Bespoke days out—climbing instruction pitched precisely at your level

Learn the skills, techniques and mindsets you need to achieve your rock-climbing goals. Get personalised coaching and discover the best ways to use your body effectively on the rock.

What do you want to achieve on your climbing journey?

 
Develop good climbing habits right from the start. Learn the basics of staying safe and how to move on rock. Understand the climber’s vocabulary.

Never climbed before? Or maybe you’ve done some scrambling or indoor climbing, or climbed outdoors a few times with friends. Now’s the time to make sure you develop the right climbing habits before you go any further.

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Get your rack sorted and the rope prepared. Learn ways to work with a lead climber so you both get the most from your climbing day.

Been seconding for a while but feel you could be more independent? Want to get started on multi-pitch climbs? Learn the skills to look after yourself, including while abseiling, and discover how to help your lead climber. Want to bring your lead-climbing partner too? Learning in pairs is super-effective—come as a team and get tailored training to suit you both. Sounds like what you want?

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Be confident about placing gear and building belays. Discover how to be comfortable resting on rock.

Ready to move from seconding to leading? Discover how to prepare mentally. Become familiar with the techniques you’ll need—from gear placement to basic problem-solving—and learn tactics to improve your chances of success on single- and multi-pitch climbs. Want to bring your second too? Learning in pairs is super-effective—come as a team and get tailored training to suit you both. Sounds like what you want?

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Polish your performance and gain the confidence to try new techniques. Overcome the hurdles that limit your progression and identify the tactics you need to push your grade.

Personalised coaching from an expert is the key to making big changes. Learn mental strategies to enhance your climbing while developing more efficient ways of moving on rock. Discover how to escape routes safely and how to be comfortable falling. Choose your challenge and learn how to climb outside your comfort zone under expert guidance. Sounds like what you want?

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Planning a big trip or preparing for an adventure? Be confident dealing with problems on multi-pitch and sea-cliff climbs and learn how to help less experienced seconds.

Discover the building blocks of a good improvised rescue, such as tying off a belay plate, escaping the system, Prusiking, lowering or abseiling past a knot, counterbalance abseiling, assisted and unassisted hoists. Already got these skills perfected? Learn how to select and combine the right techniques for a range of complex rescue scenarios.

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Be ready for your assessment. Build on your experience and develop solid, simple systems for dealing with the scenarios you’re likely to face.

Preparing for your Mountaineering Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor assessment? Concerned about a particular part of the assessment? Boost your confidence—get tailored coaching to optimise your chances of a pass.

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Personalised training adapted to your needs

I’ll work out what you need most and help you develop those skills.

I won’t waste time teaching you what you already know and I won’t try to change your techniques if they’re working safely and efficiently for you. Together, we’ll develop your climbing skills based on the experience you already have.

“Mehmet discussed our objectives in advance and the day was clearly tailored around them. It was a really personal and productive day and we got a huge amount of value from it.” Steve

“Mehmet really took the time to understand what our objectives were for the day and tailored our activities around them. I learned an incredible amount in a short space of time and feel much more confident in my gear placements and ability to lead routes safely.” Michael

Individual coaching at a pace to suit you.

You’ll learn in small groups (typically two, sometimes up to four people), so individual coaching at your pace is assured. Learning in pairs as a team is super-effective. You don’t need to be at the same level of experience—you’ll get tailored training to suit you both.

My teaching style is supportive, encouraging and adaptable.

“Had a fantastic day at the crag with Mehmet. ... He managed to get the measure of his clients quickly and we both learned well through a progressive day culminating in the excellent Cave Route.” Maurice

 “...he brought me back to leading after a year or so of just seconding; he was patient and very knowledgeable.” Maria

Coaching from a qualified expert.

I’m a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI/MIA) and a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the Mountain Training Association, with a lively enthusiasm for coaching. I’ve been climbing outdoors since 2002 and coaching since 2008. As well as running my own coaching business, I’m a freelance instructor at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre.

Where can you learn?

On single- and multi-pitch crags across Scotland, from the Central Belt to the North-West Highlands and the islands and all rocky points in-between—get in touch and we’ll find the right venue for what you want to learn.

Costs

£260 per day

£150 per half-day or evening

Rates are per group (the maximum number of people per group depends on your coaching requirements). Student/club discounts available on request. Get in touch using the button below!

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