Lakes Winter Skills - Open Ascents Mountain Activity Specialists

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Being independent in the mountains gives you a brilliant sense of freedom. We provide you with the courses you need to do just that, right here in the Lake District and Cairngorms.

Bespoke Guiding and 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.

Open Ascents - Mountain Activity Specialists
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