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Get inspired, enjoy the freedom of being in nature and learn the skills you need to explore and experience wild and beautiful places in safety and confidence.


At Mountainwise we offer the best professional outdoor adventure activity training to young people, family groups and individuals. We are a registered charity (reg no. 1132529) and our mission is to promote community involvement and access to the joy and freedom that being in nature brings.

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions (Walking)

We have been delivering Duke of Edinburgh walking expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold level for over 25 years and were awarded The Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider Certificate in 2010.

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In my capacity as Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, I can thoroughly recommend the service provided by Mountainwise. They have been supremely efficient when it comes to organizing and planning for expeditions, and their long experience really shines through. Communication is good both during and before expeditions, and our students really benefit from the training days that Mountainwise provide. We are happy with the accessibility of the expedition locations, and training weekends are well managed. I can recommend Mountainwise without hesitation.
Noah Hillyard, University College School, London

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Mountainwise provide an outstanding programme by co-ordinating and running the expedition section of the award at Portland Place School. They guide and support students and staff throughout the process providing thorough information at the training day and expeditions. Mountainwise work closely with each individual to help them achieve their goals and alleviate their fears. The team at Mountainwise have been extremely helpful especially when needing advice. The service Mountainwise provide is well organised, efficient and reliable. I would thoroughly recommend Mountainwise to any prospective school or individual alike.
Sophie Pym, Portland Place School, London

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Mountain Training Awards

We deliver Mountain Training Awards in walking and climbing so you can get your boots on, go to the hills and get inspired. Learn the skills required to explore and experience nature in safety and confidence and lead others in navigation, campcraft, route planning and all aspects of climbing techniques.

All our indoor climbing qualifications, such as Climbing Wall Instructor are held in London at the Mile End Climbing Wall, London E3 5BE.

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Wilderness Therapy

At Mountainwise we work alongside a variety of agencies to deliver the Wilderness Therapy Outdoor Residential element which forms a part of a wider therapeutic framework helping young people and families facing complex difficulties.

Being in nature is enormously therapeutic, and our mission is to share this incredible learning and life enhancing experience with people who have had very little opportunity or experience of being outside of the urban context, or have severe mental health issues. Walking in wild and mountainous areas of the British countryside can have an enormously uplifting effect on mental wellbeing.

Mountainwise offers a range of bespoke Wilderness Therapy Residentials which can include:

For more details of our current projects please click here.



If you are interested in a bespoke Wilderness Therapy or would like to set up an Wilderness Therapy element in a broader therapeutic context please drop us a line at: info@mountainwise.co.uk



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