Testimonials

Fantastic day out with Emma , she helped me reset where I am on my Mountain Leader road map. The weather didn’t hinder the guidance during the day the snippets of valuable information from a very experienced tutor . I highly recommend Emma as an excellent educator and mentor.
— Vinny G, May 2021, via TripAdvisor

Fantastic day out with Emma covering all thing ML ahead of my ML assessment. Highly recommended Emma Holland MT. Really knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and provided excellent coaching throughout. Definitely boosted my confidence and knowledge ahead of assessment!
— R. Deakin, July 2020 via TripAdvisor

Absolutely would highly recommend Emma. A fantastic day was had today, from 5 complete novices to navigation. Emma was brilliant with each of us individually and as a group. Her patience with us was amazing, and helped us step by step throughout the day. Biggest thanks for getting me on my way Emma.
C. Parry Dec 2019 via TripAdvisor

Emma recently supported our organisation in planning and managing a walk in the peak district. The walk was aimed at people that are affected by poor mental health as an introduction to the health benefits of hiking / re-connection with the natural environment.

The day was well-planned and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Emma helped to make the group feel safe and at ease, gave insightful knowledge on the surrounding area, and engaged fantastically with the group.

I’d have no concerns with recommending Emma to interested customers.
— Andrew H, Owner Black Dog Outdoors. April 2019 via TripAdvisor

Emma joined Yoga Hikes as one of our hiking leaders for the weekend in the Lake District and proved an excellent choice. Emma led a strenuous hike group one day and a moderate hike group on the other. Emma was extremely professional, approachable and got on really well with everyone. A fantastic weekend of hiking (and yoga) was had by all – many thanks! Would highly recommend Emma to anyone looking for a leader or guide. Hope you can join us on another yoga hikes weekend soon.
–Yen,  Yoga Hikes Lake District

I met Emma at a weekend event (Mind over Mountains) held in The Lake District in May hosted by Adventure Uncovered and Alex Staniforth. Emma was one of two Mountain Leaders with our group and can only be described as incredible! Emma was highly skilled and professional as well as knowledgable and friendly. Emma helped to motivate and inspire when the going got tough and helped us all achieve our goal of summiting Skiddaw and Blencathra safely. Emma had fantastic local knowledge and was able to point out local mountains and points of interest. We had the opportunity to learn navigation skills as well have some fun taking a refreshing dip in a mountain tarn and picnicking in some breathtakingly beautiful spots. We couldn’t have asked for a better leader and I would recommend Emma to anyone considering a mini adventure.
— Alex Staniforth

A truly fantastic and inspiring tailored navigation experience. Emma’s experience and expertise helped me to develop new skills, build my confidence and have fun! The day was completely tailored to my learning needs and objectives and Emma’s approach made me feel supported throughout the day. I learnt so much about navigation without feeling overwhelmed by too much information. The whole day was brilliant and far exceeded my expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Emma’s expertise in navigation. An excellent experience.
— Grace (April 2018)

I first met Emma back in April 2017 on a Mountain Training Association, Continuing Professional Development workshop. As one of her peers I have come to know Emma as a woman who is driven by her passion for the hills and mountains she journeys. Emma is knowledgeable of the mountain environment, skillful in her leadership tasks and works diligently towards her end goal. This has been proven through her tenacity to become a Summer Mountain Leader. I can personally recommend Emma as someone who will provide many a great adventure and days out in the mountains.

— Mark (MLS)

Emma is a passionate and personable leader. She’s knowledgeable about the hill and mountain environment but is always learning. That dedication to wanting to know more means she’s able to enthuse, educate and encourage people to enjoy the great outdoors.

— Austin

I’ve been guided on many walks by Emma. I’ve have total confidence in her navigation skills and she is excellent at planning walks that take into account the fitness and ability of the group. I always have a great day and generally feel I’ve gone a bit further and done something a bit more difficult than I thought I could do which leaves me with a great sense of achievement at the end of it.

— Clare