West Coast Mountain Guides
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WEST COAST MOUNTAIN GUIDES UNDER NEW OWNER
Hi folks, I'm handing on the business to my good friend and fellow instructor and guide, Bruce Poll. I’m not retiring, far from it, however at the tender age of 67 I’d like the company to continue successfully rather than close the door and turn out the lights on 25 years of passionate self-employment in the mountains. I will be continuing to instruct/guide, but at a much reduced level, and reducing a considerable amount of admin and organisation. The changeover will inevitably involve us both working together on outstanding courses in the pipeline, so if anyone wishes to contact me about that, please feel free to get in touch.
I hope you will all support Bruce in continuing to make West Coast Mountain Guides the success it has become. We both value good customer service, both on and off the mountains and will always try to answer your questions quickly and fully as in the past. I wish Bruce and his partner, Vicky Armstrong all the best in what I hope will be a long association with the brand I have created over the last 25 years. A few words from Bruce below, thanks, Alan Kimber.
I feel very honoured and excited at Alan’s invitation to take on West Coast Mountain Guides as Alan plans to take things a little easier after 25 years at the helm of this now well recognised mountain brand. Since getting involved as a teenager, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy many aspects of the outdoors over the years and have skied, climbed, paddled, paraglided, sailed and run my way around many mountain areas of the world. Alan and I have worked together for over 15 years, both in Scotland and abroad and have shared many great days personal climbing.
Alan’s direction for West Coast Mountain Guides to offer quality instruction and guiding, along with helpful advice at the end of the phone is something I intend to continue. My passion for all forms of enjoying the great outdoors has remained undeterred for over 25 years and I hope to share this enthusiasm with you. As Alan’s wife Sue has supported Alan over the years, I will be aided by Vicky Armstrong, who also has a strong outdoor background and is equally as passionate about our outdoor environment.
The Scottish winter programme is an important part of West Coast Mountain Guides and I hope to use this as a springboard for those who wish to explore Alpine courses, both in the summer and winter. Similarly, the popular Scottish scrambles and opportunities to explore Skye will continue, supported by well recognised, West Coast Mountain Guides instructors and guides. I hope an evolution for West Coast Mountain Guides will be into the world of ski touring and off piste ski courses as both skiing and journeying through the mountains on skis is a strong passion of mine.
I have met many of West Coast Mountain Guides clients before and look forward to meeting more of you in the future. Alan and I will remain in contact and his guidance and expertise will be invaluable throughout the transition. On behalf of all his clients may I wish him a happy reduction in workload (not retirement) and many more enjoyable days in the hills. Many thanks, Bruce Poll
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Experience the challenges and skills of winter. All levels catered for.
- Christmas and New Year
- Prepare for Winter
- Winter Mountaineering Intro Weekends
- Winter Mountaineering Intermediate Weekends
- Winter Climbing Weekends
- Introductory winter courses
- Winter Mountaineering
- Student Courses
- Winter climbing: Introductory to intermediate
- Winter climbing intermediate to advanced level
- Winter Climbing - Ben Nevis - CIC Hut
- Shorter Winter courses
Get away from climbing walls to the quiet of the Scottish Glens.
- Mountain Navigation and Safety Weekends
- Summer Scrambling & Mountaineering
- Isle of Skye - Cuillin 'Munros'
- Isle of Skye - Black Cuillin Traverse
- Isle of Skye - Black Cuillin Half Traverse
- Easy Rock - Rock Climbing in Scotland
- Classic rock climbing courses
- Skye rock climbing - Five Day courses
- Stacks of Rock
- Rock climbing around Scotland
A logical step from the Scottish mountains. All levels catered for.
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