Are a West Yorkshire based business that specialises in UK wide hiking and outdoor team building events

  • We will aim to deliver all booked events subject to Government regulations
  • We ensure that the legal aspects are covered
  • We ensure that the skills of our guides and event managers are as high as they can be
  • We do everything possible to give our customers a great walking/hiking or team-building experience


  • The Mountain Leader award is a recognised award by insurers and is one of the highest awards for leading/guiding within the United Kingdom.  Any company using guides should not just hire a guide for their award but their level of experience in doing the event/challenge that they are hiring for.
  • The ML (as it is known) is a useful qualification that most outdoor event organisers insist upon as a minimum.  KO back up the ML award with continued professional development through the Mountain Training Association, outdoor emergency planning and procedures alongside outdoor first aid.
  • Whilst having a (ML/other) outdoor qualification is useful it is not the only criteria that we use for delivering events, we are IOSH (Health and Safety) qualified with Degree level Leadership, Customer Service and Management awards.
  • Whilst many of our crew are Mountain Leader qualified, we also have several who are not – they do not need to be, what they do need to be is competent in the delivery of their role (often checkpoint marshals or event support) and as such are recruited and trained by KO and undergo pre season training that includes emergency procedures, outdoor first aid and customer service.


The Yorkshire 3 Peaks equipment and gear guide

Yorkshire 3 Peaks equipment Let’s start from the feet and work our way up… Feet – dry, powdered with walking foot powder (not talc as it clumps) and a pair of quality wool or merino [...]

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The Yorkshire 3 Peaks fitness plan

A guide to fitness for completing the 24.5 mile route Yes, we got carried away with the "ultimate" bit, but we every year whilst guiding on the Y3P we find hundreds of people who fail [...]

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Route card safety

  ROUTE CARD  - ESSENTIAL OR SPOILING THE "ESCAPE TO FREEDOM" FACTOR? The route card is a source of some frustration to some and an essential safety aid to others, but what exactly is a "Route [...]

Careful it’s lambing time..baaaa…

As you may or may not know you have many rights to walk in many places under the Countryside Right of Way Act. However that doesn't mean you can walk just anywhere Especially during certain time [...]

Food and sport recovery GREAT

It’s February already, how’s the exercise regime going? Training for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks course record with Kuta Outdoors????  OR…. are you injured already? It’s the biggest fear of any fitness enthusiast, new or well [...]

Your ONE essential bit of kit?

I often get asked what is THE ONE bit of kit that you can't do without on the hills... After the basics have been covered (which are, starting bottom to top) quality walking socks, boots, [...]

Avoid becoming a FOOD casualty

Imagine looking forward to walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks,  you registered well in advance and did plenty of practice walks, you were feeling fit and had all the right gear courtesy of attending one of [...]