Richard Bentley

I did use to have a real job years ago, but it seems hard to remember that now! I have been climbing and skiing all over the world for close to thirty years! eek!

For the past ten years I have been running my mountaineering business from the foot of Ben Nevis, living closer to the North Face than pretty much anyone. I suppose I am best known for coaching and teaching Winter climbing and my knowledge of ‘the Ben’. During the summer I am involved with training and assessing of mountaineering awards within the UK and am found guiding on Skye lots. When not doing this its quick hits out to the Alps. If climbing is my work then skiing is my passion, and I love the fact that you can continually improve no matter how long you have been doing it. 

I am also a member of Lochaber Mountain rescue Team, work as a ski patroller on Aonach Mor and regularly give courses and lectures for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland

My enthusiasm for the mountains is as great now as it was twenty five years ago, in particular I am passionate about winter climbing and am happy to discuss routes and epics (not ethics!!) with anyone.

My favourite day? First bin up La Grave on a powder day or seeing the grin on clients faces after they have just led their first decent grade winter route.

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