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.


10 Oct


I've been working on a number of Mountain Leader Courses over the last few months and whilst working on Training courses or Refreshers the topic of conversation inevitably comes on to Assessment top tips at some point!

So, I've put together my top five general tips, in no particular order.... But do remember, as a potential Mountain Leader you shouldn't forget the assessment is just a little snap shot and the real focus should be on becoming a good leader for working with your future clients....

1. Relax  Read >

28 Sep


Another successful Instructor Training Month is drawing to a close. All that's left is for Pete and Antonia to complete the official Mountain Leader training that we have starting on Monday with another 4 people joining us on the course. The Single Pitch Award training was completed last weekend.  Read >

08 Sep


The instructor training month is into it's second week and we've stayed dry everyday so far...!

We've been climbing on Idwal Slabs, Tryfan Bach, Lion Rock, Union Rock and Bus Stop Quarry. Lot's more planned for this week including Holyhead Mountain, Tremadog, Llanberis Pass and a technique session at the Beacon followed by some bouldering outside.

Our instructor training month is slightly different to most traditional courses, we operate on low ratios so we can tailor what we do to our clients needs. This means we're out climbing quality routes and logging quality mountain days learning lots on the way. Later on in the course there is a Single Pitch Award training course and a Mountain Leader training course.

For more information on the course take a look on the Instructor Training page and see loads of shots on the Facebook page...

I also had a client who wanted to experience a great mountain route so we decided on doing Grooved Arete, a classic V Diff on Tryfan. We had a great day on what is an outstanding route, finished off with a pint in the Tyn y Coed - not many better days than that!  Read >

26 Aug


Today was supposed to be an admin day, but after only ticking off a couple of jobs I was thinking how busy Snowdon must have been at the weekend, it being a bank holiday and all. There's been lots of Facebook posts and other media attention surrounding the amount of litter on our hills, mainly on the big three - Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon, partly due to 3 Peakers but certainly not solely.  Read >

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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