Welcome to The Mountaineering Company and thanks for taking the time to visit.

The Mountaineering Company is an adventurous activity provider based in Snowdonia North Wales. We offer courses and events covering all mountain activities from hill-walking and scrambling to mountaineering and climbing. Our main principles of Educate, Develop, Inspire underpin everything we do and ensuring our clients have the best experience possible is the reason we have so many repeat clients. 


We offer the following services - 
  • Navigation courses
  • Rock guiding and climbing instruction
  • Mountaineering courses and events
  • Mountain running and guiding
  • Overseas expeditions
  • Technical advice
  • Film safety
  • Bespoke work


The Mountaineering Company is also a full member of The Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and Mountain Training. All of our instructors are fully qualified, highly experienced and experts at delivering high quality, engaging courses that will give you the very best chance of achieving your goals. 




A supportive learning environment where you will gain new skills, build your confidence and move towards your goals. 


Whether it's developing your technical skills, your confidence or your ambitions we will be there every step of the way to help you achieve your dreams or ambitions in the mountains.


Inspiring our clients is an important part of our work and making sure we guide our clients towards new and exciting opportunities ensures our clients come away motivated and excited for new experiences. 

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Traverse of Crib Goch to Crib y Ddysgl in Wales UK

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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