"John is one of the nicest mountain guides we ever climbed with! He always makes an effort to find good climbing projects that keep us wanting for more adventures. We climbed together some really amazing routes: Petit Viking, La Pepite, North face of Grand Paradiso, Ski tour up the Gran Paradiso, Pointe Adolphe Rey, ice climbing and rock climbing around Chamonix. John is very passionate about climbing and he is a very good climber, so you learn a lot from climbing with him. Also, he is a very thoughtful guide, he plans well and keeps us safe. John is very good company, he has many friends and nice stories, so it is nice to spend time together over a beer. We definitely recommend you to climb with John!"

Mircea Lazar and Raluca Mihaescu

"I have had the pleasure of climbing with John many many times in various environments and the most notable was the Matterhorn in 2017. The ascent was only achieved by Johns ability to not just get me prepared prior to the climb but to motivate me when at times I felt I may not make it..

 

Since then I have been with John on more occasions and took my 15 old Son with me. John took him under his wing and has inspired him to have a real passion for climbing which he never had before.!!

In short, if your looking for a world class climber of all conditions, who has a fantastic sense of humour but has safety at the forefront of his mind, then look no further.

 

It’s always a pleasure to climb with John, a real pleasure....."

Andrew Warman

“John guided me up the Matterhorn last year, which was amazing, I felt fully safe and motivated the whole time, as well as having some great laughs. The funniest thing was, the Horn wasn’t even the best part, we did some sick alpine routes which were easily the best climbing I’ve ever done! Aside from feeling safe and motivated the whole time with John, I learnt more about climbing in a week than I do in a normal year! Even travelling to climbs is great hearing all of Johns tales from the crag”

Nick Whiley

"John has the ability to know you better than you know yourself which when you are a mountain guide is everything. he is humble, fun and talented I look forward every year to our adventures the secret spots of the alps just open up." 

David Atkinson

"Best in the business! John has guided me for 3 separate trips. If John is available I simply will not used another guide, I have tried other guides but none compare! He is very well organised, highly skilled, has a pleasant personality and pushes hard so I climb right to the edge of my abilities & slightly beyond. I have successfully summited every time with John. I could not recommend him enough!"

 Tom Nolan

"Had a great trip with John's guidance August 2019 

 Week of preparation, starting with rock climbing on the Brevent Chamonix on Sunday 

 Monday heavy rain, thunder & lightning, no climbing.

 On Tuesday we moved up in altitude, climbing the Dent du Geant on the Mont Blanc massive.

(this is a peak I have passed on other climbs but thought out of my ability)

 Wednesday we travelled to Grindelwald Switzerland for the objective of the trip, climbing the Monch on Thursday and then the Mittleggi ridge of the Eiger on Friday.

 John was knowledgeable well organised and good company throughout the trip.

 I was particularly impressed with his willingness to help out other climbers on the mountain, not just information and advice but retrieving dropped or forgotten items."

Andy Cutts

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