Pat Littlejohn

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.

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.