Work With Me

I'm Jake Rickard

Mountaineer, rock climber, adventurer, hiker, traveler, freelance outdoor instructor, aspiring British Mountain Guide, professional poker play and blogger. This is me. 

In 2016 with very little knowledge or experience I completed the 825km Camino de Frances which was – and continues to be – one of the greatest achievements of my life. This experience opened my eyes to the outdoor world and the opportunities it has to offer and for the first time, I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. It took me another 2 years, but finally I gathered up the courage to take the plunge and quit the 9-5 in order to pursue the life I wanted. I now spend my time travelling and adventuring while making money as a freelance outdoor instructor and poker player. 

Since the camino I have trekked the Georgian mountains, completed the 150km Beacons Way, hiked the Niagara section of the Bruce trail and have continued to explore the incredible scenery we have here in the UK through climbing and trekking. I have travelled both alone and with friends but also with clients of all ages under my instruction. It has been an incredible few years and I am looking forward to working with more people and companies in the future. 

In the next year I hope to progress my dream to become a British Mountain Guide by developing my winter, alpine and skiing skills. As well as this I will be continuing my blog and adding to the ever growing list of resources available to you on this site.

Please get in touch if you would like to work with me, I look forward to hearing from you!

What I offer

Brand Representation

If you are looking to get your brand out there then I can help! I test and review a range of outdoor gear on my blog and can even showcase your product on my social media platforms. If you are interested in me repersenting your brand please get in touch.

Content Creation

Like what you've read and looking for content of your own? I can offer content creation for your website or social media including gear reviews, adventure blogs, instructional guides, social media posts and more!

Private Hire & Consultancy

If you're looking to go on an adventure I offer short and long term private guiding and freelance instructing services in mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. I also offer a consultancy service to companies and individuals.


Tony and I want to say a big thank you to Rickards Rambles for our amazing Snowdonia trip. I’ve long wanted to climb Snowdon but with no experience and no idea of what conditions to expect was reluctant to tackle it alone. Joining the Rickards Rambles team gave us the chance to relax and enjoy our experience without the worry of what kit to bring or how to prepare. We had a great time on both our walks and are now looking forward to booking for our next summit adventure !

Tony & Jo