We are mountain leaders, hikers, climbers, explorers, fell runners. We have made our home in the mountains. It is our passion.
Alongside our relentless burning desire to be in the mountains, we have our thriving and passionate community. Formed around an interest in helping others to enjoy the outdoors, Summit Fit courses help anyone enjoy mountain environments safely. We not only want to guide, but we also want to teach. We want anyone to be able to don their backpack and head into the hills with the confidence to explore at will.
This is, in many ways, where it started for us. In 2011 Summit Fit founder Jack Williams set foot in the mighty mountains of Nepal for the first time. But not for the last. Over several years returning to hike and guide in various areas throughout Nepal Jack was lucky enough not only to enjoy fantastic views but make fantastic friendships.
It is through these friendships we have been able to produce and deliver expeditions in one of the most incredible mountain environments on this planet.
For many, the clothing we sell is where Summit Fit started, but this was actually started as a project. From a small sideline to a force to be reckoned with. We sell equipment and clothing, which is in many cases produced from sustainable, ethically sourced locations, as well as active-wear for the most demanding environments. All designed to complement our courses and expeditions perfectly.
Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. Of course there are negatives attached.
The last few decades have been dotted with disaster stories where tourism has resulted in over-development, destruction of environments and in cultural misunderstandings and mistrust. It has also recently been embroiled in the debate about global warming and carbon emissions caused by flying.
At Summit Fit we believe that our type of positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges.