Who is Higher

Professional and Qualified

My name is Anthony Eccles and I run Higher Climbing from the edge of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. I provide high quality mountaineering instruction and guiding in Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Mountain walking and Mountain Skills.

I am a highly experienced climber and qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI). 

For nearly 20 years I have climbed all over the UK and Europe, including the French Alps and Polish Tatra and various trips to Spain for sport climbing. In that time, I have been introducing and instructing people in the sport for at least the last 10 years, starting with when I was at university to now as a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing instructor (MCI). This is the highest rock climbing and summer mountaineering qualification in the UK.

I live on the edge of Snowdonia with my wife, Emma and our son, and our collie who sometimes joins me while working.

In addition to being an MCI, I am also a qualified teacher of science. 

My aim is to give you memorable and safe instruction, coaching and guiding so you can become an independent and safe mountaineer, climber, scrambler or walker.

Snowdonia - The Home of Mountaineering

Home to iconic mountains, amazing scrambling and some of the best rock climbing in UK.  There’s dozens of rock climbing venues with 100s of routes and they are condensed into a relatively small area. This means there’s virtually always somewhere to climb and you don’t have to travel very far from where you are staying to access the crags and makes Snowdonia an ideal place to learn the following skills: 

  • Mountaineering
  • Rock climbing (Multi-pitch, Sea Cliffs, lead climbing)
  • Scrambling (roped and unroped)
  • Mountain safety Skills
  • Environmental awareness
I also deliver guided mountain walking, scrambing and rock climbing days as well as bespoke courses if there’s something different you want to do. 
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Professional Association 

I’m proud to be a full member of the Association Of Mountaineering Instructors This is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors in the UK and Ireland. Members are required to stay current with ongoing personal development and agree to a code of conduct which can be downloaded here.