Ex – Lake District National Park Ranger and mountaineering specialist John White set up John White Mountaineering in 1992, this evolved to become Highpoint Mountain guides in 2001.   Joe Harrop became part of the business in 2011 and now runs the Highpoint brand, which has now expanded to offer a range of activities and training for Individuals, Family groups, schools and Corporate groups as well as specialist services to the media, film and TV industries.

Our aim is to provide a high quality experience for everyone who comes out with us, whether you are undertaking some skills training, enjoying some guided climbing or just having some fun with a group.

Instructors and Guides used by Highpoint are experienced, qualified professionals who are committed to ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable time with them. Their local knowledge, and understanding of the mountain environment will frequently add some entertainment to your day and we have dozens of testimonials to this effect.

Highpoint hold an AALA Licence for the provision of a range of activities to unaccompanied under 18’s,  – details at www.aala.org.uk, see our School groups page, where there is more information on what we can do for school/youth groups.

Our insurance cover and risk assessments and client testimonials are all available on request.


Highpoint work with hundreds of individuals every year who undertake courses, guided walking, Mountain training, and activities, In addition, we work with several large organisations including:

Berghaus and The North Face outdoor clothing companies.


Olympic Delivery Authority

Loughborough and Lancaster Universities

Homes & Communities Agency

British airways