Mountain Independence
Mountain Independence
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Adrenaline & Extreme ToursClimbing Tours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Mountain Independence specialise in climbing and mountaineering courses from our Basecamp in Llanberis - the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, coaching or instruction you can be assured of a fun, friendly, professional and personalized approach from our skilled and passionate instructors.
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Llanberis, Wales

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023
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Stephen W
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Great course, very knowledgeable and friendly instructor. Meeting place and walls very easy to find, with great communication and support also after the course.
Written 27 November 2023
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Pete S
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stu is a fantastic teacher, very down to earth and explains things in a really easy to understand manner. He taught me how to lead trad and now I’m doing my CWI qualification with him. Always a pleasure rocking up at base camp at 8am. See you again soon
Written 21 November 2023
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Ben F
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
I have now been on two courses (Intro to outdoor climbing, Learn to lead) with Mountain Independence, with Stu as my guide and I've had a great experience both times. Stu is a fountain of knowledge, experience and the patience of a saint. He showed my friend and I everything we needed to know to get us climbing outside inspiring confidence all the way. I also greatly appreciated him accommodating my request for less input when completing my first lead ascent, but expertly providing feedback when it was most needed. 10/10 great course, great guy!
Written 14 November 2023
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iHaveAsthma
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Back again to learn more climbing with Stu, but this time it was the learn to lead course. It was an excellent experience and I genuinely feel ready to take on more trad climbs without the guidance of an instructor.

Stu picked out the perfect locations for our skill/confidence levels, and his calm collected nature made for an excellent learning environment that I got a hell of a lot from.

Couldn’t recommend enough!
Written 20 October 2023
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Emily P
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
We went on a learn to trad climb course with mountain independence. Really enjoyed the course and learnt so much. Stu was a really patient instructor with tons of experience and knowledge. Highly recommended!
Written 13 October 2023
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Sam
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Stu ran an excellent course and I learned a ton, now feeling confident to head out on my own and start leading some routes around North Wales. Stu knows the area incredibly well and we managed to get loads of climbing in, heading to the right spots to stay safe and dry while the rest of Eryri got drenched. Attentive to the abilities of all course members and offered loads of practical advice that would take a long time to pick up on your own - highly recommended.
Written 13 August 2023
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Andrew D
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Awesome week learning to trad lead, and multi pitch with Stu Lade. Great instructor, knowledgable and professional. Advise anyone looking for rock climbing or mountaineering courses to give him a call. Thank you.
Written 6 July 2023
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Tom L
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Business
Great week spent learning to multi-pitch climb with Stu. Excellent instructor who knows all the best routes to hide from the weather. Learnt lots and would love to climb with Stu again. 🤙🏻
Written 1 July 2023
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Freddie L
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Just finished a rock climbing development week with Stu in N Wales - an excellent instructor which I highly recommend. Highly knowledgeable and an excellent teacher - thanks Stu!
Written 1 July 2023
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Michael E
Guernsey, UK1 contribution
May 2023 • Solo
I did Learn to Lead Sports climb through Mountain Independence, but at the location of the Queer Climbing Festival. An incredible weekend and such a good vibe. I am autistic and registered blind, so it is fantastic to be able to access courses and fully participate. I was able to genuinely be happy with 'getting however far I do' but fantastic to have done my first lead climb. Stu and the other participant - we all worked so well together, plus banter and chat, but serious when needed.
It was fun, comfortable and great climbing opportunities.
Written 18 June 2023
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