Rich Gentry – Instructor

Mountaineering and Climbing

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About:

My year is split between North Wales and the West Coast of Scotland. I spend the majority of the year working in sunny North Wales, which is where I call home, and spend the winter based around Fort William where the snow and ice conditions are better.  I also like to spend time working on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye in the spring as it’s totally amazing.

In addition to UK work I run overseas expeditions which are primarily trekking trips to locations less travelled.

I enjoy spending time with lots of interesting people and the variety that comes with the work.  One week could be working on a Mountain Leader course, including camping and night navigation for people who want to work in the Industry.  The next could be a rock-climbing course climbing on classic crags around the area with people that are really keen to climb independently.

 

Qualifications:

  • Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (WMCI)

 

Achievements:

I spend a lot of time climbing and travelling in wild and adventurous places. Some of the highlights include climbing along the Andes in South America, trad climbing in Morocco and countless days on the sea cliffs of North Wales.

 

Ambitions:

I like to combine adventurous trad climbing and interesting travel. I’d love to get to Wadi Rum and climb the sandstone cracks as well as the old Bedouin routes, then head down and check out the ancient city of Petra to finish.  In the short term I’m planning to spend more time climbing the sea cliffs of Scotland.

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