Rock is run by Gary Latter. A
native of Glasgow, I have climbed extensively throughout Scotland for over
20 years, and pioneered hundreds of new rock routes of every standard
throughout the Highlands and Islands, including major new routes and
early repeats in all the major climbing areas throughout the country.
I have pursued a career in the outdoors since 1992, including a summer
spent instructing at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre for
England and Wales. Scottish Rock was formed in 1996.
claim to be expert at instructing a multitude of different activities.
That is why I don't offer courses in mountain biking, skiing, winter
climbing, caving, gorge walking, bungee jumping, kite flying, orienteering,
or ascending the Munro's on a pogo stick. My aim is to specialise purely
in instructing and guiding rock climbing and scrambling. Not being based
in any particular mountain area ensures that the areas chosen for the
courses are selected for their particular merits, and not out of convenience
to where I happen to live.
many other more institutionalised centres and organisations, I generally
aim to make full use of the day, with long days on the hill, particularly
if the weather is good. Some of the most memorable time on the crags
is in the early evening, when others have disappeared and the light
is at its most impressive. I also believe that the best place to learn
is on the crag, not the lecture room, hence as much time as possible
is spent actually climbing, not talking about it.
moment I am currently completing Scottish Rock, a selected guide to
the best rock climbing throughout the Highlands and Islands. In this
respect, in the last few years in particular I believe I have built
up an unrivalled knowledge through personally visiting and climbing
extensively in all the areas covered in the guide and catered for in
the range of courses offered.