Rob Wills-International Mountain Guide

Rob is a highly experienced IFMGA Mountain Guide and mountaineer. He has been an instructor at Plas-y-Brenin and Glenmore Lodge.

With a list of ascents that would be the envy of many, including the North Face of the Eiger, Mt McKinley, a solo ascent of the Walker Spur and hundreds of Scottish Winter ‘big mixed monsters’.

He has climbed in Jordan, Israel, Alaska, The Himalaya, Yosemite and the Alps.

He spends his summers working as an Alpine Guide in the mountains above the Chamonix Valley, France and the Arolla, Saas Fee and Zermatt valleys in Switzerland.

Spring and Autumn sees Rob leading expeditions in the Himalaya and the Andes on behalf of Adventure Peaks. 

 

When Rob isn't running up and down mountains around the world, he's often found messing around (personal training, route setting, drinking coffee) at Redpoint Climbing Centre in Birmingham

Rob and Paula Minal from Redpoint

Or the Redpoint team come and join Rob in the Alps!

 

Summer 2017:

Check Rob's Calendar HERE 

 

What is a Mountain Guide?

A Mountain Guide is someone with the IFMGA carnet, the highest qualification in the world for leading people in the mountains, whether skiing, climbing or mountaineering. A BMG Guide holds the IFMGA carnet, which is the only UK qualification valid abroad for climbing and skiing off-piste on glacial terrain.

A Mountain Guide’s mountaineering background is consolidated with a rigorous training and assessment course lasting up to 5 years, with an apprenticeship period working alongside experienced Mountain Guides for 2 years before being finally certified to lead people in the mountains. Regular professional development training keeps Mountain Guides up to date with the latest techniques and standards.
In short, Mountain Guides are international mountain experts.