Who We Are


Steve is a mountain training provider for Mountaineering Ireland, providing a wide range of courses in rock climbing, mountain leadership and hill walking for all levels throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

At Steve Hodge Mountaineering we pride ourselves on delivering high quality courses tailored to individual needs, underpinned by exceptional customer services.

With over 20 years experience of working in the outdoor industry. I have worked for a number of outdoor adventure companies. The last one being Xplore Outdoors.

I am a technical advisor at foyle arena and have just recently started working in Tollymore National Outdoor Centre as freelance instructor.


Mountain Instructor Award
Mountain Leader
Single Pitch Award (RCI)
International Mountain Leader
Winter Mountain Leader
Foundation Climbing Coach

Development Climbing Coach (Trained)


Mountain Leader Award
Rock Climbing Instructor Training / Assessment
Mountain Skills Training / Assessment

Rock Skills Training
I run a wide range of other courses in mountaineering and rock climbing for all levels and abilities.


AMI – Association of Mountaineering Instructors

BAIML – British Association of International Mountain Leaders

MTBI – Mountain Training Board Ireland

Mountain Training Board Ireland


  • SH Mountaineering was highly recommended to me by someone who had previously received training from Steve. Steve's methods work really well and I left more confident than I thought I ever would - it was great to expand my comfort bubble and experience something new in life! Thank you Steve!
    Julie Henderson
  • Steve has given me the confidence to really enjoy all outdoor activities; Steve is an incredible instructor passing on his years of knowledge and expertise. Great value for money!
    Simon Gibson
  • Just incredible! Steve really helped me hone my skills on the mountain, and his rock climbing courses are a fantastic way to progress from indoor to outdoor, from top roping to leading. Steve even helped my select clothing and equipment I'd need - thanks man!
    Adrain Michael Stephenson