With an ever expanding Alpine climbing and ski touring season, and with Scottish winter and Skye mountaineering courses continuing to be busy, we have brought in Ken Applegate and Hannah Evans, who are based in Fort William, to head up our Scottish mountaineering and climbing courses.
Over the past couple of years, since taking over West Coast Mountain Guides, we have been developing both our Alpine ski touring and cascade climbing courses, along with running our flagship Scottish winter and Skye mountaineering courses, all of which has led to an increase in administration and additional pressures on logistics, to the point that we feel our level of service is beginning to feel the strain. It therefore makes sense to bring in Ken and Hannah to spread out the work load, and ultimately offer quicker turn around times to enquiries and deliver smoother courses, right from initial contact and booking, through to enjoying yourselves in the mountains.
Ken, who holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate and International Mountain Leader, and Hannah, who holds the Winter Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader, have been based in Fort William for the past 8 years, and have worked and climbed extensively on Ben Nevis, in Glencoe and throughout the Scottish Highlands. In between seasons, they seek adventures ski touring, rock and alpine climbing, and recently successfully summited Ama Dablam (6956m), as an independent team, in the Nepalese Himalaya. They are both part of Lowe Alpine’s Outdoor Team, and regularly test clothing and equipment for Lowe Alpine and Rab and will bring a wealth of experience into West Coast Mountain Guides and have a constant presence in Fort William.
Phone number: +44 (0)7799 863068
Vicky and I will continue to process all Alpine enquiries, both summer and winter.