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Would you describe yourself as an adventurer, explorer or thrill seeker?
Do you have a family of swashbuckler’s looking for that adventurous day out?
Is life just a bit dull and boring at the moment?

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Is your life a 'bit DULL'?! Hmm...

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Get outside, seek adventure and 'Do More' with your LIFE!

If you prefer to 'Do More' with your Life, then you've come to the right place.

Are you…

o Not sure what you are looking for.
o Need help in choosing an adventure day out.
o Browsing for your next big adventure.
o Looking for the right person to trust and take care of you or your family.

You crave the feeling of freedom. You are ready to be re-energised and excited. You wish to take control of your everyday life.

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Absolutely fantastic, but still not sure?

Let me help, I have a few core beliefs…

I hold dearly to the premise that ‘I’m not just passionate, I care!’
I firmly believe you are capable of achieving more than you think, especially when given the right opportunity and environment. I make it my responsibility to help and guide you through this process.
Your adventure with me is based entirely on you and the experience you want. It will be at a level best suited for you.

I commonly hear “I wish I could do that” and “only if I was brave enough…” the reality is YOU CAN and YOU ARE. That is why I believe whole heartedly in my motto

Don't just Dream... Dare To Do!

‘Lee is an intense person with the innate ability to help people achieve above and beyond their expectations.’

MRA Client

​Welcome to Mountain Rat Adventures

Are you fed up with chasing your tail? Pardon the pun. I am a small friendly adventure company specialising in ghyll scrambling and canyoning in Cumbria. I can provide a wide range of mountaineering experiences you are sure to cherish for a very long time.

A little bit of back ground information about me the owner. I’ve always had a passion for teaching and instructing, and it was in my early years as a children’s fitness and adult fitness instructor that I found the natural crossover into the outdoors. As part of my own interest I frequently spent time paddling rivers and walking in the mountains. While scurrying around in the mountains, I found that I would come across people who needed help or directions. In fact, I found that mountaineering was very sociable on one scale and totally lonely at the opposite scale.

This became the catalyst for me to switch roles and become a mountain instructor, gaining both UK mountaineering and International qualifications. I have been involved in the outdoor industry since 1990 and never looked back. I have been lucky to move forward and have my family in my life - my number 1 fan is my little boy. I have a passion for the outdoors especially canyoning and love nothing better than imparting my enthusiasm and knowledge for the outdoors.

Although I may be repeating myself - I absolutely believe everyone can achieve more than they are prepared to believe.

The outdoor environment is a wonderful place to relax and de-stress, or it can be the best place to push limits - explore and find adventure. I make it my aim to deliver exceptional experiences in the mountains using canyoning and ghyll scrambling.

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Lee Wilson

Mountain Rat Adventures

Client testimonial

He is very people orientated, charming and sociable. It is not just about the experience but about the person. Gaining an understanding of the person to then have a better understanding of what makes them tick and then how to encourage and engage people within an activity to ensure that they get the most out of it. He is extremely passionate about the experience not just the activity. So although canyoning is: ‘what he does’ this comes with the caveat that he does that through understanding the person and having a personable approach to ensure you get the most out of the day.

The day is intermingled with technical talk, sociable chat and pure fun – the correct mixture of each dependent upon the nature of the day and the client.

A Journey: written by a friend

As the song goes: ‘The road is long…’

Experience is what Lee has – both of life and the great outdoors. Lee has been involved in the outdoor industry since the 1990’s? Gaining college qualifications before working for an outdoor centre. He has spent personal time and effort in gaining experience in many areas, such as walking, climbing and ghyll scrambling before realising that canyoning – and more importantly the ICOPro approach – is what resonates most with him. It ignites his passion and his admiration for this approach which he adopts in all sessions.

His view of the outdoors: The great outdoors is something to share and enjoy – not simply look at but be at one with, participate in the best it has to offer. Pushing yourself to the limits without losing sight of the importance of fun and enjoyment.

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Hello, I'm Lee Wilson. Let me take you on your next adventure.

I help people have amazing outdoor experiences, ghyll scrambling and canyoning in Cumbria...

I would like to say a big thank you too Lee and the team at Mountain Rat Adventures we had a lot of fun canyoning and at all time we felt safe and warm whilst in those cold waters.  Would highly recommend and will be back in 2018.

Stephen

TripAdvisor