“Hello, I’m John Crook, a skier, climber and all round mountain lover. When I’m not searching out the next big adventure around the world, I spend my time between my homes in Chamonix and North Wales. I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors, with people of all ages and abilities. My aim is to inspire and encourage you to have some of the best adventures and experiences of your life. I can provide you with a safe and fun environment in which to see what the exciting world of skiing, climbing and mountaineering has to offer. Whether you want to learn new skills, achieve your dreams or just find your next big adventure, I’d love to help.”



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John has been climbing from his early teens, initially gaining experience on classic UK rock, ice and winter climbs, he has spent the last 17 Years climbing and skiing extensively throughout the world, including ascents in the Himalayas, south America, European Alps and North America. He has completed numerous first ascents from huge granite faces in Patagonia to dramatic virgin summits of the Himalayas, as well as classic test pieces such as the Eiger North face. A passionate skier, John has skied big mountain lines in Canada and extensively throughout the Alps.

John is a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide, which is the highest international guiding qualification and a guarantee of the highest levels of skills, safety and expertise for adventurous activities in mountain environments.

John has a wealth of experience guiding individuals and groups of all ages and abilities in ski touring, rock climbing and mountaineering and he has a contagious passion and love for the outdoors. He is enthusiastic and inspiring, sharing his knowledge and expertise to ensure you have a safe and fun experience.

Whether you want to search out fresh tracks on a big mountain ski line, fulfil a lifelong ambition to climb your dream route or learn new skills in a safe but challenging experience, John has the skills, experience and personality to make sure you have a memorable time.

Whatever adventure you choose to do with John you will be guaranteed a fun, safe and exciting experience, which will stay with you for years.
— Phil Hargreaves (Mynydd climbing club member)


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