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 Rock Climbing and Mountaineering courses as well as private guiding. Jez chooses 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.

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 in delivering Rock Climbing and Mountaineering courses, from his base in North Wales. Jez is at his happiest when he's out trad climbing, or walking in the mountains with his Collie called Hovis.


03 Jul


Ok, so be kind! This is my first attempt at making an instructional video, it's not perfect but it was interesting to make.

In the video I look at how to release a loaded guide plate, which you must, must, must know how to do safely if you use one.

I might make other videos, but only if I don't get too many "He's got a face for radio" or "He's got a voice for a book" comments!

(It's been a busy couple of weeks teaching leading and running a rock improver course, check out the Facebook page for more updates..)

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20 May


Fuelled by an extra strong Lavazza coffee this morning though, I had a flicker of inspiration for a blog subject. It's been written about a thousand times before and isn't the most thrilling subject I've ever written about, but it postpones me reading my Open University degree textbooks, brushing up on my Kurdish or watching more Breaking Bad in bed!
What are your five stand out bits of kit you use for work someone once asked me (they didn't really...), well, let me tell you, in no particular order...  Read >
06 May


Last year I did some work in Kurdistan as a mountaineer providing safety cover for a seismic oil project and this year I've come out to do some more of the same.

The work is quite varied and it's cool to be in a pretty unique place, which isn't without it's problems.

I did a blog about the work last year if you're keen to know more about work the work involves: Seismic Mountaineering Work

Back home we still have courses coming up, it's definitely rock climbing season so if we can help with providing you with the skills to start lead climbing, want guiding up some Gogarth sea cliff classics, or anything else, get in touch.

You can keep up to date with what's going on by checking out the Facebook Page.

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Hillwalking & Scrambling

Want to learn to Navigate? Become a Mountaineer by tackling some exciting Scrambles whilst learning some rope work? Or embark on the Mountain Leader Training Scheme? What ever it is explore this section for ideas...


There are a number of Outdoor Pursuits Instructor Training Courses out there these days, but this one is very different to most. Join us for an intense and exciting 5 weeks culminating with an SPA and ML course.


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 on some stunning crags in Snowdonia, North Wales.


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