Jez is a Mountaineering Instructor who started JB Mountain Skills in 2009 and has been working in the outdoor industry since 1999, he continues to show great passion and enthusiasm for all aspects of it. Jez is at his happiest when he's out climbing, or walking in the mountains with his Collie called Hovis.
After a busy couple of weeks on the instructor course and a successful SPA training then ML training I've had a much needed week off!
I've done some training indoors at the Beacon, climbed Psychotherapy E2 5c and Last Tango in Paris E1 5c in the Slate Quarries at Llanberis, finally got round to doing Cemetery Gates E1 5b on Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass, helped do some re-bolting in the Slate Quarries (Mountain Training News Link)and had a relaxing day seconding more routes in the Pass. I'm probably more tired now and I've picked up a slight finger injury but it was worth it!
Today I was in the Ogwen Valley running an Intro to Multipitch day for Simon (Facebook Link) and tomorrow I'll be running a Self Rescue day.
A busy week next week too starting with a few days doing some staff training for Allnatt Venues in Swanage where we'll be looking at climbing n their tower and at Dancing Ledge. Read >
Hillwalking & Scrambling
If you're a keen hillwalker looking to open up more exciting options in the mountains or if you just want guiding up a challenging route then you'll definitely benefit from joining a scrambling course.
Jez has been involved with training outdoor instructors for over 5 years and it's something he really loves doing. There are a number of Instructor Training Courses out there these days, but this one is very different to most.
"Jez was excellent and supported me with the various areas I wanted a refresher on. I went on to pass my ML assessment the following week!"
AS, Mountain Leader Refresher in N Wales
"Jez chose some fun routes but taught me heaps at the same time. All in all, I got loads out of today and really excited to carry on the multi-pitch and sea cliff climbing"
MA, Multipitch Day in Cornwall
"We had a great day Jez! It was incredibly worthwhile and we are looking forward to seeing you again before the assessment - would highly recommend you to anyone who wants to get out into the mountains!"
JA, SPA Refresher
"I did my training with Jez Brown, I couldn't have had better. Top trainer and all round top bloke - definitely recommended!"
GH, Instructor Training Course
"Jez was a perfect guide, and balanced the differing skills of two middle aged climbers so deftly that I didn't notice I was being managed. He showed enormous patience and passion for the activity, I'd have to say he was the best guide I've ever employed"
JG, Mountaineering Day in N Wales