About Scott


Scott has been working full time as a mountaineering instructor and expedition leader since 2009.  He has a particular passion for expeditions in the polar regions.

Scott has worked in the Antarctic since 2011 and has spent 8 summer seasons as well as two winters working on the continent.  Scott worked for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for 6 years as a Field Guide and was responsible for safety and logistics on numerous scientific expeditions.  Additionally Scott is the author of the BAS' Field Operations Manual.  In 2017 Scott joined the team at Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) where he has guided on Mount Vinson, Ski Last Degree to the South Pole and a variety of other logistical projects.

Scott also works in the Arctic and has led expeditions to East Greenland, including guiding the winning team in the 2016 ICEMAN Polar ski race.  In 2017 & 2019 Scott managed the snowmobile logistics for Tangent Expeditions Ltd. as well as running several Polar Training Courses and guiding ski expeditions within Liverpool Land and the Stauning Alps.

Other expeditions have taken Scott to Alaska - where he summited Denali (6190m); Kyrgyzstan - attempt on Khan Tengri (7010m) with a successful summit of Peak Chapayev (6210m); Mongolia - summited several 4000m+ peaks in the Altai range including Mongolia's highest peak Mount Khuiten (4374m); Russia - guided Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus (5642m), and throughout the European Alps.

When in the UK Scott runs training courses in all aspects of climbing, mountaineering and ski touring as well as offering guiding services.  In addition to running courses through Scott Webster Mountaineering, Scott also freelances for numerous other organisations such as Glenmore Lodge, Skye Guides and Cairngorm Adventure Guides.

Scott also works as an Industrial Rope Access Technician in the offshore renewable energy sector. This work makes use of Scott’s experience of working at height to assist in the maintenance and operation of offshore wind turbines.

At the core of Scott Webster Mountaineering is a deep passion for the mountains and the outdoors.  

“I love to share this passion with others and look forward to passing on some of my knowledge to you in the future!”

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)
Scott is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK and Ireland.