Training and Coaching





Photography and Access

“Just to thank you again Pete for our two days with you – great learnings and wonderful experiences. We felt so comfortable with your advice, counsel and encouragement!”

Richard, Tim and Mike (scrambling on the Skye Cuillin)

“Pete was an excellent instructor. He has a maturity beyond his years and provided an excellent and varied course. An engaging person and an asset to the team.”

Rachel (mountain skills training, N Wales)

“Thanks for the pics and also for an epically wonderful day. You really made our experience amazing. If we come back hopefully we can arrange to have you again. Thank you for an incredible trip up Sgurr nan Gillean. We will never forget it and you were fantastic!”

Kasey and Corrie (scrambling on the Skye Cuillin)

“The instruction was fantastic – learnt a lot. Pete was very supportive, giving enough but allowing us to learn at the same time.”

Kavita (scrambling in N Wales)

Pete was great. Helped without being too helpful! Nice to develop some confidence by doing it myself but he was close at hand if needed.”

Emma (scrambling in North Wales)

Pete was a really good instructor! Very friendly and helped me improve a lot.”

Alasdair (young persons rock climbing, N Wales)

“I really enjoyed the navigation course, lots of really useful tips and techniques that will be simple to put into practice. The well timed poor visability was especially useful! I feel confident to plan some routes in new places and wouldn’t be concerned about poor weather conditions now. Thank for the bonus info on injury prevention/ strength training!”

Catherine (navigation skills training, N Wales)

Many thanks for your professional, dependable and thorough approach. I much appreciate it – you’re good company too!”

Simon, Duke of Edinburgh Award provider, Scotland

Thanks for your skilled guiding, and well-judged level of support, for us two novices on the Cuillin Ridge. I found it an unforgettable day…. Full of joy. And I loved the swim on the way down too! That first view of Coruisk over the ridge is really remarkable and magical and there is a particular atmosphere for me on the ridge- a strange mixture of a kind of echoing quiet and a suppressed excitement. It really wasnt too scary and I hope we will be able to do some more with you. Thank you again for such memorable day.”

Roderick and Alison (scrambling on the Skye Cuillin)

It has been great to have you around and working with us. Your help, experience and professionalism have obviously been hugely valued and appreciated by me and all the students you have been involved with.”

Ibrahim, Head of Outdoor Education, Gordonstoun school

Jack and I had a really enjoyable day today. Despite the weather it was all a great experience. We’d like to thank you for being our guide today. We both enjoyed the challenge of the first climb, the abseiling, and the second climb. You were very professional, obviously know how to keep safe and did a really good job. It was a fantastic location to climb, with the sea, the rock, sun wind and rain. Once again thanks and may see you again in the future. Hope all goes well.”

Roland and Jack (rock climbing at Elgol, Skye)

At work Pete has a great manner with his students, showing patience and injecting subtle humour in a well timed manner. His humility to learn the craft of looking after others and teaching in the mountains is evident, especially in the way he reflects often on what’s been done and how he goes about asking advice for what’s next… A day off and out at the crags with Pete will be a great blend of good climbing, to climb the best thing possible but equally capturing a great photo of the day and plenty of chat about the environment you’ll happen to be in.”

Tim, IFMGA Guide and MIC

I have just returned to Australia after a seven week trip around Europe, the highlight of which was my day in the Cuillin  Peter Herd as my guide. I would like to thank him for making it possible for me to attempt my climb of choice and for providing the services of an expert, without whom I would never have found my way, never mind have the courage or equipment to climb in those conditions. I am getting later in life so the chances of doing such a thing again are getting less. Thank you once again and thank you Peter, you were good company as well.”

Robert (rock climbing on the Skye Cuillin)