Meet the VIXON Climbing Team

Meet the VIXON Climbing Team

VIXON Climbing specialises in professional, bespoke climbing instruction in the UK and Europe. Although other instructors may contribute to our courses, the instruction for VIXON Climbing is principally undertaken by Louise Ansell and on occasions, Laura Tejada. Between them they have over 25years of professional climbing and hill walking experience, a range of high level instructing qualifications and specialist knowledge of teaching, outdoor adventure, and psychology.

In addition to other teaching qualifications, Louise is one of the relatively few females to hold the Mountain Instructor Award (the highest UK mountain qualification for summer conditions). She is an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning, and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education. Alongside her work through VIXON, Louise also runs VIXON Dog First Aid and the online Adventure Guide, Adventure Eyes.

Who Do We Work With?

Typically we work with individuals, pairs and small groups. We also provide workshops and training programmes for Outdoor Adventure Providers, College and University Outdoor Courses, and Climbing and Walking Clubs, many of whom are entitled to a significant discount with us. As an all female team, VIXON Climbing is also well positioned to offer female only courses if requested.

How Do We Work?

VIXON Climbing aims to provide flexible, tailored learning opportunities that are also enjoyable! We recognise that on occasions some people may be a little anxious, and we pride ourselves on offering a safe, supportive, friendly approach. We will chat to you about what you hope to achieve and your level of skills and knowledge. Then together we’ll agree on a realistic plan of action. In terms of ratios, we can work with you on an individual basis, in pairs, or depending on the type of instruction required, in a small group. You can make a booking with us for a day, a week or even, in some cases, just for a few few hours!

As our instruction is usually tailored to each booking, we do not typically run ‘off the shelf’ scheduled courses. We do however, provide examples of some of the different ways we can work with people, whether that’s for Hill Walking and Navigation training, Climbing Instruction in the UK, or Climbing Instruction in Europe. Do remember though, if you would like to focus on an element of climbing and/or hill walking performance that isn’t mentioned in those sections, please just get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do.

So enjoy exploring some of the options available to you, and we’ll look forward to booking time on the crag or hill with you soon.

The VIXON Climbing Team

Want to find out more? Please get in touch…

If you would like to find out more about VIXON Climbing and the different types of training or coaching we could provide for you, or your organisation, please get in touch with us. You’re welcome to email us at, or give us a call on +44 (0)7792 370 344. Alternatively fill in the form below. Don’t forget we’re also on facebook and twitter!