About Mountain Expertise
Mountain Expertise is run by Paul James a qualified and experienced Mountaineering Instructor Certificate holder. He is an experienced climber and mountaineer having climbed throughout the UK, in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Paul runs Rock Climbing Courses in Snowdonia through the summer and Winter Climbing & Mountaineering courses in the Scottish Highlands and Snowdonia in the winter. Paul offers flexible and personalised instruction or guiding so you can learn what you need from your time on the hill or crag. Mountain Expertise offers a range of rock climbing, winter mountaineering, winter climbing and mountain courses to suit all levels of ability - have a look through the tabs at the top of the page to find out more. Thanks for visiting our site and we hope to meet you out on the crag soon.
If you are interested in group adventure activity’s please take a look at our sister site SNOWDONIA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE. Running a range of fun activities for families, stag and hen party’s, groups of friends.
Paul James MIC Mountaineering Instructor Certificate)
Paul James holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. He is a full member of AMI and a registered member of the Mountain Instructors Community. He is also and an approved Duke of Edinburgh’s award assessor. Paul has personal and instructing experience throughout the UK. Having grown up in Derbyshire he holds a particular love for the Gritstone climbing in the Peak District. He currently lives in Wales in the summer and heads north in the winter to enjoy all that Scotland has on offer.
He started his instructing at a young age, as a black belt in Karate he was a Karate Sensei (instructor) in his late teens. After finishing university Paul moved onto climbing instruction working at Nottingham's climbing wall. Since then he has spent a period of time working at Plas y Brenin, furthering his qualifications and gaining experience in climbing, mountain walking, canoeing, kayaking and skiing. For the last five years Paul has been working freelance at a variety of centres in Wales and the Peak District, including Arthog OEC, Marle Hall OEC, Ogwen Cottage OPC, Llanrug OEC, Glenmore Lodge, Reaseheath College and Outlook Expeditions as well as a variety of private companies offering climbing and mountaineering courses.
Paul has a patient approach to his teaching and carefully plans his day to make sure you will have an enjoyable learning experience.
Find out what Paul has been climbing recently HERE>>