Holder of the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI) award and a qualified coach, with Antony you are in experienced safe-hands.

Antony has climbed in some of the world’s premier locations, Yosemite Valley in California, The Lofoten Islands in Norway. He loves to climb, enjoys talking about the deep psychological impact and self-improvement that climbing can bring to your life.

As an International Mountain Leader (IML), Antony has a great interest in the mountain environment and it’s culture. He has lead treks around Dhaulagiri in Nepal (the world’s 7th highest peak) and low-level adventures through the more remote foothills of the Annapurna massif. Antony says that “It’s a pleasure to just spend time in the mountains with different people. Time in the mountains is great for mental health, building friendships and learning about yourself. It is like meditation for me.”

In the winter Antony can be found in Scotland, enjoying the winter ice-climbing with clients and teaching new skills to winter hill walkers. As an experienced Winter Mountain Leader (WML), Antony understands the winter landscape and hazards that it holds. A day-out in the winter mountains with him is always: safe, enjoyable and great fun.

Antony’s favourite climb.

Gillercombe Buttress (Severe) in Borrowdale, the Lake District.

“Because it’s great day in the mountains with some fine, relaxed-climbing. Whether I’m with a good mate or a client, it’s a fabulous day out.”

If he could climb anywhere in the world.

 “I would love to climb on Stetind, Norway’s national mountain.  There are some long,hard-routes there that I really want to climb. Spending the night sleeping on the summit too, what an adventure!”


Antony McPhillips MCI, IML, WML

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

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