Testimonials

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


My family group joined Iain for three separate sessions across three days towards the end of August ”15. We spent time with Kayaks, caving and canyoning – much fun. Iain was highly professional throughout, ensuring a perfect balance between safety, adventure and fun – with the addition of being informative about geology or the environment as we proceeded. This was our first time caving and canyoning and it was really enjoyable part of our holiday. I would have no hesitation recommending Iain to others.

All in all, great value – Thanks lain!

Mick Hickey


Kendal Mountaineering Services organised a last minute Ghyll Scrambling trip for myself and friends with instructor Mark in the Langdale Valley this weekend. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the scrambling and would highly recommended for anyone – regardless of climbing ability! We look forward for our next adventure!

Kavita


Spent a great week on Skye with superb relaxing accommodation. Iain is a very supportive guide with enormous knowledge of the Cuillins and was helpful in many ways beyond his role. Highly recommended. Many thanks.

Joanna


Many thanks to Ian at Kendal mountaineering services. I had a great time doing the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye in May 2016. Despite my lack of experience at this level I never felt less than confident with Ian in charge.

The cottage we stayed at in Fiskavaig was the perfect place to relax after a hard days walking.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kendal Mountaineering Services. 5 Stars.

Jim Walton


I've just spent an amazing week in Slovenia experiencing a range of walking routes in the beautiful Julian Alps with Iain and colleagues. Iain is very experienced and knowledgeable and tailored the routes and distances to suit individual interests and capabilities. Each day was different and Iain's knowledge of the area, including sites of historical significance, was a real asset. There was a chance to experience a range of other activities, including zip-wires across gorges and paragliding from the mountains on the 'rest' day! Accommodation was first class - freshly made bread and generous packed lunches provided by Matt who has spent several years in this beautiful, unspoilt country and provided a real home from home, as well as chauffeuring us to and from the walking start and finish points. In summary: a wonderful week with an expert guide and instructor, made special by the excellence of the hospitality.

Moira Laws


I've just returned from a week-long guided walking holiday in Slovenia, led by Iain. Whilst I knew the scenery was likely to be impressive, it certainly exceeded my expectations, a really beautiful place. The holiday was group who had not met before, but got on very well – with a different walk and pace each day. Iain was very flexible, adapting to the needs of the group and the weather conditions. A very good week was had by all!

Mick Hickey


Great Day with Iain gorge walking and raft building at Windermere. Despite the awful weather we all had a great time and I would be more than recommend Iain to anyone needing a guide or instructor.

Oliver Hallett


Excellent tuition in navigation including night navigation. Iain spent time ensuring each person in our group of three was competent on all the skills he showed us. He encouraged us to test ourselves and gain confidence in our new found abilities. Thanks Iain.

Richard McEvoy


Our second time out with Iain teaching myself and my mate Sean climbing. After a introductory half day last time, we had so much fun it wasn’t long before we booked our trip back and Iain suggested a multi-pitch climb.

Excellent day, Iain’s experience really shows through all of his teaching and the half day lesson was spot on. Would highly recommend anyone wanting to try out climbing or any of the other activities to give Iain a call!!

Andy Craggs


I asked Iain for some guidance with scrambling instruction so that I could more confidently take my kids scrambling.

We spent a wet day going over some basic skills and through a combination of patience and skill Iain got me working really well. It was cold and wet but I loved it.

The second day Iain took me scrambling. We managed through the rain and then the sunshine to consolidate he skills I learned on the first day. Again Iain showed patience (much needed) and lots of skill to get us up some super scrambles.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Iain and recommend whole heartedly the services of Kendal Mountaineering Services to any one who would like to learn the joys of being in the hills, even in the rain and the wind.

Thanks Iain, see you soon for a repeat, this time with my girls, hope you’re ready for them all, it’s going to be "fun".

Owen


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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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