, Winter ML, Outdoor First Aid

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Lorna Harrison

...Well guessed, Imogen's twin sister! Lucky enough to have grown up in the Yorkshire Dales and latterly the Lake District, couldn't imagine a life without hills. Enjoys climbing, scrambling, running and mountaineering everywhere from wintry Scottish Munros to sunny Alpine peaks, but thinks it's still hard to beat a good walk in the Lakes and Dales!

Qualifications: Summer ML, Winter ML, Outdoor First Aid

Sam Harrison

Sam was born in Chester, only a stone's throw away from the mountains of north Wales and the Peak District, where he spent many happy childhood days exploring the hills. He now lives in Lancaster and enjoys all manner of outdoor activities, from fell running to climbing and from hill walking to Alpine mountaineering.

Qualifications: Summer ML, Winter ML, Outdoor First Aid

Darren Axe

Darren grew up in Wales and spent all of his youth exploring the hills of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. He has lots of experience in all the UK mountain regions and we are steadily chasing him as the man with the most munros under his belt. Darren is a keen Geographer and a Railway enthusiast, he can get you almost anywhere by public transport! He has much experience in trekking and climbing abroad including, NZ, The Rockies, Poland and European Alps, and is working towards his International Mountain Leader qualification.

Qualifications: FRGS, Bsc (Hons) Geography, Summer ML, Winter ML, IML trained, Outdoor First Aid

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