About Lakeland Ascents

Thank-you for your interest in Lakeland Ascents.

Based in the beautiful English Lake District, we offer a range of professionally run courses and activities both here in the Lakes and further afield in the mountains of Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Scottish Highlands.

For those seeking adventure, we offer exhilarating  days abseiling, gorge scrambling, canyoning, scrambling and rock climbing. These  make great multi-activity days and are perfect for groups of friends, families, corporate team building or Hen and Stag Doos.

We also run regular guided walks, including the National 3 Peak Challenge and the Lakes 10 & 24 Peak Challenges.

Our professional instructors run navigation courses for all abilities as well as our flagship Advanced Mountain Skills course and various rock climbing coaching courses such as Learn to Lead and Intro to Rock.

For those looking to develop their skills professionally, we provide refresher courses for all of the mountain NGB awards, including Mountain Leader and SPA.

During the winter, we run regular Winter Skills Courses and Winter Mountaineering & Winter Climbing Courses.

If you are a business leader looking to build your team’s cohesion, we also provide corporate guided walkscorporate adventure days and offer bespoke team building events.

Lakeland Ascents is owned by Si Withington, an instructor and Swift Water Rescue Technician based in the South Lakes. Si has over 15 years of experience walking, trekking, climbing, winter and ice climbing and mountaineering all over the world. His adventures have taken him from the fells of the Lake District, to the Highlands of Scotland, the mountains of Snowdonia and further afield to the ranges of the Himalayas, the High Atlas, Alps and the Tatras.

Si is also a member of Kendal’s Mountain Search and Rescue Team, whose rigorous training programme complements his formal mountain training and experience.

Experienced instructors will deliver all of the activities and training that Lakeland Ascents offer. Usually, Si himself will deliver your activity or course, but where this is not possible, we work closely with a number of high-quality associate instructors, who we guarantee will ensure that you have a memorable experience.

We look forward to working with you and tailoring your mountain experience to your needs, wishes and ambitions.

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Lakeland Ascents Director, Si Withington enjoying cascade ice in Norway

SPA Refresher