Brought up on Northumberland sandstone & Lakeland rock, Andy moved to Glencoe over 30 years ago. On a quest to climb and then intent on becoming a Mountain Guide, travel expanded to alpine north faces, desert rock, arctic skiing & ice climbing and Himalayan adventure. Andy has enjoyed climbing and skiing adventures of all sizes for 40 years! Climbing classic Glencoe rock, embracing full winter climbing conditions on Ben Nevis, skiing off piste in La Grave, ski touring remote Norwegian mountain plateaux, “cat skiing” in Iceland or swinging ice axes on icefalls in Cogne and Kandersteg; as long as he can tie into a rope or step into his skis and share the fun, he’ll be grinning from ear to ear!
Andy is also the Leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team which provides adventures of a different kind, day & night, summer & winter and gives him an intimate knowledge of Glencoe and some of it’s more “esoteric” spots!
This local knowledge means Andy is your right choice for a Glencoe Mountain Guide , whether backcountry skiing or off piste, rock climbing or scrambling the peaks of Glencoe and beyond!
Andy lives with his family in Glencoe in the West Highlands of Scotland, and resides in the Alps during the summer and winter seasons. For guiding in Scotland, the Alps, Artic Norway, Iceland etc. contact Andy. Andy is delighted to be assisted by The Mountain Boot Company with Black Crows Skis and Scarpa boots.
Andy uses bulletproof rucksacks made and designed in Great Britain by Built to Send.