Hello I'm
Andy Moles 24437

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 24437

Renewal Date 30/06/2022

Please contact me for instructing or guiding in rock climbing, scrambling, navigation, hill walking and winter skills. I am widely experienced throughout the country, and spend much of the year travelling between the hilly and craggy parts of it. Whatever the weather, it will be an experience!
"Andy was a fantastic guide: calm, relaxed, professional and good company." -- feedback from guiding on Skye
"Andy took real care to understand what we wanted to get from our day. Besides being great company, Andy seems desperately keen on what he does and to ensure we as his clients were safe and interested." -- feedback from private climbing day in Peak District
"Couldn't have asked more from Andy...knowledgeable, clear, patient and covered everything we asked...Very impressed." -- feedback from Cairngorms winter skills weekend
Rock Skills Tutor Induction 29/11/2019 1.00
Hill & Mountain Skills and Rock Skills provider and course tutor induction - MTC and MTE 29/11/2019 1.00
MIC Reassessment - Teaching Day 07/03/2019 1.00
BMC / MCofS / MI - FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 11/11/2018 1.00

I have always loved going to the hills. Growing up, it was the Mournes. In my early 20's as a student in Edinburgh, I became increasingly obsessed with climbing. It didn't occur to me for some time that I would pursue a career as an instructor - I did it for myself, for the adventures, the friends and the craic.
At some point I took a notion to do Mountain Leader training. One thing led to another and in 2012 I found myself on the Instructor Development Scheme at Glenmore Lodge. Since then, I have been working as a freelance MIA and WML all over the country. Integrating my lifestyle and my job has been as rewarding as I hoped it would be, and I'm still as passionate about it as ever.