Testimonials

Snowdon Charity Climb 2019

Better late than never…. Me and my partner Cinda were part of a group that completed the Mount Snowdon event in June 2019, in aide of Zoe’s Place.

Hats off to Paul and the team, they know their stuff and made the whole event thoroughly enjoyable. Their knowledge and personal experience gave a reassuring sense of security for all involved, and the jokes / small talk along the way weren’t half bad either.

Highly recommended… so much so that we will back again this year for the Scafell Pike event in April.

Aran

Wow Sky Blue Adventures thank you for organising such an amazing experience climbing Mount Snowdon in aid of Zoe’s Place Hospice yesterday. The communications before the event were amazing and on the day everything was so well organised and we really couldn’t have been in better hands! Highly recommend Sky Blue Adventures!

Michelle

We completed the Mount Snowdon Challenge for Zoe’s Place under the excellent administration and guidance of Sky Blue Adventures. Administration prior to and during the event was excellent. Communication throughout was thorough which was particularly useful for individuals who might not have undertaken activities such as this before. Paul Reeve in particular ensured that all questions were answered given the breadth of his personal experience. The training walk that was completed a week prior to the event was useful not only from a physical fitness perspective, but also to gel the team together. The whole experience was made all the better for the collective teamwork, knowledge & experience of all of the Mountain Leaders, the likes of which ‘rubbed off’ and was passed down to the members of all teams involved. I would highly recommend the services of Sky Blue Adventures for any future planned event.

Justin

I was very apprehensive about climbing Snowdon, however my concerns were very quickly alleviated. The communication from Paul prior to the event was excellent and I felt very well informed about all aspects to allow me to properly prepare, from the emails giving information right through to the practice walks the organisation was brilliant. On the day I felt confident that we were in very safe hands and the whole day was marvellous. One of the best experiences of my life. A huge thank you to Paul and his team. I would 100 recommend and will definitely partake in future walks through Sky Blue Adventures ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Ceri

National 3 Peaks Challenge 2018

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to say massive thank you for this this weekend….

Just dawning on me what I managed to do & all thanks to yourself for such smooth planning & being so motivating & cheerful !! With us all !

Probably wouldn’t have done it otherwise!

Myself & John are still laughing about all the banter

Couldn’t have asked for a better trip…!

Thanks again,

Alison

Hi Paul,
now that the dust has settled on the 3 Peaks Challenge, I would like to give you feedback as requested!

Myself and Alison had a fantastic experience, the event was well organised from the start when you did a presentation to taking us out for a walk and then the whole trip. It was extremely challenging but we are both delighted that we came through it and also met some very funny people along the way who all bonded.
You did a fantastic job of mixing serious discussion with having fun and motivating us along the way.
Congratulations on organising a great trip and once my legs are back to normal, who knows what we might take on next time.
Take care and thanks again.

John

Inca Trail and Machu Pichu

The expedition went well and was well organised. The group leaders worked well with their local counterparts who they clearly trusted. The support team were excellent and their diligence setting up the camping facilities was much appreciated . It was a very nice prospect after a hard day not to have to set up a tent.
It was a fantastic experience.Loved the group of people we were with. Thank you Paul and Dom xx
It was amazing. It was wonderful to be so isolated in the mountains

Kilimanjaro October 2016

An unforgettable experience

Planned to perfection with excellent support staff

Guides and porters were amazing. A truly memorable experience. Thank you

I particularly appreciated the encouraging comments from Paul on summit night. Sometimes this can be just enough to get you going again but he also recognised that I needed a bit of rest and sugar. If he hadn’t have helped I might have decided to stop a Gillman’s point. So, thank you for that

A life changing experience

Well done excellent first international expedition

Both Paul and Dom were great leaders. Could not have wished for a better expedition team, all the guides, porters and cooks were amazing.

Dom/Paul

I simply wanted to say thank you for an amazing trip, I had a fantastic time.

