Run and Rock Guiding is a culmination of a life time of adventuring in the outdoors.

Paul Aitken

Having grown up in the Eden Valley on the fringe of the Lake District I was lucky enough to have access to all the adventure a kid could wish for, the Limestone and Sandstone outcrops of the area were the perfect learning ground before venturing to the mountain crags of the Lake District and beyond.  Fell running has always been a part of my life my earliest memory was about age 11 running around the Kentmere Horseshoe after my Dad.

I am an active Fell runner, Rock Climber, Mountain Biker and Skier living in the Kentmere Valley with my family.

I have over 20 years experience of instructing, guiding and coaching, you won't find anyone else with the intricate knowledge of the area and the expertise to ensure you have the experience you want.

I am a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and have high level coaching qualifications in several other outdoor sports.

I have been involved in nearly every high profile Bob Graham round in the last ten years and was one of the selected few who paced Killian Jornet on his record breaking Bob Graham Round in 2018 due to my intimate knowledge of the fells. 

I share my family summer and skiing holidays adventuring with friend, professional climber Leo Houlding.