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About Mountain Monkeys

about-mountain-monkeysMountain Monkeys aim is to create an outdoor adventure anywhere, for anyone.

All of our staff are highly motivated and enthusiastic, as well as very experienced instructors. They live their lives on rock faces or in rapids, when working and also on their days off!

Mountain Monkeys have a whole range of outdoor adventurous activities to suit all requirements. We are a small independent company focussed on providing groups and individuals with great experiences. From school based days, family days, charity events and much more.

Our prices are always competitive and very flexible. We provide a set price for Under 18's and Adults on individual and groups days, with regards events and large bookings please get in touch to discuss.

Mountain Monkeys strongly believes in the beneficial impact that adventures in the outdoors can have on any individual. Mountain Monkeys continuously strives to look forward. We are constantly improving and evaluating its service, always aiming to offer the best experience possible.

Meet The Team

Innes MacDonald - Managing Director and Adventure Education Manager

Innes MacDonald

Managing Director and Adventure Education Manager

Mountain Monkeys Ltd was set up by Innes MacDonald who has extensive experience working in various industries and organisation in the fields of outdoor adventerous training, education and supported housing and child care. Innes MacDonald graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc (Honours) degree specialising in Outdoor and Environmental Education. He is a fully qualified Winter and Summer Mountain Leader and also holds the rocking climbing qualification SPA, GNAS, Level Paddle Sports, as well as the recognised adult teaching qualification PTLLS certificate.
John Foster - Company Director

John Foster

Company Director

John is a fellow Director of Mountain Monkeys Ltd and has shared many adventures with Innes over the years, originally when they were both Scouts. John and Innes have spent a great deal of time together in the wilderness such as the West Highland Way a lovely 94 mile walk from Glasgow to Fort William in Scotland TWICE! (for some daft reason!) As well as many climbing trips in summer and winter including most of the UK, the Alps and Morocco.
Admin Team - Dedicated Monkey Bunch

Admin Team

Dedicated Monkey Bunch

Our dedicated bunch of monkeys man the computers and phones from the tree tops throughout the year, and get wilfully paid in bananas
Instructor Team - The Teacher Troupe

Instructor Team

The Teacher Troupe

Mountain Monkeys has at its disposal a fantastic close knit team of brilliant instructors who are carefully hand picked and chosen for each activity, event or challenge. The team has travelled all over the world, from working in the youth work and teaching sectors to global businesses. Mountain Monkeys is also committed to using locally sourced staff for all our events and will endeavour to provide work to the local population of our activities weather in sunny Wigan to the beautiful Lake District and abroad.
LJMU Student Instructors - Our Student Tribe

LJMU Student Instructors

Our Student Tribe

For over 7 years we have had a fantastic relationship with Liverpool John Moore University Outdoor Education Course of being able to offer paid work opportunities to students throughout their time at university and afterwards to work with ourselves in gaining experience of working with groups generally on our onsite school program days and events as well as assisting on our adventure days. We are very proud to have seen over 60 students work with ourselves for several years before moving out of the area and into the wide outdoor adventure industry. We now have some very good friends not only across the UK but around the work currently some of which are based at Everest Base Camp, Thailand, The Antarctic and the US.

Prospective Freelance and Event Staff

Associate Instructors (Freelance) - Recruitment Opportunity

Associate Instructors (Freelance)

Recruitment Opportunity

Mountain Monkeys are interested in hearing from freelance Associate Instructors who are passionate about Outdoor Education and Training to join our established team. You must be able to work on your own initiative and with a variety of different clients including school pupils of all ages, adult corporate and recreational groups and events. The centre is open seven days a week with a greater concentration of available work at weekends. You should be available for periods of work throughout the year, particularly between April and October. In return, we offer a great working environment with competitive rates of pay. Please email a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Event Staff - Recruitment Opportunity

Event Staff

Recruitment Opportunity

Mountain Monkeys provide a range of event activities across the North West, and are looking for fun, reliable Event Staff. Interviews are usually carried out during April/May, with most work based around weekends and over the Holiday periods. Brilliant for students who are looking for summer work and wanting to build on their customer service experience. Please email a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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