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Exceeding Expectations, Professional Throughout, Everyone Valued

Who are Mount Cook?

Mount Cook is a not-for-profit outdoor adventure centre based on the outskirts of the Peak District. We are independently owned, and work with a wide variety of groups including schools, apprentices, corporate team building, charity retreats and many more.

We have a highly trained team of passionate staff who will look after you from initial enquiry until when you leave our centre. Our activities are designed to make memories and develop key skills through hands on outdoor learning.  

The activities on offer, the staff and the accommodation were all excellent and definitely contributed to an amazing stay.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Guides, 2024


To make a difference to people's lives through direct experience with the outdoors.


To provide access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially young people and those who might not otherwise have the opportunity.


Exceeding expectations

Professional throughout

Everyone valued

Our Commitment to Quality

We are a highly accredited centre with a commitment to professionalism in outdoor education.


We are a highly accredited centre, with dedication to improvement and becoming a leader in the outdoor industry. Find all our accreditations and certificates on our FAQs page. 


Mount Cook will try our best to accommodate all additional needs. Find our more about the steps we have taken on our accessibility page.


Theory of Change & Education

All our activities are design to improve and develop character traits in our guests. We evidence this with schools through collecting data on "Theory of Change", to produce a bespoke report on the areas of improvement.

Download our Theory of Change report below.

Working With The Community

We want to see our community, both local and global, flourish. Please get in touch if you have any ideas for working together to engage as many people as possible with the outdoors.

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Download the
Theory of Change Report

Our Green Ethos

 We believe it is important to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit to help the environment. We hope that our eco-friendly ethos will encourage guests who visit Derbyshire to develop a sense of respect and empathy for the natural environment. 

Warm Water

Our thermal solar panels create 12,195 kwhrs of thermal solar energy annually, enough to heat 500 showers. 


Our photovoltaic solar panels create 20,000 kwhrs of solar energy annually, enough to power one light in every bedroom for the whole year. 


We use heat from the air source heat pumps to warm up the water in our underfloor heating. 

Electric Car Charging

Our photovoltaic solar panels create energy to fuel our electric minibus. Two electric car charging points are available on our site.

Hydration Station

We encourage all guests to bring a refillable water bottle to our centre, helping to reduce plastic waste.


We recycle wherever possible! Recycling bins for plastic, paper and tins are available for all guests.

Green Ethos

We are proud holders of the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark.

This means we are committed to:

  • Supporting the local economy

  • Protecting the global and local environment

  • Celebrating the Peak District

  • Reducing our environmental impact

This makes Mount Cook a great choice to fulfil corporate social responsibility or teaching your young people about protecting the Peak District.

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Get in touch

Speak to one of our friendly team to find out what we can do for your group today.

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