You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.

– Sue Fitzmaurice

Rock Climbing

Courses from complete beginner through to refreshers for NGB awards


Courses from complete beginner through to advanced navigational strategies.

Hiking & Mountaineering

Mountaineering courses offered all over the UK in both summer and winter conditions.


Looking to push yourself, raising money for a good cause? Then we can help with our challenge events.


We run courses from complete beginner through to moving water for both white water kayaks and canoes.

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

We offer walking and paddlesport expeditions from Bronze through to Gold.


Guided Group Events from Navigation Workshops to Guided Walks, Climbing Workshops and more…





Rock Climbing

Introductory Rock for beginners, Single Pitch, Muti Pitch and Learn to Lead for those looking to take their skills to the next level.





Learn how to use a map and compass so that you can be self sufficient in the hills.  Our four levels of training can be completed as individual days or built into a weekend or full week workshops.



If you have dreamed of walking in the hills and mountains but your lack of confidence or experience is holding you back then our Guided Hill and Mountain Days could be just what you’re looking for.

UK Challenges

Step outside your comfort zone and push yourself to complete our Challenges.






Learn the introductory skills of kayaking or canoeing on flat water, or develop your skills in moving water controlling and positioning your craft in this demanding environment.



We are an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and specialise in providing both land and canoe based expeditions.


Technical Advice

RockRiver Expeditions offers a full technical advice service to individuals, schools and organisations so that you can run activities with the reassurance that you’re doing things correctly.

Michael Goude

Owner, Mountain and River Leader

“I grew up hiking in the hills and kayaking on rivers then discovered rock climbing while studying at University. It was years later when I changed my hobby into my career, retraining to teach Outdoor Adventure Sports at a higher education college that I saw how the young people grew through learning new skills and experiencing new activities, and it made me want to teach more widely. I founded RockRiver Expeditions in 2015 and now work with people of all ages, throughout the UK, teaching skills and facilitating your adventures.”

“I will help you take your first steps into the mountains, discover the thrill of climbing on rock and the exhilaration of paddling down rivers.  Or if you’re already out there and want to improve I will share my knowledge and experience to enable you to stretch your horizons further.”

Michael has led expeditions in the UK, Europe, South America, Africa, Nepal and Tibet and has explored Canada and New Zealand. He has climbed the highest mountain in Europe, Mt Elbrus (5,642m), Mount Meru (4,562m) and Kilimanjaro (5,895m) in Tanzania, and the highest mountain in the Atlas Mountains, Toubkal (4,167m). But his trip to climb Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th highest mountain was aborted due to an earthquake in 2015 – there’s unfinished business there!

Michael is a Rock Climbing Instructor, an International Mountain Leader and holds the Mountain Instructor Award. He is a Level 2 Paddlesport Coach and a BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor.  He is also trained in Emergency First Aid.

The Blog

Our thoughts on all things Outdoor Adventure…

Contact Us – don’t be shy!

If you would like any further information regarding our activities or services please email

Twitter: @RockRiverExped
Instagram: @RockRiver_Expeditions
Facebook: @RockRiverExpeditions
Phone: 07976 899010 / 07968 230871

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