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I'm Jake Rickard

Mountaineer, rock climber, adventurer, traveler, outdoor instructor, activity support worker, poker player and blogger. This is me.

In 2016, with little preparation and no hiking experience, I completed the 825km Camino de Frances. This challenge, which seemed impossible at the start, opened my eyes to the importance of leaving your comfort zone. My life would never be the same again.

In 2018 I quit my unfulfilling job to start working outdoors and pursue my other hobbies more seriously. My current role is within a crisis care centre where I utilise my outdoor skills and experience to help young people turn their lives around and reach their potential. I continue to spend the rest of my time mountaineering, blogging and playing poker where I push myself to be better everyday.

Since the camino I have trekked the Georgian mountains, completed the 150km Beacons Way, hiked the Niagara section of the Bruce trail and explored the UK to its fullest through climbing, trekking and scrambling. In the next year I hope to progress as a mountaineer by developing my winter, alpine and skiing skills. At the same time I hope to continue to share my experiences along the way via my blog and by adding to the ever growing list of resources.

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’re looking to create exposure for your brand then I can help. I routinely test, review and showcase outdoor gear on my website and social media platforms. If you’re interested in me reviewing a product or representing your brand long term 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 services in mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. I also offer a trip consultancy service to companies and individuals.


Tony & Jo

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 !