Ian Winterburn of Everything Outdoors

Ian Winterburn

Ian Winterburn has been in walking and climbing for over 36 years. Using the wealth of knowledge and experience gained over that time he first started instructing over 16 years ago.

He’s climbed and trekked throughout Europe and Africa climbing Mont Blanc twice and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Having climbed 279 Munros in Scotland and completed the Bob Graham round (42 Lakeland mountains in 24 hours),
Ian has plenty of experience and fitness to help you discover your own goals.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue

He’s been a member of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team for over 8 years recently
being awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.

As a runner he competes for Dark Peak Fell runners and is often seen running and guiding in the hills around the Peak District. Ian sits on the Fell Runners Association (FRA) committee, the national Governing Body for fell running.

For many years Ian raced Dinghies and sailed in 5 European and 7 National Championships.

Member of the Mountain Leader Training Association.

Holder of the Mountain Rescue Casualty Care first aid certificate.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold assessor.

Provider of National Navigation Award Scheme.

Fully insured and DBS checked.



“I have just attended my first basic navigational course, because I needed to learn more about map reading, and using a compass properly! My mentor was Ian Winterburn. Ian was the perfect tutor for the complete novice like myself as he has an abundance of enthusiasm for everything outdoors a wealth of knowledge and experience in both navigation and mountain craft. He has now given me the confidence to go out further and for longer on the fells. Thank you for a fantastic day, I would highly recommend this course for anyone who lacks confidence.”

STUART BOND, Fell Runner
Claire Oliffe

“This was a great course and I’d highly recommend it – I went along to improve my map reading and learn how to use a compass rather than just carry it. Ian provided a wealth of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, including interesting info on the local plants and wildlife. Spending most of the day out on the hills really helped me get to grips with things by putting it into practice and I’ve come away looking forward to navigating rather than trying to avoid it!”

CLAIRE OLIFFE, Project Manager
Lynne Taylor
“Ian is a well respected outdoorsy person, a long-standing member of Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team and a fell runner to boot. Yes, I know my other half is all of the above, but you can still learn a lot by going out on the hill with a good variety of people. I wasn’t about to waste a chance to get out and share a day on the hill.”

LYNNE TAYLOR, Sports Therapist