Providing Quality Instruction From A Mountain Enthusiast
Welcome to JB Mountain Skills Offering quality Climbing & Mountaineering instruction tailored to all levels of experience, abilities and aims. Based in Snowdonia, North Wales Jez provides a range of Climbing and Mountaineering courses as well as private guiding. Jez chooses great course locations in Snowdonia and across the whole UK to best suit your needs. Find out more about the courses and how to book by looking around.

Meet Jez

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.


12 Apr


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 >

07 Feb


The end of January and beginning of February weather has been pretty stormy but I've carried on regardless adapting plans as necessary!  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.


Instructor Training

Are you excited about rock climbing? There's something unique about the challenge of being on the rock face and it requires some unique skills. Learn these with Jez in some stunning locations.


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