Tony Lourens has been involved in climbing and mountaineering for over 40 years and has climbed, trekked and guided extensively in many countries around the world. He is passionate about all things climbing and loves to explore new places and climb in as many different areas as possible. Tony has been a guide and instructor in mountaineering, climbing and trekking since 1992 and has guided numerous nationalities from around the world, as well as many locals, and enjoys a very high success rate and a 100% safety record.

Further, Tony has been involved in publishing for nearly 20 years and has written and published a number of climbing and walking/scrambling guidebooks to many areas in the Western Cape, the Drakensberg and Namibia, and also authored The Complete Climbing Manual, which sold world wide in five different languages. He is also the publisher and editor of SA Mountain Magazine, South Africa’s only dedicated mountaineering and climbing magazine.

He has been instrumental in the development of many new climbing routes in Montagu, and now resides permanently in Montagu with his wife, Patsy.


star rating  Trips with Tony and Blue Mountain Adventures are always fun and of the highest quality from many... read more

March 9, 2021

star rating  My friend and I did a 2-day introductory climbing course with Tony. Both of us were quite inexperienced (me more than her), but by the second day we were scampering... read more

Jenny G
August 1, 2021

star rating  Trips with Tony and Blue Mountain Adventures are always fun and of the highest quality from many perspective.
With Tony’s experience you always feel well taken care of and extremely... read more

March 9, 2021

star rating  Had the best two days climbing and laughing with Tony and my friend. I am a beginner and not particularly strong but I trusted Tony 100% and I quickly gained... read more

Tamarin Carlson
August 1, 2021

star rating  We had an amazing time cloning with Tony! I’m quite beginner and managed to clim a pretty cool wall, felt really safe and the whole experience was lots of fun.... read more

April 7, 2021

star rating  As an addict of adventure in far-flung and obscure places, the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously clipped my wings. Unable to travel abroad, I decided instead to look local and use... read more

January 1, 2021