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“Brilliant tuition from Gill in the beautiful Lakes”

More than Mountains
Ranked #49 of 123 Tours in Lake District
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a small, friendly company that specialises in tailoring courses to perfectly fit your needs. We offer personalised tuition in rock climbing and map reading and also multi-activity days for families and friends. Our courses are based throughout the Lake District. Come and try rock climbing, navigation courses, gorge walking, winter mountaineering, abseiling or a guided walk.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and two friends have just returned from a great two days with Gill on a private intermediate navigation course. Fantastic tuition, learnt so much, Gill is an exceptional teacher and good company too! Can’t wait to get out on the fells and practice everything we learnt. Definitely recommend and will be back to do the advanced course.

Thank Caroline B
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Jill C, Owner at More than Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I really enjoyed my weekend with you all as well. I look forward to running an advanced course for you all.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I booked Nick for the third time (which hopefully tells you how much we have enjoyed his work), for half a day of kids climbing and a full day out in the fells. The kids climbing day was very wet but Nick kept four kids (10,8,7,5) excited and interested climbing and scrambling in Borrowdale for an afternoon.
For the full-day guided walk we headed up Helvellyn to tackle Striding Edge in snowy conditions. Nick was a fantastic guide/coach as we got the crampons and axes out to tackle a decent challenge.

Thank lovethehills74
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Jill C, Owner at More than Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We are glad you all enjoyed another two days out with Nick.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wanted more scrambling experience and confidence on terrain I didn't think I could safely manage. Nick led me and my partner up striding edge on Helvelyn giving useful tips and reassuring comments on the way. We both learnt lots and our confidence is now booming. Definitely worth a private guiding day-cheap day out being in safe hands from start to finish. Bring on sharp edge!

Thank suna22
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Jill C, Owner at More than Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope you have fun using your new-found knowledge.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Just completed a one day navigation course run by Jill. It was really good. Very informative and I learnt a lot. Jill was really patient and had a great teaching style, patience with a sense of humour. Will now put in to practice what we were taught and hopefully book on to the 2 day Intermediate course sometime in the future. Would definitely recommend this course/company to anyone and everyone who wants to learn the basics of map reading.

Thank Carole W
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Jill C, Owner at More than Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really glad you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nick was a perfect instructor for out 14 and 11 year old daughters. They grew in confidence and had a great time. They tried three different climbs and abseiled at the Bowderstone.

We did a morning which was three hours and felt like enough as climbing is quite strenuous for novices.

Thank London_mum_to2
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Jill C, Owner at More than Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Really glad your daughters enjoyed their half day of rock climbing. Hope to see you all back again soon.

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