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Had an absolutely incredible day climbing and getting an introduction to lead/trad climbing with Iain at upper scout crag, beautiful spot and some great routes. Iain is a great teacher and very comfortable on the rock which helped me feel more at ease through some of the more scary bits. I would definitely book with Iain again if/when I go back for more climbing.

Phil Gould

What an amazing experience gorge walking with Iain. We were a family of four and Iain was fab with the children - very encouraging and patient. By the end of the session we were jumping off rocks into the water 😄. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone!

Kerry Kent

We had a super summer’s morning with Iain introducing my two children, 9 and 12, to rock climbing in Langdale. Iain is a calm and patient teacher and his experience really helps inspire confidence. Thank you.

Matt Adams

My family had a fantastic afternoon ghyll scrambling with Iain in Wren Gill near Kendal. Iain is a very experienced and personable instructor, and he communicated well with us at all times to ensure our activity was fun but safe.

Jo Byrne

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day navigation skills training course on weekend of 30th April and 1st May 2022. We were blessed with good weather on day 1 whilst learning the techniques and challenged putting them into practice on day 2 when it rained most of the day, which enabled us to learn how to navigate in misty conditions. Iain was a very patient coach, happy to repeat any instructions and demonstrate techniques until we grasped it and was very mindful of our safety and comfort throughout the days. We learnt a lot, had a great 2 days and will enjoy confidently navigating open access land we hope many times in the future. This is an excellent course and great value for money. Thank you Iain

Dolores Nellany

Thank you for a great two days of map reading and navigational skills. We both learned loads and it was 'enhanced' by the low clouds and rain which sharpened our understanding!! Iain's leadership enabled us to make great progress and his care for the group and great chat made for good camaraderie within the group! Brilliant course!

Pearl Bowker

We had a fantastic day ghyll scrambling with Iain in Glenridding. We were two families with four boys aged 9 and 13. Despite the freezing cold water, we all had a fantastic time and were well looked after by Iain. Really liked the fact that it was just us in the group and all the equipment was provided, even footwear. The hot chocolate at the end was a nice touch too! Would highly recommend. We’ll definitely be booking another session when we next return to the Lakes.

Kelly Sutton

So we were let down by another Ghyll Scrambling company at the last minute. However, I contacted Iain who said he could help out on the dates we had previously chosen to Ghyll Scramble at Stickle Ghyll. What an amazing experience, not only fun but safe and well organised. All correct equipment (including walking boots) were provided and the added bonus of some action photos along the way. I would like to thank Iain and would highly recommend him.

Natty Dalleywater

Thank you for a great day, it is hard to cater for a family group and keep children and adults happy and challenged but yet you took us all under your wing, correctly read that the emphasis should be on the children and entertained us all varying your guidance accordingly as the day went. We all have fairly unique half term experiences to talk about; one day we'll be back for more fun and games.

Will Pope

Sept 21 Navigation weekend: Great weekend of learning new skills with a lot of fun added to it. Weather wasn't the best, but that actually helped with the learning, compass Navigating in the fog is a perfect way to learn. As they say it's never bad weather, only a bad choice of clothing! Iain is a great teacher with an unbelievable wealth of knowledge in his field. If you want a good, fun way of learning new skill then this is highly recommended.

Danny K

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Iain Gallagher, Lakes Outdoor ExperienceLakes Outdoor Experience 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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