Bespoke Mountain & Kayaking Courses

Specialist Coaching & Instruction

We run specific courses for kayaking or climbing in the mountains for all levels of abilities. We pride ourselves on being adaptable and tailoring each course to your needs. Our staff are all highly experienced and qualified so you will receive the best course possible.

Not only do we provide courses that will enthuse novices but we also train the next up and coming instructors. You can be certain you’re in safe hands.

Snowdonia North Wales

Based in Snowdonia, North Wales, you will find the most varied cliffs to rock climb on, coastline to sea kayak along, white water rivers to paddle and mountains to walk up. Within a short drive of our base there are a lifetime of adventures on the water, rock or mountain. With so many options around North Wales we can always find the best venue.

Gareth Davies


Rock Climbing – White Water – Scrambling – Sea Kayaking – Mountaineering – Professional Development

Our Courses

White Water Kayaking

White water kayaking is an exhilarating sport that is fun to participate in. We run courses for all abilities from those who are just starting to people with many years of experience.
For more information see our White Water Kayaking page.

Sea Kayaking

The beautiful coastline of North Wales is ideal to explore by sea kayaking.  From novice trips on calm waters to advanced journeys in bigger seas and tidal races. Caves, cliffs and islands we can tailor a course for all abilities.

For more information see our Sea Kayaking page.

Rock Climbing

There are countless rock climbing venues around North Wales. Ideal beginner crags that are friendly to long multi-pitch routes in the mountains and on the sea cliffs. With low ratio coaching we can allow you to safely experience the delights of rock climbing and advance to higher levels.

For more information see our Rock Climbing page.


It is always special to be in the mountains. We can give you the skills to be an independent hill walker or undertake steeper scrambles up the many peaks of Snowdonia. Scrambling involves some basic climbing and can put you in some breathtaking positions.

For more information see our Mountaineering page.


Unforgettable days on a snowy mountain or steep ice climb. We offer courses both in Wales and Scotland, from initial mountaineering to winter climbing on routes of all grades.

For more information see our Welsh Winter or Scottish Winter page.

Professional Development

If you want to become an outdoor instructor we have a course for you. Our popular Fast Track course incorporates all the skills you need to start a career in the outdoors. Alternatively choose a specific National Governing Body qualification to work towards. Through Arete Outdoor Centre, we run Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award courses plus refreshers for both.

For more information see our Professional Development page.

 Qualified Coaches

We use British Canoe Union qualified coaches for our canoe and kayak courses. Our climbing and mountaineering instructors are also members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, a professional body.

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