A mountain skills training & guiding company

DIRECTOR BIO

'I've been climbing since I was twelve years old. It's a passion and a way of life. It's also something I love to share, whether that's with other experienced climbers, or with people who are just starting out. Sharing the adventure is a huge part of it for me. I set up Rise & Summit as a mountain skills training and guiding company offering a wide range of courses with something to suit everyone, from the complete novice to those looking to hone their technical mountaineering/climbing skills.

There's no one route that's right for all – we always tailor our courses to your individual needs. I'm personally involved in everything Rise & Summit does, and that's not going to change. I run all of the courses myself, and if additional instructors are required, I ensure they are fully qualified and suitable to help run our courses.

People On Mountain

One thing we don’t compromise on is the level of attention we give to every client. Hence, we have a strict limit on the number of people on each course.  So that we can give you our close attention, every step of the way. Consequently, we hope that coming on a Rise & Summit course is the start of a new adventure for you.

We’re not about ticking boxes, or confining you to a certain set of expectations.  Furthermore, we want to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to go out and have your own adventures. We believe that everyone can be inspired by the experience of being in the mountains. Our aim is simple; To help you surpass your own expectations. ‘The adventure starts here!’

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

  • Firstly, we are passionate about what we do, and about sharing that passion with you.
  • Secondly, our courses are designed to equip you with skills, knowledge and confidence.
  • Thirdly, we limit the numbers attending each of our courses.
  • Fourthly, we tailor our courses to suit your existing skills, fitness levels and requirements.
  • Finally, if you can’t find the right course listed, we’ll work with you to design one to requirement.

COURSE LOCATIONS

We select locations that best suit the content of the course, and the needs of our clients. Our courses typically take place at sites in:

  • North Devon
  • Somerset (Avon Gorge)
  • Gloucestershire (Wye Valley, Forest of Dean)
  • South Wales (Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire)
  • North Wales (Snowdonia)
  • Peak District
  • Lake District
  • Scotland

Our Winter courses generally take place in the West Highlands and Cairngorms, using Fort William and Aviemore as bases.  Either click here to view our winter courses, or choose a topic from our menu above.

Company Director and principal instructor Kevin Roet is a qualified Mountaineering Instructor, recipient of the award from Mountain Training. Mountain Training is the recognised awarding body for skills courses and qualifications in hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering.

Other qualifications include:

  • Avalanche Awareness courses at Level 1 and Level 2
  • Outdoor First Aid level 2 (renewed every 3 years)
  • Level 1 skiing from the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI)
  • PPE Inspection – RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
  • Approved Competent Person Certificate for the Adventure Activities Sector