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Established in 2017, my small business is entirely focused on teaching mountain navigation. I've been teaching in the outdoors for 20 years, and have distilled all my experience into these carefully designed courses. My teaching style is patient, supportive and inclusive, and I mix that with the latest technology to ensure you'll leave confident and self-reliant. 



Being able to plan a good route and then follow it is the cornerstone of every mountain adventure. If you can't plan and navigate, that's going to stop you getting out there and getting active with your friends and family. That's why I set up my specialist mountain navigation coaching business. These courses are unique because there is no other provider in the UK who can offer all this:

  • Night navigation practice

  • 20 years experience teaching outdoors

  • Never more than 1:4 ratio

  • I personally deliver every one of my courses

  • Simple online booking and payment

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in Philosophy, I spent the first part of my career as a Teacher of Outdoor Education, eventually becoming Head of Outdoor Education at Frensham Heights School. I now run the charity Àban Outdoor, and also work as a Mountain Training Course Director for Pete Hill WMCI. I train and assess candidates for the Summer and Winter Mountain Leader qualification. I am a registered Technical Advisor with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (see listing here), specialising in hillwalking and schools outdoor programmes.

I am qualified as a Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor , which is the highest professional instructional qualification in the UK. I am also a UKCC Level 2 Orienteering Coach, and a very keen orienteer and mountain marathon runner in my spare time.I live in Inverness with my wife and 2 daughters. 

For a full summary of my professional background please go to my LinkedIn page.

Finally, a postscript about my name - if you've known me for a while you will have noticed that I have changed my surname. Prior to 2016 I was called Johannes Felter. The change is all down to some happy and positive family reasons - ask me about it sometime if we're out on the hill together!

Please phone 07896 823537, email jp@johannespetersen.scot or use the contact form below. 

Like the photos on my site? Check out the other work of my talented friend Duncan Hodgson here.

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