About Mountain Hikes and who we are

About Mountain Hikes

Mountain Hikes is a small and friendly hiking, trekking and yoga business, run by Kevin Blissett and Yen Yau.  Our trips are planned and mainly led by us, so you can be assured of our personal involvement and care at all stages.

Mountain Hikes was set up so we could share our love of the mountains, hiking and yoga with as many like minded people as possible.  We live in the Lake District so have developed a great love and knowledge of the local area.

Our Mountain Hikes weekend breaks and holidays are mainly aimed at single, or solo travellers, and friends. We aim for them to be sociable and easy going, as well as sometimes challenging.  So when you book on one of our trips, you will be sharing generally with a mixed group of about 16 people, so its a great opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy the weekend in a friendly and sociable environment.  Every trip we have some people who have been with us before and people who have been recommended by friends so we are doing something right!

About us

All locations are carefully chosen by us to offer something unique and that are close to a variety of great hiking routes.  We do have a wide variety of accommodation for different trips.  We sometimes have sole and exclusive use, however there are some trips where this is not possible.   We plan and organise our events thoroughly using our local knowledge so all you have to do is to turn up, making the most of your time with us.

Our Mountain Hikes weekends all include fully guided walks , where we aim to be out walking for about 6 to 8 hours each day and for our UK trips, we usually finish with plenty of tea and cake (homemade wherever possible) when we return.  The trips we run are aimed at people who are already fairly fit and can be quite demanding, if you are not used to walking in the mountains.

Kevin & Yen Chamonix

About Kevin – Founder

about kevin

Kevin is a fully qualified UK and International Mountain Leader who has led treks and walks for international and UK companies in Nepal, Africa and UK.  In addition he climbs regularly, is Single Pitch Award climbing trained, a keen cyclist and has led a Lands End to John O’Groats ride. He has summited several 4000m peaks in the Alps, trekked in the Everest Region, led a trek across the alps from Chamonix to Zermatt.


About Yen – Founder

about yen

Yen is a trained walking group leader, a climber and cyclist who loves hiking and trekking. She is an experienced hiker and has trekked in the Alps, Nepal, throughout the UK and loves nothing more than to be out in the hills and mountains.

Yen is also  a qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer with a specialist interest in yoga for sport, and teaches classes and individuals in the South Lakes area.

Together we are Mountain Hikes and we run regular short walking breaks and longer treks throughout the Lake District, Scotland and in the Alps.

Our Team

Most of our breaks are run and hosted by Kevin and Yen, with Kevin leading the hikes.
As we increase the number of trips we run we are also expanding our team to take advantage of other leaders with great local knowledge and experience.

Rich Pyne

Rich lives near Glencoe in Scotland and has years of experience in the outdoors industry.

Rich is a fully qualified Summer and Winter Mountain Leader, founder of ‘The Real 3 Peaks Challenge’ and runs Rich Mountain Experiences in the Scottish Highlands.  Rich will be hosting and running our Ben Nevis and Glencoe hiking trips together with Monika his wife, bringing a wealth of local knowledge and years of experience in the Scottish mountains.

You can find out more about Rich and Monika here



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