Mountaineering Courses

Mountaineering Courses for all levels from beginner through to advanced

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Climbing Courses

The Mountaineering Company offer a wide range of climbing courses from climbing taster days, through to lead climbing instruction and coaching. Check out our full course listing for more details.

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Hill & Mountain Skills Courses

Our Hill and Mountain Skills course are a great way to learn all the fundamental skills you need to enjoy the outdoors including map and compass skills.

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Scrambling Courses

We run a wide range of scrambling courses from beginner to advanced mountaineer from our base in Snowdonia. Click on the link below to view our courses!

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Navigation Courses

Hill and Mountain Navigation Courses

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Rock Climbing Courses

Rock climbing courses from beginner to advanced.

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Welcome to The Mountaineering Company and thanks for taking time to visit our website. The Mountaineering Company was established with the aim of helping people develop their skills for use in the outdoors so they can realise their dreams and ambitions. We offer instruction in navigation, climbing, mountain running and scrambling in all the main mountain and hill areas of the UK. We also offer overseas expeditions to Morocco, guided mountain walks and mountain running events.


Skills Instruction (Navigation, climbing, srambling)
Guided Walks ( Guided wallks and guided scrambling)
Overseas Expeditions (Toubkal, Mgoun, Killimanjaro)
Walking Events (Welsh 3000s and Yorkshire Three Peaks)


All of my courses are designed to give the best learning experience possible. I aim to educate in all aspects of mountaineering and the outdoors, not only the technical skills.


Inspiration is a key motivator to everybody’s learning experience and one of my main goals. All of my courses are designed around this principle!


Education is not only about teaching you new skills; it’s also about recognising and developing your older skills. By doing this we enhance your learning experience and give you more out of every course I run.

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My partner and I booked Matt for two days mountaineering instruction so we could learn how to use ropes on climbs that were out of our comfort zone. We had a fantastic two days and Matts structured approach allowed us to take it all in and practice all the techniques over and over again. We both now feel more confident to take on more adventurous scrambles. Thanks Matt

Andy and karren

Excellent day with matt scrambling over crib coch. Faboulous and patient instructor, highly recommend .

Anne Brown

Fantastic day on the Back to Basics Navigation course with Matt. Very well organised and learnt a lot. Matt was very professional and great at teaching the skills with lots of patience and encouragement. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to other courses in future. Highly recommended.

Chontelle Wright

A great day out learning how to use a map and compass with Matt. His teaching style gave us just the right amount of information without feeling overloaded. I would highly recommend Matt !


Just got back from a fantastic weekend with Matt on the Welsh 3k and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had blue skies and cool air so it wasn't too hot and the views were simply incredible. Matt set a great pace allowing us to push our limits but never going beyond what we were capable of and we finished in 18 hours 32 mins. Hes a top bloke and I would certainly recommend him and The Mountaineering Company to anybody. Thanks again Matt. You will certainly see us again next year no doubt!

Chris Mansell

We attended a navigation course today with Matt. He was fantastic, can’t rate him highly enough! We had no knowledge at all, but have come home feeling confident and ready to tackle our adventure! Thank you Matt for a fabulous, fun day

Claire Black

I thoroughly recommend Matt as a leader & guide. I experienced an exhilarating & fun day with a super group doing Matt's Ogwen Classics day. Matt managed our mixed levels of ability & confidence with a calm, encouraging, alert & purposeful manner. He inspired confidence through recognition of our efforts & shared his knowledge & experience to support our skill development. The day passed all too quickly!

Ferne Davies

Awesome day with Matt teaching my 11yr old son and I the basics of climbing. Very patient and approachable would highly recommend Matt to anyone with an interest in rock climbing. Really fun day enjoyed by all!

Ian Roberts

All I can say is amazing!! Never scrambled before Matt looked after us supported us though the scary bits and made the whole day brilliant.

Karen Williams

Had a fantastic weekend with Matt on the mountain skills course - he is really friendly + approachable, and tailored the two days to what we enjoyed + wanted to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to build their confidence with mountain hiking + navigation!


Recently attended an intermediate rock skills course in the Peak District. Really great weekend and excellent fun. Matt is a top bloke; very knowledgeable and just the right amount of laid back. Allows all the information to really sink in - effective teaching!

Matt Pomfrett

Excellent day out with Matt on my first ever Scramble. I found it pretty tough in places but Matt was always there to put me at ease, offer instruction and with his support I made it to the top. Would highly recommend to others.

Polly Hornby