Andy Ravenhill, Alba’s director has walked, climbed and worked in the Highlands of Scotland since 1988. He is well qualified and holds the highest national qualifications in mountaineering instruction the Mountaineering Instructors Certificate (M.I.C.) and is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (A.M.I.).

He has extensive experience of mountains all over the world as well as at home. This includes numerous trips to the European Alps as well as trips to the greater ranges of Asia and South America. With this depth of experience and the qualifications he holds you can be sure that Andy will do his upmost to make your trip with Alba memorable and informative.

The Staff who work with Andy at Alba Mountaineering are all well qualified professionals. You can be sure that they will be both experienced and qualified for the job in hand but will also be considerate and helpful. A strong emphasis is placed on enjoyment as well as training where appropriate to boost your confidence when out on the mountains, holidays or technical courses, summer or winter.

Throughout the year Alba covers the full range of Mountain activities. Winter brings more instructional courses for walkers, mountaineers and climbers. In the summer we have walking holidays up and down the West Coast of Scotland as well as scrambling and rock climbing Individual attention. The programme for the week involves five full days on the mountains. The week starts with a get-together on Saturday evening for a programme outline and equipment check. We will do our best to adjust our programme to your suit needs.

Going Trekking or doing a Trekking Peak? Then we can help you. Our leaders have worked extensively abroad and know what is required to climb the peaks advertised by other companies. Make the most of your ‘Big Trip’ by having a training week with us. Call or e-mail for advice as we are always pleased to chat.