Welcome to JB Mountain Skills

Offering quality Climbing & Mountaineering instruction tailored to your level of experience, ability and aims.

Based in Snowdonia, North Wales we provide a range of Rock Climbing and Mountaineering courses, including the Single Pitch Award, as well as bespoke private guiding. We choose great course locations in Snowdonia and across the whole of the UK to best suit your specific aims and needs. Find out more about the courses and how to book by looking around the site or getting in touch and check out our Testimonials page.

meet-jez
Jez is a qualified 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 in delivering Rock Climbing and Mountaineering courses, from his base in North Wales. Jez is at his happiest when he’s out climbing, bouldering or walking in the mountains with his dogs Hovis & Oreo.

Latest Blog Posts

28th November 2016

It’s been a great year!

That might be an odd thing to say as it’s only November, but I’ve finished work for the year and have headed to Spain until Christmas time for some hopefully sunny sport climbing.

I’ve been really lucky this year to have done loads of great work, with loads of great people! Lots of teaching lead rock climbing, loads of teaching on Single Pitch Award courses and more Mountain Leader courses than ever before.

Thanks to all those that have been out with me this year, hopefully I’ll see you all for more courses or out and about using your new skills!

As always, check out the Facebook page and Instagram to see what we’re up to.

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Whilst I dislike having to turn the bedroom light on in the mornings when I wake up, it’s quite exciting to notice a little chill in the air!

Although winter is a little way off yet, it’s hard not to start thinking of winter climbing and mountaineering. We are running a few courses up in Scotland this winter and I hope to get lots of personal stuff done too.

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Whilst I was still at school I sent a letter off to Mountain Training requesting the scheme booklets for the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) and Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), I still have them in my mum and dad’s attic somewhere. These slightly confusingly named qualifications are the ones which qualify holders to teach pretty much all things climbing and mountain in the UK, in summer (Award) and winter (Certificate). To me at the age of 16 or so and really only just starting out climbing and hill walking, they seemed almost unobtainable and the people who had these tickets were like mountain gods or something. The instructors I met seemed to have so much experience, with tales and annecdotes to back up the things they were teaching me when I went on a couple of courses at Plas y Brenin, that it sounded like they would take me a lifetime to emulate.

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