Well known for a ‘clean climbing’ ethic and adherence to the lightweight, ‘alpine-style’ approach he has a worldwide portfolio of first ascents including the NE Pillar of Taweche (Nepal), Raven’s Pyramid (Karakoram), Poi N Face (Kenya) and Kjerag N Buttress (Norway). Having qualified as a teacher and worked in outdoor centres in the 1970’s, he enjoys passing on the skills acquired over four decades of climbing and is keen to ensure that mountaineering’s unique ‘spirit of adventure’ is kept alive within ISM.
Pat Littlejohn IFMGA Guide
Raised in Devon where he developed a lifelong passion for sea-cliff climbing, Pat had notched up more first ascents than any British climber when he took over directorship of ISM in 1983.
Brilliant!! I was a walker at the start of the week. By the end had been on glaciers and climbed a 4000m peak!! It was a wonderful, wonderful, experience which i will never forget. It was excellent value for money and I hope to be joining you for years to come. Ian Twizell · Summits & Skills 4000m (Instructional Course)