Bespoke Adventure

Bespoke Guided

Adventures

& Courses

Guided Climbing, Private Hikes & Tailored Courses

It’s about you! We pride ourselves on listening to exactly what you need, providing honest feedback and building that relationship with our clients so that we can continue to have an interest in your ongoing mountain journey.

 

Whether you wish to enjoy a private climb, a hill walk up one of the more remote Wainwrights, wish to further your mountaineering knowledge or simply have that goal that sets you apart in the mountains. We will work together to design a bespoke itinerary that will meet your needs and fulfil your goals.

We are all looking forward to getting out there with you!

Bespoke Climbing & Mountaineering

The Lake District is the birthplace of British Rock Climbing. With its historical crags such as the Napes and Pillar Rock, the opportunities to climb classic rock climbs are endless.

We are also lucky enough to enjoy some fantastic low level cragging opportunities across the many great valleys of the Lake District including, Borrowdale and Langdale.

Added to this is the many mountaineering and scrambling possibilities across the whole of the Lake District including some amazing classic Ghyll and canyon scrambling.

Our guides will work with you, using their expert local knowledge to give you the experience you are looking for and the peace of mind that you are maximising your time in the Lake District.

 

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Examples of bespoke guiding in the Lake District with Open Ascents

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Suitable for Beginner & Upwards

 

Prices from £100pp

 

See FAQ For Full Prices & More Info

Bespoke Hiking & Mountain Walks

 

The home of the Wainwrights, Birketts and the highest summits in England. Discover a full range of amazing peaks and private hikes. Whether you are looking to have a private hike with a historical context, or simply wish to explore the more wild places in The Lake District. We can cater for all your hill walking needs.

From the heights of Scafell Pike to Striding Edge on Helvellyn there is something for everyone including amazing lower level fells and Lakes like Haystacks & Buttermere.

Our guides will work with you, using their expert local knowledge to give you the experience you are looking for and the peace of mind that you are maximising your time in the Lake District.

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Examples of bespoke hikes in the Lake District with Open Ascents

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Suitable for Beginner & Upwards

 

Prices from £30pp

 

See FAQ For Full Prices & More Info

Bespoke Winter Mountaineering

 

Looking for a private winter skills course? Wanting to experience the Scottish Highlands in Winter or wanting to have a bespoke package exploring The Lake Districts winter mountaineering possibilities?

 

We are lucky to have some amazing mountains in the UK, with mighty peaks such as Ben Nevis & The great plateau of the Cairngorms, fantastic locations to test out your mountain craft against the elements.

The Lake District offers us stunning views & a chance to tackle British classics under snow and ice, like the Helvellyn Edges and Scafell Pike

Our guides are on the ground locally so you can make certain you can find the right conditions, from ice and snow to the best mixed ground. From avalanche awareness to snow anchors, we have you covered this winter with client led experiences.

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Examples of bespoke Winter Mountaineering in the Lake District with Open Ascents

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Suitable for Beginner & Upwards

 

Prices from £30pp

 

See FAQ For Full Prices & More Info

Bespoke Courses & Learning

 

Have a project you are working on? Wanting to up skill? Or simply want to experience the mountains in a unique way?

We can provide a bespoke course package for you for all projects big and small. Technical and practical courses are all available, running with our ethos of promoting your independence.

Our guides will work with you, using their expert local knowledge to give you the experience you are looking for and the peace of mind that you are maximising your time in the Lake District.

Examples of bespoke courses in the Lake District with Open Ascents

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Suitable for Beginner & Upwards

 

Prices from £83pp

 

See FAQ For Full Prices & More Info

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How much does it cost?


Our bespoke pricing is tailored towards you having the very best unique experience tailored to you. On our bespoke packages are exclusive to you and your group. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Guided Walk & Climbs Discount available for group bookings & registered charities. Price is per day: Summer & Winter Walking & Hiking (no ropes) £180 per day up to 1:6 ratio Summer & Winter Climbing / Scrambling (With ropes) £200 per day up to 1:2 ratio -------------------------------------------------------------------- Discount available for group bookings & registered charities. Bespoke Courses are tailored and priced at an individual level, below are some examples; Bespoke two day course (No ropes) £500 up to 1:6 Bespoke two day course (With ropes) £600 up to 1:4




What kit will I need?


All PPE personal protective equipment will be supplied by Open Ascents. For climbing and mountaineering this include, Helmet, Harness, Ropes and protection. You will need to bring your own climbing and mountaineering footwear. Please see FAQ section for kit list on bottom header of website.




Why book with us.


- Experianced and qualified expert Guide - First aid qualified - 1% Charity Promise - Subsidised Courses - Client lead booking - Prestige Booking with no portals and no middle men - No spam, just continued intreast in your mountaineering journey There are many many outdoor providers out there. Do they all give 1% of their profit to charity? We are proud to support local charities, we are even prouder to provide subsidies courses once a year for people who feel the cost of a course is beyond them. Our drive and determination to provide unique client lead learning has led us to producing what we feel is a prestige approach to bookings. To put it simply all our bookings are bespoke. We will work hard with you prior to any payment to get the right plan in place for your adventures and courses. Your contact comes in directly to us, no booking portals and no middle man. Despite being called Open Ascents our bespoke bookings are private to you and your groups so we can focus on your own needs. We view your time with us as part of your ongoing mountaineering journey, we will continue to make contact with you after the bookings however there will be no spam, priding ourselves in creating relationships as you progress through your mountaineering life. Hey not to mention our expert guides with decades of experience and qualification.




What if there is bad weather?


With our bespoke packaged we will advise you on the best time for your plans to go ahead, this was we will anticipate what the weather and conditions will be doing. It might not be sunny all the time but we have enough local knowledge to seek out the best venues for your learning. If the weather and conditions are truly unworkable then we can reschedule for a better time at no extra cost.




How many people can you caiter for?


Our ratios to instructor are kept low for your learning. We beleive that everyone should be in an enviroment that makes it easy for them to show their best. Guided walks and hike are up to 1:6 Guided climbs and scrambles are 1:2 We can caiter for more at request.