Ecosse Mountains  was set up in 2003. I am a Summer/Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor   which enables me to work in the UK and Norway on all aspects of mountaineering & climbing. I am also a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.  and the AMI Scottish East MCI/WMCI trainee workshop trainer.

Norway Ice courses in Rjukan have been running since 2007. I have led 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.I am also an Associate member of staff at Scotland's National Outdoor Centre, Glenmore Lodge.

Originally from Dalkeith, just south of Edinburgh and based in the Highlands for nearly 20 years. I was lucky at secondary school to be introduced to outdoor education including walking and climbing, i really loved the outdoor environment and the challenge.

From 1988-1998, working in the Edinburgh area and having given up playing semi professional football, i spent most weekends "escaping" the city and venturing into the Scottish Mountains, walking and climbing as well as summer holiday trips to the Alps. 

I did initially attend mountaineering courses which were fantastic and they really inspired me to get out and do more and i suppose eventually pushed me into changing career to a job in the outdoors. Some photos opposite of my own adventures.

Having been a client and having spent time working in an industry where service is key, i make it my priority to continue providing a quality Professional Service as a Mountain Instructor.


"Everyone is a customer!" 


March 02, 2020

"Kevin was clear and professional in his assessment process but gave so much extra information and continued to develop us as candidates with little gems of knowledge and skill improvements whilst allowing us to do our own thing so to speak. Occasionally had to remind myself we were on assessment as he set a fantastic relaxed enjoyable atmosphere. Excellent week and very thankful for the effort and time Kevin put into us as candidates."

WML Assessment course

February 28, 2015

"The course content was spot on and Kevin our instructor was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There was a good balance between stopping off to focus on skills to simply having enjoyable days out on the hill. "

Winter Skills course

March 23, 2015

"Kevin was great, everything i had hoped for, no amount of questioning was too much and he set a great professional example to future MIC's." 

MIC Training course

March 07, 2016

"Kevin was excellent, right amount of mentoring and application of practical skills. I found Kevin easy going and confident, which helped teaching the skills.Kevin pitched things at the right level and always asked for feedback in order for us to clarify the learning points. Asking us to plan stuff was excellent!" 

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