- Professional Mountain Guiding in Scotland's Far North

WELCOME TO KING MOUNTAINEERING!

John King

King Mountaineering is operated by John King and offers a tailored mountain guiding service in Scotland’s far north.

John is an experienced mountaineer, Summer Mountain Leader (ML) and Single Pitch Award (SPA) holder who has been hillwalking, scrambling and climbing throughout the mountains of the UK his whole life.

Growing up in and around Glasgow, John first developed his love of the outdoors in the Scottish Highlands. Taking every opportunity to get out into the hills he has explored many of the wilder and remote corners of the Highlands, in all seasons, and has built up an intimate knowledge of the Scottish hills and glens as well as a keen interest in the ecology, geology and history of the natural environment.

He completed the Munros in 2013 (and is currently well on his way to a second round), has visited many Corbetts and Grahams, and in recent years has also explored many of the UK’s other significant peaks. John also enjoys getting his hands on rock and has completed many of the UK’s classic scrambles and is a keen rock climber.

John is passionate about passing on his knowledge and skills, and sharing his enthusiasm for the hills with others. This led him to qualify as a Summer ML in May 2014. Since then he has gained the SPA award and has a Winter ML Assessment coming up during the coming season. He also holds a current outdoor emergency first aid certificate and is a full member of the Mountain Training Association.

Having recently moved to Scotland’s far north to set up King Mountaineering, John is excited to enable others to enjoy the spectacular mountains and vast open spaces that northernmost Scotland has in abundance.

King Mountaineering aims to help each of our clients enjoy the hills safely and make the most out of their trips to this remote part of the Highlands. This website is designed to give you a taste of what is on offer in terms of guided hillwalking, scrambling and various skills courses. In addition to bespoke guiding tailored to your specific aims and objectives, we also have a range of planned trips detailed on the upcoming events page.

If you’re planning a walking trip in the North get in touch and we can discuss an itinerary to suit what you would like to do in the hills.