About......... High-Expectations established in 1993 is run by myself, Steve Spalding. I hold the Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC) the top UK professional  instructional award. I am also a full member of the    Association of Mountaineering Instructors    

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What's  on offer ....

My aim is to help you make the most of your time among the mountains in a professional, friendly and personal way . I usually work on all courses so you know who will be working with you.

I believe that Mountain Sports are about having fun and maximum enjoyment so you learn loads and are able to remember those top tips.

I provide a variety of mountain based National Governing Body award courses supported by Mountain Leader Training UK these include; Mountain Leader Award (Summer ML) training and assessment, Mountain Leader Award Winter (Winter ML) training and assessment and Hill and Moorland Leader (HML).

I can also provide skills refreshers and re-assessments in any of these  courses.

I also work with small groups and individual clients providing courses such as an Introduction to Leading , Skye Cuillin traverse, winter skills, guided climbing and summer walking.

For Centres, Schools and Local Authorities, I can provide a Technical Advisory consultancy including training and activity management for mountain, rock climbing, gorge walking and high ropes activities.

Please contact Steve Spalding if you have questions about courses or comments on this site.