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About Us

Andy Cummingsmanzoku was started in 1997 by Andy Cummings with the aim of helping you enjoy the mountains and crags of the UK and come home safely from your many adventures.

Andy started climbing with friends on the crags and quarries of South Wales in the early ’80s and has a handful of first ascents to his name.  His climbing career covers all styles of climbing – E6 on trad, 7b+ sport, F7b bouldering and alpine routes.

Andy’s hill walking and mountaineering has taken him throughout the UK.  Recent highlights include guiding a party on a 6-day walk across the high points of Snowdonia and a blue-sky day with a client on Scafell Pike.

“I love the mental as well as the physical challenge of climbing and mountaineering.  Stand-out routes for me include the technical Poetry Pink in the Llanberis Slate Quarries and the challenging Suicide Wall in Cwm Idwal – an aptly named route!  Its E2 grade belies the serious consequences of a mistake.”

Recently Andy has turned his attention to endurance projects such as his Backbone Cymru Ride in aid of Spinal Research covering a route from Caernarfon to Cardiff by road bike with quick runs over the summits of Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan along the way – all in a day!
Ultimately Andy has a passion for outdoor activity – climbing, hill walking, mountaineering, telemark skiing, ski touring, road cycling, gravel biking – but his greatest love is sharing it with others, allowing them to experience the outdoors safely and with a smile on their face!