About Mountain Hikes
Mountain Hikes is a small and friendly hiking, trekking and yoga business, run by Kevin Blissett and Yen Yau. All of our trips are 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!
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 from Rydal Hall (a stately home), the historic Nab Cottage (frequented by Wordsworth), an organic farm in Spain, Yurts (luxury tents) and a 5 star hostel in Grasmere. We also usually have sole and exclusive use, however there are a few 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 walks led by Kevin and Yen, where we aim to be out walking for about 6 to 8 hours each day and we usually finish with plenty of tea and homemade cake by Yen, 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 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.
Yen is also trained as a 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 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.