"We had a bloody brilliant time with Nick. He has a refreshingly ‘old school’ approach to teaching and was straight up about what we were doing wrong or not paying enough attention to—which we appreciated!"
"One glacier guide recognised Nick (pretty much everyone did) and raved about his impressive history of first ascents – Nige and I quickly realised he was a bit of a legend and we should suck the marrow, so to speak, with the time we had with him. We’d figured that at the beginning, after a couple of folk put a word in our ears, but it was pretty neat seeing the spontaneous feedback that he got up on the mountain."
"He was a great tutor, no nonsense, set us up with good challenges and made sure we were tuckered out and had huge grins at the end of each day, then topped it off with good cheese & crackers and wholesome meals."
"I was looking to advance my on-snow skills and test my fitness and both goals were more than satisfied. Nick’s experience (environment, weather, climbing, skills) were evident from Day One and made the trip. He pushed me beyond my comfort zone, while keeping me safe and motivated, and I have benefited greatly from his guidance. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick and AC on future guiding/training trips."
Gary Lewis, PIC, 2019