Introducing Jack Thompsett
Since then, Jack has been a keen skier, climber and alpinist, performing at a high standard in all disciplines, driven by a constant desire to further his abilities. He has a particular interest in adventurous climbing, be it putting up new routes on remote Scottish cliffs or climbing alpine North Faces.
Currently, Jack is based between Wales, Northern Scotland and the Alps, where he has been enjoying challenging himself on famous mountain routes and ridges in all seasons and great ranges of conditions. He owns Inspired Guides and works full-time to share his passion of the outdoor world with a variety of clients from beginners to seasoned mountain enthusiasts. This often includes achieving classic UK mountaineering objectives such as the impressive Cuillin ridge traverse and climbing the three famous Scottish sea stacks in a week. As well as working full-time as a Mountaineering Instructor Jack has started training on the British Mountain Guide scheme (IFMGA), which will allow him to to guide skiing and climbing throughout the world when he qualifies!
Accepted on the British Mountain Guide scheme (IFMGA) / Climbed Atlantic Wall, Slioch via Skyline Highway
Climbed five Alpine Grand Courses (committing routes over 850m long) | Guided the three classic Scottish Sea Stacks | On-sighted E5 and bouldered 7C+
New Scottish winter routes up to VII, 7 | Climbed the rarely repeated "Direct Nose Route" on Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Started his company - Inspired Guides | Guided numerous Cuillin Ridge Traverses & Hard Rock routes
Qualified as a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor | Climbed the brilliant "Crack Baby, 400m, WI6"