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.
Thank you very much for an enjoyable and inspiring week in the Alps, and for your patience and good humour throughout. You have a completely satisfied customer and I hope to join another ISM course sometime in the future. Michael Firth · Classic AlpinISM (Instructional Course)