About Hunter Mountaineering

Do you love mountains, the outdoors, and the highlands of Scotland? So do I. My name is Max Hunter, and I founded Hunter Mountaineering in 2009. Both Lena and I work for the company, based here in Fort William, at the base of Ben Nevis – a beautiful place to live and work. My logo – the climber – is based on the above photo, that I took in 2008, at the summit of Ben Nevis at the end of a day of winter climbing.

Max – Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC)

I discovered the outdoors at a younger age, and I became a walker, climber, skier, caver, paddler, biker and mountaineer. I followed my true passion for the mountains in Scotland and founded Hunter Mountaineering. I’ve since lead expeditions in Tanzania, Argentina, Peru, Greenland and the Alps, and had fun climbing in many other places. I initially just worked in Scotland for the winter seasons, but realised that I wanted to be here all year round – now I’m proud to call the Highlands home.

Lena – Trainee Mountain Instructor Certificate (MICt)

Lena’s passion for climbing and mountaineering (and skiing) in Scotland has grown over the years, and she prefers British Trad climbing (summer + winter) over climbing in other countries (except sunny sport climbing in Spain). Lena is currently going through the Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC) scheme – which is the highest mountaineering certificate in the U.K. This means that soon, Lena will also be able to guide on our winter climbing courses.


Lena Hunter

Max Hunter

Max Hunter


Contact Hunter Mountaineering

Contact details and Booking

Decide what you want to do, then email Max, to make it happen – max@maxhunter.co.uk Please feel free to ask any questions or clear up any queries you have. Do you have all the details you need? Do you know what’s involved? Have you asked if we are available to work with your holiday dates. I look forward to hearing from you, and making your plan happen.

Max Hunter, Hunter Mountaineering, 10 Glenlochy Road, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6GY Mobile : 07724 740225

Lena and David


Me on Friday on Curved Ridge