Welcome. Climb-Mountains is a small business run by myself, Ian Hey. I offer friendly and professional coaching and instruction in all aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering. Based in Snowdonia, North Wales I am also available to run courses throughout the UK. Most of our winter courses are run in Scotland. 

Instruction. Whether you are keen to try an activity for the first time or you are looking to develop on to the next level I can arrange personalised instruction to help you progress.

Guiding. If you would prefer a fun or challenging day out without instruction private guiding can be arranged to help you fulfil your personal dreams and ambitions.

Trips and Holidays. We offer a number of holiday courses both in the UK and in Europe. Whether it is a leisurely week with a bit of climbing thrown in or an action-packed week where you climb until you can't climb any more, the choice is yours


Please have a look around the site to see the sorts of things on offer. If you have an idea and don’t see it listed please get in touch because we can almost certainly arrange it for you.

Get in touch today by phone or email to discuss any ideas you may have without any commitment to make a booking.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.




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Discounted Summer Courses – 20% off

I’m Back! and running the full range of rock and mountain courses again this summer. After spending 4 of the last 5 years working at a wide range of locations in Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey I am now back in Snowdonia – and loving it! Already in the last month I have enjoyed scaring […]

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Big Summer Discount - 20% off

After a few years where I have primarily worked down in Antarctica, I am now back in North Wales and will be offering my usual full range of guiding and instructing courses again this summer. As a...Read more about Big Summer Discount - 20% off

New - Articles Download Section

I have finally got around to adding a load of safety and instructional articles to the website that are available for download. Use the main menu and go to Further Information - Safety Articles.There...Read more about New - Articles Download Section


  • Ian, many thanks for an outstanding weekend - you judged our ability perfectly and tailored the programme accordingly. We will be talking out that final pitch for a few years to come..... ~ Chas. Guided Scrambling
  • Hi Ian ! Thanks for making a great weekend for us we had a superb time in your company, really enjoyed ourselves. thanks for making up the CD for us, that's great. Looking forward to those action shots !! Would definitely be good to catch up with you again Ian .. we'll get on the case building anchors in the lounge and hopefully be up to scratch for the next time ! Karan just called me and we discussing stiff arms and shoulders but said she's dying to get up there again :-) !! ~ Rob and Karan. Intro Rock Course