Your leadership got the most out of the group. Great fun, (most I’ve laughed for a while without a drop of alcohol required), but serious when needed, an appreciation of what we were looking to achieve.

I enjoyed the focus on the basics of our daily routine and the escapism this bought. Your professionalism made this possible, we were well looked after and free to indulge in the experience.

Hi Dom and Paul,

I just wanted to say thanks for a great trip and experience, I throughly enjoyed it from start to finish. 

I found the organisation and the service provided from arrival until departure exceptional.  The whole service was excellent , no doubt assisted by your local knowledge and choice of guide in Humphrey.

I hope to join you again some time soon on another expedition.

 

Navigation Skills Course October 2015

Anya

Thank you Paul for such an informative and great day! Very well-taught, the right amount of people, all the questions covered, everything spelt-out perfectly and a huge amount of patience on your side.

Will happily do another course with you.

George

Thank you Paul and Neil, for your patience and enthusiasm in helping us learn and improve our orienteering skills . I guess your course had made all of us a “Ninja Navigators” :-).
It has been very helpful and informative with good coverage of navigational concepts. Nonetheless, course provided great opportunity to socialise and get to know some nice people.

James

Great day out with lovely people. The course was very practical and well-taught. Learnt useful skills, while having a thoroughly enjoyable time in the process.

Claudia

Hi Paul, thank you very much for being such a great leader and instructor. I really enjoyed today’s course and meeting you all. Very glad with the course contents, was just the right amount of information to take in as a first step and being a beginner.

Jo

I echo everyone’s comments. Thank you both for A brilliant day and organising the beautiful weather for us 🙂

Snowdon Walk July 2014

Could I just say a big thank you to Joe and Paul for accommodating my request for the Snowdon Trip. Both Joe and Paul were excellent leaders and helped get us safely up and down the mountain – I understand that this was their job/role for the trip but the way in which they did it I believe was above and beyond. They not only led, but educated the students on the formation/geology of the mountain area and the ecosystem built up around it. All the students came away from the trip with not only a feeling of exhaustion but the feeling that they had accomplished something great that most of their peers and families had never done. This was the first trip of its kind for Beaumont Leys School and is one that I believe has raised the bar for the future. I would definitely be looking to run this again next year with a new group of students and would definitely like to work with Paul and Joe again.

Many Thanks

Rob Gamble
Pupil Premium Champion
Beaumont Leys School

Garth Hill July 2014

Hi Paul,

Than you for a very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable day. The pupils were given the opportunity to develop their own navigation skills as well as benefit from the mountain leader’s local knowledge. Not only did the pupils have a great deal of fun but they all felt as if they accomplished something upon reaching the summit and it was a perfect introduction for them into mountaineering.

Diolch yn fawr!

Thomas Roberts

Athro Blwyddyn 4 // Year 4 Teacher
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

Mountain Leader Assessment

Paul exudes a high degree of confidence and competence which is essential in the Mountain Leader as this inspires confidence and trust in the group. I would recommend Paul very highly for an instructional role as the levels of professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge he brings are at the highest level.

Samantha Leary
M.I.C.
Jagged Globe

HF Holidays Leader

He was well liked by all his groups and clearly related well to them and was successful in keeping spirits up in what were dire weather conditions. He communicated well with his clients and has a pleasant , informative and authoritative style. He was also at ease socially with his clients and other leaders.

Paul impressed both guests and fellow leaders and will be a valuable addition to HF Holidays leader panel.

Dick Brader HF Leader and Field Advisor

Duke of Edinburgh Provider

I hope you’ve recovered from the weekend! It was a pleasure working with you and the qualities that were demonstrated during the assessment, in particular the way in which you interacted with the young people, lead me to believe that you will be a valuable member of the team.

Dave Mayo
Owner Chase Training Solutions

Mountain Leader Assessment

Paul is one of the strongest candiates I’ve had for a long time.

James McHaffie
MIA / Assessor on ML Assessment