Hello I'm
Raymond Lathan Ball 30134

Membership Mountain Training Association

Membership Type Qualified Member

Membership Number 30134

Renewal Date 24/08/2024

Hello, my name is Lathan Ball and I have been a keen mountaineer and photographer for over 35 years. I began walking as a teenager with my parents in the Pennines (Weardale and Teesdale), developed basic mountain skills through school and scouts and at London University was vice-president and president of the mountaineering club - organising regular trips to the Lake District, Snowdonia, Peak District and winter trips to Scotland (completing classic mountain walks and climbing competently to winter Grade IV).
Over the years I have enjoyed walking in many different countries and environments. Outside of the UK I have walked and climbed in the Pyrenees, Alps, New Zealand and USA. A highlight was organising and leading an expedition to Nepal - completing the Annapurna Circuit and climbing to 19,500ft on Chuli East (22,486ft). During this trip I particularly enjoyed working with the Sherpas and porters and meeting people from different cultures. Over the last few years I have enjoyed walking with my family, introducing them to the mountains and helping them develop their skills and abilities.
I am excited by mountain photography and the challenge of capturing the timeless grandeur of the mountain landscape, the beauty of the ever-changing light and the individual character of each ascent. Many people asked me about my mountain photographs, the places they portrayed and how I recorded the images. As a result of these questions I established Mountain Explorer TM to provide high quality mountain photography courses, workshops, guided walks and photography adventures to off the beaten track locations. To find out more about my guided walks and photography courses please visit my website – www.mountainexplorer.co.uk.
I believe I am patient and understanding and would love to meet you, work with you and support you on your mountain journeys. So if you need a mountain leader please get in touch to discuss your requirements. My e-mail is lathan@mountainexplorer.co.uk
Winter Mountain Leader 23/02/2024 2.00
FLD - The Last Ice Age in the Westmorland Dales 23/08/2023 1.00
FLD -Hidden Geology of Dufton and the North Pennines 17/08/2023 1.00
FLD -Borrowdale Geology: An Introduction to Rocks and Landscape Interpretation 06/07/2023 1.00
Winter Scrambling Masterclass 04/01/2022 1.00