Name: George Hayton-Hines – Centre Manager

About: An avid & talented climber who enjoys nothing more than spending his days clinging to rock faces by the tips of his fingers. His favorite area to climb is the Lake District with its wide variety of crags and amazing views, but he has also been seen climbing in the Peak District and many other of the fantastic climbing spots around the UK.  He can usually be found in our bouldering room trying to solve one of his own maniacal problems!

Ambitions: To explore even more of the rock faces our country has to offer, and to step further abroad visiting new places and climbing to new heights.

Awards held: Single Pitch Award, RSA Level 2 Route Setter, Fundamentals 1-3, Climbing wall leading award.


Name: Nathan Hughes – Instructor

About: Nathan can be considered a human mountain goat with the amount of miles he’s racked up on his feet around the many mountains of the Lake District! Add to that his impressive list of treks and expeditions abroad, and you have a skilled mountaineer. He is also an accomplished climber with many traditional assents of routes around the lakes and further afield. A question about the lakes you say? Nathan would be the man to ask!

Ambitions: To become a winter mountain leader, and retain the correct number of fingers and toes in the process.

Awards held: Single Pitch Award, Moutain Leader Summer, Fundamentals 1-2, Outdoor Education Ba Hons.

Name: Ben Glover – Instructor

About: Ben is one of our younger members of staff, currently studying Outdoor Leadership at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside. He is a very keen individual, passionate about introducing the younger and older generations to the world of climbing. Ben has experience with a variety of climbing disciplines and ultimately has a yearning to gain more experience on the rocks of the UK, primarily in the Lake District. Like all of our instructors Ben is very enthusiastic and is dedicated to making your experience at our climbing wall special and memorable.

Ambitions: To seek out and summit more rock in the Lake District, and gain plenty of experience Trad Climbing!

Awards held: Climbing Wall Award, Lowland Expedition leader.

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Name: Jordan Cawar – Instructor

About: Jordan is adventurous at heart and loves nothing more than being challenged vertically. Whether that’s at the base camp of an epic mountain or the bottom of a huge cliff, Jordan has reached the summit countless times and cant wait for his next daring adventure! A man about gear with all the idea, Jordan is a good source of advice for what to take to the wilds of the alps, and wonderful valleys of the lake district! He can mostly be found under his beanie, which we’re not certain comes off…

Aspirations: Jordan aspires to gain even more experience in the outdoors with ambitions to further his knowledge of winter mountaineering, and multi pitch assents.

Awards held: Rock climbing instructor, mountain leader and Outdoor Leadership Ba Hons.

Name: Adam Strickland – Instructor

About: Most will recognise Adam from his enthusiastic attitude to Climbing and his love to get others started in the sport. That and hes quite noisy, energetic, and cheerful so its hard to ever forget him. With experience on mountains, caves and cliffs Adam inspires confidence in even the most fearful of those wanting to try our sport. He can mostly be found in our centre running our popular sessions with lots of smiling faces, or attempting to tell our manager what needs doing and being scowled at.

Aspirations: To climb grade 3 winter by the end of the year, get to the top of more Scottish mountains, and find Wasdale.

Awards held: Single Pitch Award, Moutain Leader Summer.