Kevin Rutherford is an outdoor professional with nearly 20 years experience working in the
outdoor industry. He holds the Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor qualification which
enables him to work both in Summer & Winter in the UK & Norway on all aspects of
mountaineering & climbing. He is also a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors
and is the AMI Scottish East MCI/WMCI trainee workshop trainer.
The Norway Ice courses in Rjukan have been running since 2007. Other leadership experience
includes leading successful trekking trips twice to Mount Kenya and Killimanjaro and also twice
to Mera Peak and Island Peak in Nepal working for Jagged Globe and Adventure Peaks.
As well as running Ecosse Mountains, Kevin freelances on various other types of outdoor safety work and for other adventure organisations including -
Scotland's National Outdoor Centre Glenmore Lodge, working on all aspects of Mountaineering including training and assessing on NGB qualifications.
Mountain & Water Safety Specialists, working as a safety consultant within a very experienced team looking after staff/crew on remote and challenging film & tv venues.
St Aloysius College, managing Duke of Edinburgh groups and team instructors to provide safe and inspiring experiences.
Archaeological dig sites, providing a full package from paperwork, safe access and safe digs sites on remote and challenging venues.
Originally from Dalkeith, Kevin was lucky enough at secondary school to be introduced to outdoor education including walking and climbing, loved the outdoor environment, the challenge and even back then a seed had been planted with regards to mountains.
From 1988-1998, working in the Edinburgh area and having given up playing semi professional football, Kevin spent most weekends "escaping" the city and venturing into the Scottish Mountains walking and climbing as well as numerous summer holiday trips to the Alps.
Prior to Kevin's own initial adventures, he did attend mountaineering courses which were fantastic and they really inspired him to get out and do more and eventually pushed him into changing career to a job in the outdoors.
Having been a client and having spent time working in an industry where service was key, Kevin makes it a priority to continue providing a quality Professional Service as a Mountain Instructor.
"Everyone is a customer!"
Kevin also currently works on all aspects of MTUK Training and Assessment courses, SML to WMCI and is a WMCI Mentor for the Association Mountaineering Instructors. If you are interested in being mentored through one of the fantastic MTUK qualifications, drop Kevin a message!