The European Alps were formed just two million years ago and there’s been five ice ages since then, shaping and modelling the iconic mountains we see today. The remnants of these ice ages now lie in the form the grand glaciers found in the high mountains. This is where the history of mountaineering began back in the 1800s.

These mountains remain the proving ground for mountaineers today and to gaze out from any one of their pointy summits, knowing what you’ve put in to reach it, is still as exhilarating as it ever was. Seeing the glaciers bathed in a rich alpenglow and feeling the crunch of the firm snow beneath your feet will give you a warm, lasting glow inside and leave you hungry for more.

Needless to say alpinism takes on many different forms and difficulties, meaning there’s something for everyone:

If you’d like to take your first steps on these glaciers and walk up some alpine summits, I’d love to be there.

If climbing North faces or Grand Courses is your ambition, then we can test, practice and develop your skills to make this a reality.

If you want to climb Mont Blanc with your family I can help.

If you want to challenge and test your climbing skills in a big mountain environment then great.

If climbing the Matterhorn or Eiger are your dreams we can make it come true.

Let me know what you have in mind and we can start planning the next adventure, making your dreams in to reality.

John Crook guided myself and another to the summit of Mont Blanc! I can’t recommend him enough-his judgement and skill are immediately apparent and his excellent manner never falters - the essence of an excellent guide in my opinion.
— Fiona Cunningham, UK
Martin on the Eiger

Technical Alpine climbing

Is climbing a big North face or Grande Course what you’ve always dreamt of? Together we can develop your skills to make this dream reality.


Classic Summits

Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monta Rosa, the Eiger. Whether you’d like to be able to experience your first Alpine mountaineering on a 4000m peak, climb the infamous Matterhorn or sample some alternative classics, let me know.


alpine Evolution

Would you like to develop yourself as an Alpinist? From learning the basics of mountaineering, through to coaching on technical climbing in the mountains, we can create the course that’s right for you.