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Meet the Ready to Rock instructors

The instructors for the Ready to Rock outdoor rock climbing courses for adults and the climbing support for clubs will be members of AMI, the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and will hold either an Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, or Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification.

Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors are qualified to instruct mountaineering in non-winter conditions including all aspects of rock climbing, both single and multi-pitch, plus hill walking and scrambling.

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Intructors are qualified to instruct all aspects of mountaineering, both summer and winter, including rock climbing, scrambling and technical snow and ice climbing and winter mountaineering.

Instructors will be based in the area listed, but may arrange courses further afield.

Davy has been climbing and mountaineering for over 25 years, throughout the UK and Europe.  Some of his best experiences have been climbing new routes in the western Highlands and on remote mountains in Iceland. Davy climbs, skis, hill-walks and cycles in his spare time, and has also been seen in a kayak. www.mountainactive.co.uk


Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and Foundation Coach Award


07866 193 660


Davy Virdee.

Max has been living in Fort William running Hunter Mountaineering since 2010. He began as a secondary school teacher, but after six years teaching decided to switch full time to the outdoor industry - initially as a teacher of Outdoor Education. He subsequently qualified as a MB leader, canoe & kayak coach, caving instructor, mountain leader and climbing instructor. He has now been working in the outdoors for 25 years, working solely on Mountaineering and Climbing since he moved to Scotland. 

"I love climbing and all my holidays and free time are spent climbing or training. My favourite discipline is still summer trad climbing, although youíll also find me clipping bolts, bouldering and swinging axes. Iíve climbed in both hemispheres, up to 6,400m and had many adventures along the way."


Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)

Mountaineering and Climbing Intructor (MCI)

Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (WMCI)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Qualified teacher with 14 years experience. 


Email : max@maxhunter.co.uk

Mobile : 07724740225

Max Hunter.

I started climbing indoors at school and was always interested in getting outside. I joined a university mountaineering club where I finally got out and learnt from peers. I learnt a lot by experience, which is never always the easiest way to progress, but this gave me a passion to help others develop without having to learn to hard way. I started work at local climbing walls and now manage the wall in Stirling where I have established a junior club (Stirling Spiders) and also work with local groups. 

I love getting out climbing in summer and winter. Visiting new cliffs and climbing on mountain routes are some of my most memorable and enjoyable days out

Qualifications: Mountaineering and Climbing Intructor, Development coach trained


Email: pete_gn@hotmail.com 

Phone: 07813189888

Peter Nellist

I've been obsessed with climbing since I was 17 and have been lucky enough to find a way of working as an instructor and coach. I've climbed all over the world but live the variety of climbing in the UK, and love to introduce people to that variety and the opportunities it offers.

Qualifications: I am a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor with development coach training.


Email : Niccrawshaw@hotmail.com

Mobile:  07769675854.

Nic Crawshaw.