Testimonials

Read our clients' feedback and testimonials about their outdoor activities, mountain courses, training and adventure holidays:


We had a half days abseiling in a quarry. Neither of us had abseiled for 25 years and were a bit apprehensive being the wrong side of 70, especially when we saw the drop!
Iain was very reassuring, explained and demonstrated everything very clearly and we were soon going over the top.
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon
Many thanks for a great time.

John and Ann Mace


Did not know what to expect on this course (apart from maps and compasses) but I learned so much. I can't believe how I can have looked at maps for all these years and missed on the wealth of information they contain. Iain and Hayley looked after us so well and carefully made the time to help us with the issues we struggled with individually(pacing - sheesh, I just can't keep count). Well worth it.

John Richmomd


Having done canyoning in the Brecon Beacons previously i decided to treat my son in law to the experience. We spent half a day with Iain at Coniston Beck and had a great experience. Some of the jumps were heart in the mouth but well worth it. I would recommend this to anyone willing to “have a go”.

Paul Davies


Having been gorge walking in 2012 and Canadian canoeing in 2013 my son Paul and I went kayaking with Iain on the River Lune on the first weekend in August. Once again Iain was meticulous with his planning and on river safety instruction which came in very handy when I rolled my kayak and needed to release myself from the craft. We have now enjoyed 3 different types of adventure with Iain and have thoroughly enjoyed every trip and are now deciding which activity to undertake next year.

Bob Bettinson


What a fabulous time we had caving with Iain. We were once keen and very active cavers whilst at Uni, but life got in the way and almost 20 years later we were able to come back to Ingleton and visit Browgill with Iain – an extremely friendly and professional leader whose knowledge of the local cave systems helped us relive some of the trips we had all those years ago. Iain was brilliant with our son, Alex, 10, who was keen to go on his first proper adventure underground, having visited White Scar Show Cave a few days earlier. We had a thoroughly enjoyable few hours underground and would absolutely recommend a trip with Iain of KMS for his enthusiasm and passion for the great outdoors!

Bob & Jenny Lee


Fantastic afternoon with Iain. Expert tuition and as a father of two young children I had every confidence in his guidance on this exhilarating activity, with the potential for accidents with less assured guides. Weather was very wet and cold but all three of us had a fantastic time and I'd definitely recommend Kendal Mountaineering for a fun, professional day in the Lake District.

Frank, Harry & Tess


Myself and 8 others recently spent an afternoon Ghyll scrambling as part of my friend Daniels Stag do. KMS we’re great at helping me organise the event and the scrambling itself was really well organised with the correct equipment and guidance provided by Iain. The weather was cold and wet which when added to scrambling down a cold wet Ghyll made it an even greater challenge which we all enjoyed, providing much to talk about in the evening out afterwards! I look forward to using KMS services in the future and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you again Iain!

Lee Bollom


Thank you for a wonderful couple of days of scrambling in the Lakes. It is fair to say that the weather together with the excellent instruction of Iain made this an exhilarating and memorable couple of days. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a thrilling experience.

Russell Cullen


Fabulous day!! Iain was excellent in his knowledge and skills, really gave us ”oldies” confidence to experience a really great potholing day . will definitely be back for more!

Shirley Child


Myself and four friends have just completed the two day navigation course, Iain is possibly one of the most patient people I have met,we were all complete novices but after just a few hours we started to feel like we had a good grasp of it.

I would have no hesitation of recommending this course, superb value for money! Oh and we have all purchased multiple OS maps… Watch out on the fells!

Aimee Midgley


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Iain Gallagher, Kendal Mountaineering ServicesKendal Mountaineering Services is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain divides his time between hills and crags in the Lake District, North Wales, Scotland and North Yorkshire. He can also be found climbing peaks across Europe and around the World.

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