Olly grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and explored the hills, crags and trails extensively throughout his teenage years. He then headed to Ambleside, Lake District, to complete a BSc Hons in Outdoor Studies. Throughout his time in the Lake District, Olly took advantage of his location; climbing, scrambling and walking all over the National Park.
Olly is qualified with the Mountain Instructor Award which is the highest UK qualification for summer climbing and mountaineering. Olly also has extensive knowledge of Scotland and holds the Winter Mountain Leader award, delivering winter skills and guided winter mountain walks. He has worked all over Yorkshire and the Lakes, for outdoor centres, schools and himself. Climbing and mountaineering are Olly's passion and he has climbed throughout the UK; from the Cornish sea cliffs to Welsh slate quarries and everything in between. Climbing has also taken hime abroad on numerous trips to the Alps, sport climbing across Southern France and Spain, bouldering in Fontainebleau and climbing ice in Norway.
Olly aims to help you reach and exceed your expectations in the outdoors. Feel free to contact him to chat through your aims and aspirations.
Mountaineering Instructor Award holders are qualified to instruct mountaineering in non-Winter conditions including all aspects of rock climbing, both single and multi-pitch, plus hillwalking and scrambling.
Some MIA holders also hold the Winter Mountain Leader Award which allows them to lead mountain walking in winter.
Find out more about the MIA here: