Experience! The images below are of Andy Brown on Ben Nevis after ascending Tower Ridge in September 2004 and after ascending Tower Ridge in 1976 a full 28 years earlier! When you go out on the mountains with Andy you have years of mountain experience to draw on!

Andy Brown on Ben Nevis
Andy Brown on Ben Nevis
Andy Brown on Ben Nevis

Andy leading clients across the Eastern Traverse on a winter ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.


What about qualifications? Andy is a fully qualified member of The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, The Association of Mountaineering Instructors, The British Association of Snowsports Instructors & the British Association of International Mountain Leaders and has 38 years experience of working in the outdoors. Andy is an experienced classroom teacher and school based Youth & Community Tutor. He was formerly a member of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres and an Instructor/Associate Trainer for Outward Bound. Andy has worked for 3 LEA·s, in schools, residential outdoor centres and residential schools abroad. He still teaches Physical Education and Geography.

His NGB qualifications include:-

  • SPA Award,
  • Mountain Leadership Award (Summer),
  • Mountain Leadership Award (Winter),
  • International Mountain Leader Award,
  • Mountaineering Instructors Award,
  • Mountaineering Instructors Certificate,
  • BASI Grade 2 Alpine Instructor,
  • Mountain First Aid Certificate,
  • RYA Yachtmaster/RYA Senior Instructor/RYA Safety Boat/RYA VHF Operators Licence.
  • Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Other staff brought in to assist are also fully qualified and experienced in their field of work.

What about safety? Instructors would always carry a mobile phone, map & compass, emergency rations, whistle, first aid kit, emergency shelter. Our itinerary would be left at the home base, with our home emergency contact when operating in remote areas. Staff/participant ratios are always in line with National Guidelines and safety, enjoyment and learning are our priorities.


How much does it cost? Prices Adventures CHARGES £30
per hour as a base level for the provision of mountain activities. Some equipment e.g. helmets, harnesses, ropes can be provided. All courses and itineraries are individually planned and prices are negotiable for extended trips etc; don't hesitate to call to discuss your particular requirements. Please do not hesitate to ask! Bookings are considered firm in the diary when a deposit of 50% of the agreed fee is received. Cheques payable to Andy Brown please or you can pay direct using online banking, details on the booking form under downloads.


What about licensing? Andrew Brown is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service to provide rock climbing, abseiling, ice climbing, gorge scrambling, hill walking & mountaineering, sea level traversing, improvised rafting & sailing. Licence details can be confirmed by calling the licensing service on 029 2075 5715.

License R1076 under Andy Brown Adventures or click on the following image:

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What about insurance? Participants are recommended to take out their own personal accident insurance, there are links below to suitable companies! Cover can be taken out which covers you for e.g. rock climbing and abseiling even if just for a two day break in the UK.

Travel Insurance from Jade Stanley!

Insurance with options for adventurous activities.