Winter Skills Courses and Walks with pen Ascents - Mountain Activity Specialists

About Us


Open Ascents are mountain adventure specialists based in the English Lake District. Delivering climbing, mountaineering and adventure activities. Open Ascents pride themselves on creating learning environments to provide their clients with skills and experiences for life. A collection of outdoor professionals all specialising in their own field. With years worth of experience all our guides and instructors are fully qualified for the activities they perform in, insured for your peace of mind and highly first aid qualified. ​

Your activities will mostly be headed up by John, who has climbed and worked all over the world from Nepal to the European Alps, John has over a decade experience in the Outdoor industry, a member of The Association of Mountaineering instructors (AMI) the highest level of instructors in Britain and is a full-time member of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team. ​

Our Commitment


Our company aims are to provide first class mountain experiences bespoke to the individual, provide our clients with the skills to be independent in the mountains and provide an open environment for all with subsidised courses, our 1% charity donation promise and price matching activities.

About Us - Open Ascents
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Great End Winter Climbing - Open Ascents
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