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

Had the most amazing morning Ghyll Scrambling with Iain on a cold October morning! He pushed the members of my family who were more confident to totally get the most out of our experience whilst gently encouraging my youngest and respecting her boundaries with what she felt comfortable with achieving. Health and safety were always at the forefront of his mind. Climbing up the big waterfall at the end was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, thanks Iain!!


We had a great day ghyll scrambling with Iain! Highly recommend!

October 2020

Michelle and family

I booked a Navigation Course with Iain and have come away with a vast array of new skills. Iain is very knowledge and through and created an excellent experience. I have booked twice with Iain and would definitely book again.

Kathryn Powell

Great time gorge walking. All equipment is provided. Iain’s wealth of experience made the trip feel incredibly safe and enjoyable for all. 100% recommend for anyone looking. Was even provided with a warm drink at the end to regain feeling in our hands!


My partner and I went to the Lake District this past weekend and had a spectacular time with Iain. Over 2 days, he supported us to go ghyll scrambling then kayaking. His professional, personable and knowledgeable approach makes him stand out - we truly enjoyed spending time with him. We were excited to try new activities and learn about the area. Highly recommended for Lake District adventures!

Natalie Benton

Can I just put my thanks on here for an excellent day out ghyll scrambling with Iain up at Wren's Ghyll last week. He looked after me and my teenage son and daughter up and down through the streams for well over an hour and we all absolutely loved it, and in an amazing beautiful setting. He took loads of excellent, unique photos to remind us of the day as well as providing top quality wet suits, walking boots, hard hats and floatation vests. It couldn't have been done any better, a really good invigorating activity, I can highly recommend it.
Thanks again Iain.

Rob Stormont

Two great half days with Ian in spite of some pretty cold and damp weather!! Really lovely guy and clearly very experienced and safe. Great with all the family members of varying enthusiasm and abilities!! Clearly wanted us to get the best out of the activities. We had a gorge scramble and rock climb/ abseil experience! Couldn’t find a negative thing to say. Thanks a lot!

Jo Bolton

Iain provided me with a thoroughly enjoyable scrambling experience on Tarn Crag in Langdale. It was a full-on, intense, fun course perfectly tailored to my requirements. I felt I received expert, well-guided tuition from a seasoned professional and I hope I will be able to draw on all the skills Iain has taught me for a long time to come! I will keep practising my anchors, knots and belays whilst remembering my brilliant experience with LOE. Outstanding!


My partner and I were looking for a caving trip that was a little more challenging than normal, and Iain did not disappoint. We were underground all day, climbing, crawling and generally exploring the underground systems. Iain was very knowledgable and clearly new the caving system well. He also had excellent attention to detail and safety was his number one priority. We finished the day completely exhausted, but feeling very accomplished. The trip was exactly what we were looking for and we would certainly book again in the future. Would highly recommend!

Lucy Bacon

Iain took my girlfriend and me climbing for a half-day at Lower Scout Crag in January. Neither of us had rock-climbed before and the decision to do so was somewhat spontaneous. The entire experience was extremely fun and we both have the appetite for more.

Iain set-up multiple climbing routes allowing us to challenge ourselves as much as wanted to, and he taught us technical aspects to climbing. He is also highly personable with many climbing tales to tell. I strongly recommend to anyone who fancies rock climbing that they go for it and that they cannot go wrong with Iain accompanying them.

Alexander de Wild

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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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