Olly Roberts – Winter Climbing/Mountaineering Instruction
I’m Olly Roberts, a mountaineering and climbing instructor based in Settle. I’m working towards to my winter mountaineering and climbing instructor (WMCI used to be MIC) award. I have my assessment later in the winter.
I was wondering whether you would be able to share my details with club members who may be interested in some winter climbing/mountaineering instruction. I have a number of dates/gaps available for trips during January and February.
As I am not qualified there will be no cost for instruction. I am a BMC member and therefore have public liability insurance.
I’ve been working in the outdoor industry for the last 15 years and climbing and hillwalking since my teenage years, I’m now 32. I grew up in Pateley Bridge.
I am a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (passed 2014) and Winter Mountain Leader (passed 2015) and hold my own AALA licence and insurance. I also hold other qualifications in caving, mountain biking and paddle sports. I am a member of the Cave Rescue Organisation.
I currently work part time at Giggleswick School as the Head of Outdoor Pursuits and also run my own business teaching climbing and mountain skills as well as providing introductory experiences to adults and schools. I run a lot of courses teaching trad leading and specific sport climbing courses. I provide winter skills courses in the Lakes when conditions allow as well as working in Scotland.
I have been winter climbing and mountaineering since 2007 visiting Scotland every winter. I have done numerous trips to the Alps, climbing peaks such as the Matterhorn, Aiguille Verte and Mont Blanc. I have also climbed ice in Rjukan and ski toured around the Alps. I’m currently planned a trip back to Lofoten and Stetind for next summer.
Olly Roberts Outdoors
Association of Mountaineering Instructors