Guided Adventure in the Verdon Gorge


Posted on 2012-10-10 - filed under testimonials

Four packed days of climbing with Simon from Glossop (UK) culminating in the unforgettable "Pichenibule" Read more about this great week on his blog here:


Posted on 2012-06-10 - filed under testimonials

If you are considering scratching the itch that is the thought of Verdon- DO IT!

And if you go climbing with Alan, you'll be rewarded with a world of knowledge and passion that he has for this place and for climbing.

I have never climbed with a guide before having always just gone climbing with friends of friends and strangers whenever travelling to new places. I chose to this time as I was pressed for time (being there for work, I only had two weekends) and having not really climbed much in the time leading up, I was concerned committing myself to something above my ability. As a result, not only did I get an opportunity to climb in one of the most mindblowing places in the world (and i've been climbing over 8 years now in Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, US, Sweden, UK, Germany), I now have amazing memories of climbing with one of the coolest people i've met in my travels.

Alan, besides being a VERY talented climber is also a great coach with a wealth of experience; moreover, he is just a fascinating person that you can spend hours and hours talking with and listening to. And watching him climb, too, is a pleasure.

I'm looking forward to the next time I get a chance to look up at 200+ m of that magnificent limestone and also catch up on all the adventures.

Thanks again, Alan! 

Olga Poberezovska (Australia)

Hi Alan

Posted on 2012-05-20 - filed under testimonials

Hi Alan, 
Just thought i'd drop you a quick mail to thank you for the last 5 days. It was truly awesome and i dont think i'll top it for a while. 
Your tuition was spot on and i think i've learnt enough to keep me practising knots etc for the next 6 months! 

Also i'd really like to thank you for being so motivated as it just made the learning process effortless. You're climbing is something to aspire to and you are a true 'rope gun'!! 
Although i'd never abseiled before especially into a gorge with a one way ticket i felt completely confident knowing you could get us out if necessary. 

Back in the big smoke now, keep in touch and have a great time in Yosemite 


Tom Mackenzie (London UK)

Jaimella and Dave Espley (UK)

Posted on 2012-05-15 - filed under testimonials

Hi Alan, I am not sure if you remember, but you taught Dave and me the basics we needed for sports climbing last April near La Palud. We carried on climbing throughout our trip, stopping off in Arco and the Frankenjura, and when we got back to England we moved to the Peak District and learnt to trad climb. Thank you for giving us the confidence to do this (and helping us choose such good equipment). We even spent a week in February ice and mixed climbing in the Cairngorms and Glencoe Thanks again for everything. Jaimella and Dave