About Us

Go Adventure Activities is run by Mick Bailes, Ruth Jenkins and Neil Bentley. We’ve all been exploring and adventuring in the outdoors from an early age and have built up a massive variety of experience between us.

This ranges from mountaineering and climbing around the world to establishing some of the hardest climbs in the country.

We also share a great local knowledge of the Peak District and it’s history, both above and under ground in the caves and mines of the Peak.

Neil Bentley

I am a passionate outdoor enthusiast. Climbing, cycling, mountain walking and surfing being my favourite activities.  I have climbed for 34 years, my highlight was making the first ascent of Britain’s first confirmed E10 graded climbing route (Equilibrium on Burbage edge in the Peak). 

I managed the UK’s first indoor climbing centre,  The Foundry in Sheffield,  for 20 years.  I’ve also worked on various TV and film  productions including climbing stunt double for Matt Damon in Bourne Identity and film location safety team member keeping Johnny Depp and Tim Burton safe on set at Pinewood  Studios making Charlie and the Chocolate factory.    

I love the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and experience when working with clients.

Ruth Jenkins

My love of climbing led me to become a member of the British climbing team I have climbed and competed all over the world and I was the first British woman to climb the grade 8b.

For the last 18 years I’ve worked as a stunt woman, performing in Harry Potter as the moaning myrtle double and was carried by Batman in Batman Begins.

My career as an outdoor instructor began 30 years ago and has perfectly complimented my stunt work.  I really enjoy sharing and using my experiences when instructing and coaching.

Mick Bailes

Being brought up in the Peak District one of my earliest memories is of scrambling and exploring the rocks on Higgar Tor. As a teenager I learned to climb on the gritstone of Burbage and Stanage, before the development of Indoor Climbing Walls. 

My greatest satisfaction as an instructor is introducing people to climbing outdoors for the first time and seeing the thrill they get from climbing on ‘real rock’.

Personally I love the challenge of climbing and mountaineering in all conditions from ice and snow in the winter to the incredible variety of rock formations you can find in the summer throughout the UK and rest of the world.


Mountain bike instructors award schemeBritish caving association