About Highland Ascents

Thank-you for your interest in Highland Ascents.

Highland Ascents is the sister company to established Lake District guiding company, Lakeland Ascents. Based from the exhilarating west Highlands we offer a range of professionally run courses and guiding experiences throughout the year.

Highland Ascents and Lakeland Ascents are owned by Si Withington, an instructor and guide based in the South Lakes during the summer and the Scottish Highlands during the winter months. Si has over 15 years of experience climbing and mountaineering in both summer and winter all over the world. His adventures have taken him from the fells of the Lake District, to the Highlands of Scotland, the mountains of Snowdonia and further afield to the ranges of the Himalayas, the High Atlas, Alps and the Tatras.

Si is also a member of Kendal’s Mountain Search and Rescue Team, whose rigorous training programme complements his formal mountain training and experience.

Experienced and qualified instructors will deliver all of the activities and training that Lakeland Ascents offer. Usually, Si himself will deliver your activity or course, but where this is not possible, we work closely with a number of high-quality associate instructors, who we guarantee will ensure that you have a memorable experience.

We look forward to working with you and tailoring your mountain experience to your needs, wishes and ambitions.

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Highland and Lakeland Ascents Director, Si Withington enjoying cascade ice in Norway