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Our Staff and Guides

Tony Holliday is renowned for his meticulous planning and organizational skills and is involved hands-on in all aspects of our operations. A highly resourceful and determined character, Tony is an expert logistics man detailed with the responsibility for operational support and task management. He has also travelled extensively throughout Europe and North America and has trekking and mountain walking experience in the Lake District, Scottish Highlands, Dolomites, Slovenia, Canada and North West USA.
  Tony Holliday
Mike Lates is based on the Isle of Skye and started guiding in 1995. He has developed an unrivalled reputation for providing Cuillin outings of the highest quality. Teaching climbing skills is Mike’s forte. Mike is currently rewriting the Cuillin section of the guidebook to rock and ice climbs on Skye for the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Very few people have ever had such an intimate knowledge of the Cuillin. Abroad Mike favours the High Tatra mountains in Slovakia. No helicopters, no bolts and resembling an oversized Cuillin it is home from home. He is an experienced ice climber with many ascents including the Matterhorn and Eiger.
  Mike Lates - our specialist guide for the Cuillin Ridge
Tim Mosedale has been rock climbing and mountaineering for 20 years and holds the MIA, the Winter Mountain Leader Award and a Wilderness First Aid Certificate. Tim is a seasoned all round mountaineer and has lead over 20 expeditions to Nepal and India and has over 50 first ascents under his belt in Greenland. He also runs an annual trip to a 22,000ft mountain in the Everest region of Nepal and has summited both Everest and Cho Oyu.
  Tim Mosedale (Red) - Everest in background Ama Dablam expedition 2005

John Wady has worked as an outdoor instructor since 1997, in many different locations, from the south of France up to Iceland, with a particular personal passion for sea cliff rock climbing. John is a hands-on instructor who has worked with a a wide range of groups, including blind, deaf, and physically or mentally impaired groups in a mountain environment. His qualifications include SPA climbing and Mountain Leader award and he has experience of ice climbing in the French Alps and Iceland.

  John Wady scrambling in the Lake District

Klemen Volontar is a highly experienced mountaineer and runs our operations in Slovenia. Klemen has been a member of his country's Mountain Rescue Association since 1984 and is an experienced rescue dog handler and avalanche specialist. He was also a member of one of the first expeditions on Lofoten island - Norway (1980) and has visited the mountains of Hoggar (Ahagar) in Algerian desert (1983), East Germany and the Czech Republic (1984). He also has extensive experience in the Alps and guided an expedition to Aconcaqua (1995) and has guided in Nepal every year since 2000.


Klemem Volontar

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