Rise & Summit Testimonials

"Kev taught us with patience, knowledge and humour which made the whole experience really enjoyable and fun. Despite the complexity of the techniques Kev demonstrated them in such a way that made them easier to understand and remember, as a result I am confident that I could recall them when needed. Excellent teacher and an extremely nice bloke."

Colin Baker
Rope Rescue Techniques

"Did a days trad at the Avon gorge with Kev recently and left feeling confident in going out and doing it without an instructor. Great style of teaching that allows you to assess your own and others work before Kev tells you what he thinks. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn trad or brush up on technique, gear placement etc."

Ben Taylor
Introduction to Trad Climbing

"Had a really good trad climbing introduction day run by Kevin. He has a really good teaching style and after just one day i feel comfortable leading easy trad routes and setting up anchors. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed while still pushing me through my comfort zones. I would definitely recommend Kevin's courses for anyone looking to get into trad climbing or learning new skills."

Saul Gold
Introduction to Trad Climbing

“Wasn’t sure what to expect, as my boyfriend booked the experience for my birthday. As soon as we arrived, Kevin gave me the confidence, and reassured me. It was an unforgettable experience. And felt looked after throughout the two days. Thank you again Kevin.”

Katherine & Frank
Cliff Camping

“Awesome experience, hanging out on a cliff tent above the sea in Pembroke. Definitely one memorable experience.”

Izzy & Tom
Cliff Camping

“I really enjoyed my course with Kevin. He was very patient and worked with me to build my confidence in gear placement and leading. I would certainly recommend his courses. Thank you so much for 2 extremely informative, fun days. Kevin was very supportive, patient and knowledgeable. I feel much more confident with leading, gear placement and anchor building. I can't wait to get back out on the rock! ”

Freya Ceen
Introduction to Lead climbing and Multipitch climbing

“Kevin is a knowledgeable and patient coach who inspires confidence. He took an outdoor novice like me and explained challenging concepts and techniques clearly so that I knew when I had placed gear safely - no mean feat! We went to Symonds Yat, which is an exceptionally breathtaking place to learn trad skills. I enjoyed every minute and would heartily recommend Kevin as a coach.”

Jemma Forino
Introduction to lead climbing

“We had a great time, was scared at first, and wasn’t sure what to expect. Kevin was very reassuring and made the experience go flawlessly, and felt safe throughout the stay on the portaledge.”

Sam & Andy
Cliff Camping