About Us


Lake District Mountaineering is a professional mountain guiding company specialising in skills courses, guided mountain days and outdoor activities across the Lake District. 


All guides working for Lake District Mountaineering are qualified, knowledgable and passionate within their sport and profession.  Our associate instructors are all insured, first aid trained and up to date with best practice within the industry. 

Why choose us?


Lake District Mountaineering provides a bespoke service that is dedicated towards you and your expectations, we really value the experience of our customers.

Small Ratios

Our ratios are small, meaning the focus is on delivering an inclusive experience for our customers. 

Local Knowledge

We have good local knowledge of the area we live, work and play - we know the mountains of the Lakes intimately meaning we can design itineraries to suit your needs.  


We strive for best practice, safety is never compromised - we draw on our first rate experience and knowledge when making these decisions.


All our guides are friendly, passionate and enjoy leading people in the mountain environment. 



The company is run by Sam Marsland. Both professionally and personally, Sam has been involved in hill walking, rock climbing and mountaineering for over ten years.  He has an enthusiasm for the natural environment and a passion for outdoor learning. Sam is excited to share his technical skills and mountain knowledge to offer an inspired and educational day in his company. 


Sam's experience ranges from UK mountaineering, to rock climbing in North America and alpine climbing across Europe, along with guiding on the glaciers and summits in Iceland. 

Sam holds a BA (Hons) degree in Outdoor Leadership from the University of Cumbria. He has undergone training and assessment in the Summer & Winter Mountain Leader awards and also holds the Rock Climbing Instructor award. Sam also holds the NNAS Navigation Tutor Award. These qualifications were achieved through the Mountain Training Association. 


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Call or WhatsApp: 07458353048

Email: info@lakedistrictmountaineering.co.uk