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

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".


It was such an AMAZING experience we had with you on Sunday. Lauren & I were truly delighted with our choice of tours. You and your concern for our safety and fun made it simply wonderful. I certainly appreciated the fact that you noticed how tired I was becoming and allowed me to slow up and make the “safe” choices without making me feel like a complete chicken!! You are certain to see Lauren back there this summer as she has been talking about it ever since! If you are considering learning to Ghyll Scramble/Canyoning…I truly & sincerely recommend Kendal Mountaineering to everyone! And don’t worry…Iain will be sure you have a wonderful time while also ensuring your total safety!!! I am 45 and not in that great of shape but Iain made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities. I did things I never thought I could do and felt like a true champion thanks to his skillful leadership! Take a tip from me….this is an adventure of a lifetime and Iain is the ONLY one you should consider!Thanks again for everything. You certainly made my final day in the UK one I will NEVER forget!

Jill L. Weirich

We had a great time thanks and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anybody else. I enjoyed it so much I”ve investigated doing the activity down here in Portsmouth! Everything is great – looking forward to the spring and Level 2 – cheers Iain! (Caving trip)

Ian Durrant

Iain, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for an amazing and challenging day. I never imagined that I'd be climbing such a difficult route after just a few hours, but thanks to your knowledge and experience I felt completely safe and confident. You even managed to arrange perfect weather! (Lead Climbing course)

John Renshaw

I was on this trip and have got to say that the views from Sgurr Alasdair were amazing! This is a well managed week and I would highly recommend it. Iain is very experienced which helped us keep safe but still pack in as much as possible. Both the younger and older members of the group were up to the challenge and got on great. The cottage also created a relaxed place to enjoy some cracking food! Well worth the money!

Carl Killian

I went along on this trip too, safe to say it was a spectacular week. We were blessed with some really good weather later on in the days which resulted in some impressive views that we were guided to by Iain's thorough knowledge of the ridge. The layout of the week, staying in a cottage, made the fact that you didn't know each other much more relaxed, the evenings spent in the pub helped as well. I would definitely recommend this week to everyone!

Zoe Thrower

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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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