© 2016 John McCune. 

I'm John McCune. I'm an IFMGA mountain guide. This is the highest qualification in the world to lead and guide people in the mountains. I am originally from Northern Ireland. I am now based in Chamonix in the French Alps, but my work and personal climbing keeps me moving about. 

 I am a very active climber, mountaineer and skier. I am passionate about being in the mountains and the outdoors. I have been skiing since I was 12 years old and obsessively climbing and mountaineering for the last 10 years. 

 I love sharing my passion, enthusiasm and expertise with others and I am committed to providing the safest and most enjoyable experience possible for anyone wishing to explore the mountains with me

 I have a BA Hons degree in fine art Photography, and I enjoy working with my camera.

 I am a member of the British Mountain Guides (BMG) and I am proudly sponsored by Mountain Boot Company, and Scarpa UK, Grivel.


Some highlights...


-Divine Providence, Grand Pillier d"Angle

-Voie American, Free, South Face of the Aiguille du Fou

-American Direct, West Face of les Drus

-1938 route, North face of the Eiger
-Pierre/Alain, North Face of les Drus
-Brandler hasse, North face of Cima Grande
-Repentance Super, Cogne WI 6
-Nuit Blanche, WI 6


-Dogma 8b, Siurana, Spain

-Freerider, El Capitan, Yosemite

-The Nose (in a day), El Capitan, Yosemite

-Rainbow Wall, Red rocks, Arizona

-Separate reality, Yosemite

-Divided years, E8/9 

-Tolerance. E8, 6c
-The end of the affair. E8, 6c
-Imaculatta. E5 6a, First Ascent.
-The Second Coming. E6 6b, First Ascent.
-A bad skin day. E7
-Duais Arete. E7 6b. First Ascent.
-Easy Lover. E7
-Primate. E7
-Peace Donkey. E7
-Un jour peut etre. E6 6b, First Ascent.
-Above and beyond. E6 6b
-The Cad. E6 6a

-Lord of the flies E6 6a
-An Sron. (the Itchy Nose) E6 6b, First Ascent.
-Where the wild things are. E5 6b. First Ascent.